Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting 6 January 2023

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate topics relevant to CPO's mission at the American Meteorological Society 103rd Annual Meeting

More than 10 CPO staff, research team members, and interns will attend and present on climate-related topics at the 2023 American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting. The presentations represent a total of 19 abstracts. As leaders in the field, some of the staff will lead sessions and town halls while others are supporting authors. See the full list of CPO presentations at AMS below.

CEE’s Frank Niepold is lead author on climate change education, training, and public awareness chapter of 2022 U.S. Climate Ambitions Report to the UNFCCC 6 January 2023

CEE’s Frank Niepold is lead author on climate change education, training, and public awareness chapter of 2022 U.S. Climate Ambitions Report to the UNFCCC

This international chapter reflects programs and initiatives designed to enhance climate change education, training, and public awareness throughout the country.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Global School joins partnership to co-create the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network (CCAN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team 6 January 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Global School joins partnership to co-create the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network (CCAN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team

Researchers at WPI’s Global School have been awarded funding to co-create CCAN to foster knowledge sharing for more sustainable and equitable strategies for climate-action and community empowerment throughout Puerto Rico and the USVI.

Researchers from CCRUN co-author new publication “Mixed methods assessment of personal heat exposure, sleep, physical activity, and heat adaptation strategies among urban residents in the Boston area" 6 January 2023

Researchers from CCRUN co-author new publication “Mixed methods assessment of personal heat exposure, sleep, physical activity, and heat adaptation strategies among urban residents in the Boston area"

Patrick Kinney and Patricia Fabian, from Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, published results of a co-authored study monitoring heat vulnerability and adaptation strategies for the Boston, MA area community.

Climate Specialist Rick Thoman with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, co-authors NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2022 15 December 2022

Climate Specialist Rick Thoman with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, co-authors NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2022

Rick Thoman co-authors the 2022 NOAA Arctic Report Card that reveals shifts in Arctic seasons, widespread disturbance, and the value of diverse observations.

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