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International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Convenes Institutional Review 29 July 2013

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Convenes Institutional Review

On June 24 and 25, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) hosted its first-ever institutional review with its International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. 
RISAs Participate in AGU Science Policy Meeting in Washington DC 29 July 2013

RISAs Participate in AGU Science Policy Meeting in Washington DC

Representatives from the RISA community participated in the meeting with the goal of moving beyond discussions to actually taking action to improve the science-policy interface. 

CPO-Supported Researcher Receives the 2013 Prince Albert I Medal 29 July 2013

CPO-Supported Researcher Receives the 2013 Prince Albert I Medal

Professor Arnold Gordon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, received the 2013 Prince Albert I Medal in Sweden on Wednesday, July 24.

CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable 18 July 2013

CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable

Nancy Beller-Simms, the program manager of the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research program participated in a Senate Committee roundtable event on July 18, 2013.

CCRUN RISA Contributes to Sea Level Rise Tools for Sandy Recovery 15 July 2013

CCRUN RISA Contributes to Sea Level Rise Tools for Sandy Recovery

NOAA, in partnership with FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has created a set of map services to help stakeholders consider risks from future sea level rise in planning for reconstruction following Hurricane Sandy. The RISA program and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) RISA team in New York City played major roles in the development of the two reports that informed the mapping tools.

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