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Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report 5 February 2014

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report

A report was based on the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) was recently presented to the President's Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

Scientists awarded grants to study Santa Barbara coastal ecosystem vulnerability 4 February 2014

Scientists awarded grants to study Santa Barbara coastal ecosystem vulnerability

Researchers from California's leading climatological and ecological programs received two grants totaling more than $278,000 from CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program and NOAA Sea Grant to conduct a coastal ecosystem vulnerability assessment in the Santa Barbara area, California Sea Grant announced Tuesday, Feb. 4. 

3 February 2014

CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at Georgetown Climate Center workshop

CPO scientist Nancy Beller-Simms spoke at the "Supporting State and Local Adaptation through Existing Federal Programs:Water Infrastructure" workshop - sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center.

NOAA sponsors workshop to develop plans for an improved Ocean Observing system for the Tropical Pacific 3 February 2014

NOAA sponsors workshop to develop plans for an improved Ocean Observing system for the Tropical Pacific

NOAA sponsored the Tropical Pacific Observing System-2020 (or TPOS-2020) workshop Jan. 27-30 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. CPO's David Legler and Sidney Thurston joined more than 60 international scientists in discussions of the future observing needs and strategies for this important region of the world.

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference 3 February 2014

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference

CPO's Adam Parris and Caitlin Simpson spoke at the National Council for Science and the Environment's conference: "Building Climate Solutions,"  which took place in Arlington, Va. from Jan. 28-30.

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