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Urban Northeast RISA team helps prepare one of world’s largest energy delivery systems for climate change impacts 21 January 2020

Urban Northeast RISA team helps prepare one of world’s largest energy delivery systems for climate change impacts

A new report evaluated present-day infrastructure, design specifications, and procedures against expected climate change to better understand its future impact on Con Edison’s energy delivery systems in NYC and Westchester County through the 21st century.

CPO’s Alaska RISA team co-authors book chapter on drivers of landscape change in the Northwest Boreal Region 14 January 2020

CPO’s Alaska RISA team co-authors book chapter on drivers of landscape change in the Northwest Boreal Region

The book aims to create a resource for regional land and resource managers and researchers that synthesizes the latest research on the historical and current status of landscape-scale drivers (including anthropogenic activities) and ecosystem processes, future projected changes of each, and the effects of changes on important resources in the region.

Mapping weather, water, ice, and climate information providers in Polar Regions: who are they and who do they serve? 14 January 2020

Mapping weather, water, ice, and climate information providers in Polar Regions: who are they and who do they serve?

The provision and use of weather, water, ice and climate information plays a key role in ensuring that polar activities are conducted as safely as possible and can contribute to a reduction of the environmental footprint of human activities.

New research explores using Arctic system science research to coproduce sea ice decisions support tools 14 January 2020

New research explores using Arctic system science research to coproduce sea ice decisions support tools

Improving situational awareness and crisis response are key priorities in reducing potential risks associated with sea ice and environmental-related hazards in the Arctic.

Upcoming Workshop on Building Knowledge about the Intersections of Public Health Issues, Hurricanes, and Heat 20 December 2019

Upcoming Workshop on Building Knowledge about the Intersections of Public Health Issues, Hurricanes, and Heat

A team of researchers supported by CPO’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) will convene the one-day workshop in Puerto Rico in February 2020.

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