Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

New center to advance drought research, preparedness 25 June 2015

New center to advance drought research, preparedness

The CPO-sponsored National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in June 2015 has funded the Drought Risk Management Research Center (DRMRC), at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The center will focus on research to improve drought monitoring, impacts assessment and risk management in close partnership with NIDIS and its federal, state, tribal and local partners, domestically and internationally. These efforts will advance preparedness for drought events and contribute to mitigation of its impacts.

Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy 11 August 2014

Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy

CPO’s Laura Petes is the lead author of “Science integration into U.S. climate and ocean policy,” which appeared in the August issue of Nature Climate Change.
From global change science to action with social sciences 11 August 2014

From global change science to action with social sciences

An article co-written by CPO’s Melissa Kenney, Nancy Bellar-Simms, and Claudi Nierenberg has been published in the August issue of Nature Climate Change. The article -- “From global change science to action with social sciences” -- focuses on U.S. efforts to integrate social and biophysical sciences to address the issue of global change. 
How Hurricane Sandy tamed the bureaucracy 25 June 2014

How Hurricane Sandy tamed the bureaucracy

RISA and CSI lead Adam Parris has an article appearing in Issues in Science and Technology.

CPO selects Adam Parris as CASD division chief 17 June 2014

CPO selects Adam Parris as CASD division chief

 

 

Adam Parris has been selected as division chief for the Climate Assessment and Services Division, which houses the Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Program at CPO.

 

 

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