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Project Website Launched to Share Information with Researchers and Stakeholders about the IRAP: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience 23 May 2014

Project Website Launched to Share Information with Researchers and Stakeholders about the IRAP: Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience

The IRAP Project website was launched this month as a means to provide access to background information, vulnerability and impact assessments, prototype maps and visualization tools, descriptions and summaries of project events and opportunities for partnerships.  The information can be found at http://irap.iri.columbia.edu

 

 
 
NOAA/CPO Climate and Societal Interaction Program Awards Funding to Initiate the International Research and Applications (IRAP) Program 21 May 2014

NOAA/CPO Climate and Societal Interaction Program Awards Funding to Initiate the International Research and Applications (IRAP) Program

Through a highly competitive proposal process, NOAA’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) awarded funding to the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) for a project entitled “IRAP:  Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience". 

Climate.gov staff, NOAA leadership attend Webby Awards 20 May 2014

Climate.gov staff, NOAA leadership attend Webby Awards

After winning three awards in the 2014 Webby Awards, NOAA Climate.gov was invited to give a five-word acceptance speech at a ceremony in New York City on Monday. David Herring and Frank Niepold of NOAA Climate.gov attended along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Senior Advisor Christine Blackburn. Dr. Sullivan accepted the awards. Her speech: "Earth: Our home. NOAA's mission."
CarbonTracker 2013 released 12 May 2014

CarbonTracker 2013 released

CarbonTracker, an effort partially funded by the Climate Program Office, has released its latest version - CT2013.
Airborne measurements confirm leaks from oil and gas operations 7 May 2014

Airborne measurements confirm leaks from oil and gas operations

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

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