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Urban Northeast RISA Co-authors New York City's State of Climate Knowledge 2021 Report 11 May 2021

Urban Northeast RISA Co-authors New York City's State of Climate Knowledge 2021 Report

The report is an important step in integrating sustained assessment into New York City climate adaptation planning. It will drive new and creative partnerships to develop credible and actionable research products addressing the city’s most pressing climate challenges.

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet 27 April 2021

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet

The NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project addresses the nexus of climate, ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them, and provides opportunities to explore co-benefits for mitigation and adaptation. The effort also demonstrates how NOAA can work across line offices and the U.S. government agency community to share scientific, technical, and stewardship knowledge and experience with other countries

Climate Services Webinar Spotlights Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program PI and Northeast Fisheries Climate Modeling Project 27 April 2021

Climate Services Webinar Spotlights Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program PI and Northeast Fisheries Climate Modeling Project

In 2020, the joint CPO-NMFS Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program (CAFA) funded projects to develop integrated climate-fisheries modeling frameworks in four regions, which will evaluate fisheries management and adaptation strategies and serve as pilot projects for the NOAA Climate and Fisheries Initiative. This April 29th webinar will discuss the project in the Northeast region.

South Central RISA Recaps Extreme February Weather in New Report 27 April 2021

South Central RISA Recaps Extreme February Weather in New Report

The report seeks to educate the general public about the extreme winter weather event in February 2021  as it describes records that were broken, the context of the event compared to climatology and past events, and impacts to sectors like infrastructure, the economy, the environment, and society. 

5 Ways NOAA Scientists are Answering Big Questions About Climate Change 27 April 2021

5 Ways NOAA Scientists are Answering Big Questions About Climate Change

From warmer ocean temperatures to longer and more intense droughts and heat waves, climate change is affecting our entire planet. Scientists at NOAA have long worked to track, understand and predict how climate change is progressing and impacting ecosystems, communities and economies. In honor of Earth Day, take a look at five ways scientists, including researchers funded by CPO's Regional Integreated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, are studying this far-reaching global trend.

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