Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

New study, co-authored by Alaska RISA team staff, studies the changing role of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium 29 October 2019

New study, co-authored by Alaska RISA team staff, studies the changing role of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium

The authors recommend that boundary organizations wishing to develop knowledge co-production capacity know their audience, employ trusted experts in boundary spanning, and engage in frequent self-evaluation.

CPO’s Lisa Vaughan represents NOAA in international meetings on climate and public health impacts 29 October 2019

CPO’s Lisa Vaughan represents NOAA in international meetings on climate and public health impacts

The impact of climate on public health and well-being is emerging as a key challenge that society faces today, and one which will likely continue to increase as the climate changes.

Pacific RISA welcomes leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau for the Inaugural Micronesian Conference of Leaders 29 October 2019

Pacific RISA welcomes leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau for the Inaugural Micronesian Conference of Leaders

Heads of State and government leaders from Micronesia acknowledged the value of the CPO Pacific RISA’s work and the way it is uniquely positioned in the Pacific to provide research and partnership that directly supports their high-level decisions in adapting to climate change and variability.

Great Lakes and South Central RISA teams win $2.1M grant to work with 60 cities in the Gulf region 29 October 2019

Great Lakes and South Central RISA teams win $2.1M grant to work with 60 cities in the Gulf region

The project will help cities build their climate adaptation capacities by finding more cost-effective methods to build relationships with scientists and organizations that can assist them.

South Central U.S. RISA team receives award for Simple Planning Tool 23 October 2019

South Central U.S. RISA team receives award for Simple Planning Tool

The tool is a compilation of relatively easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs to assist planners and emergency managers in the state of Oklahoma who are assessing their long-term climate risks, both historically and in the future.

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