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Alaska RISA Team to Host Webinar Series to Share Climate Information with Stakeholders 13 April 2021

Alaska RISA Team to Host Webinar Series to Share Climate Information with Stakeholders

The webinars are a key way for experts to share climate-related information with Alaska stakeholders, including sea/river ice status, CPC climate outlooks, precipitation projections, and decision support tools for aviation. 

NIDIS Co-organizes Soil Moisture and Wildfire Symposium 13 April 2021

NIDIS Co-organizes Soil Moisture and Wildfire Symposium

The symposium will provide researchers and fire managers a unique opportunity to connect with others, to learn about ongoing research in this area, and to discuss ways to move forward with new research and end uses. Soil moisture research is a crucial area of study in drought prediction and wildfires are one of the most devastating and extensive drought impacts. 

New Mid-Atlantic RISA Tool Helps Find and Select Models for the Chesapeake Bay 13 April 2021

New Mid-Atlantic RISA Tool Helps Find and Select Models for the Chesapeake Bay

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (MARISA), a CPO RISA team, recently published the Model Inventory and Selection Tool (MIST). MIST features a collection of models relevant for water management and decision making in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Mid-Atlantic region. 

Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection: 13 April 2021

Drought Task Force Shows Progress in Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction in New Special Collection:

The advances described in 13 papers represent outcomes from research funded by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) programs, leveraging other U.S. agencies’ investments, and coordinated within the framework of the Third MAPP Drought Task Force (DTF3). 

CPO's Zac Cannizzo Selected to Join NOAA Ecosystem Indicator Working Group 13 April 2021

CPO's Zac Cannizzo Selected to Join NOAA Ecosystem Indicator Working Group

Cannizzo will bring the CPO Marine Ecosystem Risk Team’s (MERT) perspective of the intersection of climate and marine ecosystems, as well as his strong working knowledge of ONMS indicator needs to the EIWG’s work in the coming year. 

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