Climate Program Office News

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks 6 August 2020

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

The system tracks places and times in the United States and neighboring regions when climate factors might enhance transmission of illnesses like Zika, dengue fever, and chikungunya spread by species of Aedes mosquitoes.

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects 23 June 2020

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects

The projects focus on linkages between climate and infectious diseases, heat and/or food systems and nutrition.

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate 7 June 2019

Workshop report now available: Building Public Health Resilience to Severe Weather in a Changing Climate

This workshop builds on previous investments by IRAP and NOAA in the Caribbean, and provides linkages to ongoing efforts in NOAA and the USGCRP to address climate and health, including heat health.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Conducts Public Webinar on Climate, Environment and Health Funding Opportunity 17 April 2019

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Conducts Public Webinar on Climate, Environment and Health Funding Opportunity

NOAA is engaged in a partnership with NSF, NIH, USDA and agencies from 8 other countries to reduce risk in the public health sector through the use of climate-related knowledge and information tools and services; this allows us to leverage millions of dollars of investment from other countries in high priority topics to the US.

IRAP selected six new two-year projects following a highly competitive funding competition, totaling $1.5 million 18 March 2019

IRAP selected six new two-year projects following a highly competitive funding competition, totaling $1.5 million

In order to inform planning and prevention focused on weather and climate-sensitive health risks to U.S. economic, development, scientific and safety interests at home and abroad, NOA’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) selected six new two-year projects following a highly competitive funding competition, totaling $1.5 million.

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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