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NOAA Science on a Sphere Virtual Reality Experience to be highlighted at COP27 28 October 2022

NOAA Science on a Sphere Virtual Reality Experience to be highlighted at COP27

NOAA's NIHHIS along with partners at NESDIS's data visualization lab and NOAA's Science on a Sphere have developed a virtual reality experience that will be highlighted by the US Government at the US Center during COP27.

NIDIS Launches 2022-2026 Strategic Plan 20 October 2022

NIDIS Launches 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The 2022–2026 Strategic Plan outlines and advances NIDIS’s approach to building a national drought early warning system (DEWS).

Drought.gov Launches New Map Feature for Tribal Nations 6 October 2022

Drought.gov Launches New Map Feature for Tribal Nations

NIDIS launched this feature in direct response to the NIDIS Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy, which was developed in close consultation with 22 tribal natural resource managers.

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps 28 September 2022

West RISA researcher co-authors new publications on simulations of wildfire burn severity maps

Based on California wildfires, this research team develops empirical models to improve burn severity and high-severity patch area maps with vegetation regimes to create efficient wildfire burn severity maps that will improve land use management by policy makers.

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring 28 September 2022

NIDIS & RISA-Supported Research Confirms the Role of Citizen Science Contributions to Drought Detection and Monitoring

The project exhibits on-the-ground details being incorporated into existing drought monitoring processes.

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