Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network 21 September 2017

SARP hosts webinar for NOAA Research's Social Science Network

Two speakers shared their research on developing and using vulnerability assessments. 

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts 13 September 2017

New Story Map showcases NOAA Research on atmospheric rivers and their impacts

The NOAA Climate Program Office’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) created a story map to describe how NOAA research is trying to better understand atmospheric rivers, their impacts on communities, and forecast them.

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience 31 July 2017

Critical thresholds, extreme weather, and building resilience

Identifying and understanding critical thresholds for extreme weather events is key for communities to develop effective adaptation strategies.

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information 31 July 2017

NOAA, American Planning Association enhance municipal planning with climate and weather information

This document exemplifies a public-private collaboration between CPO and the American Planning Association to help communities incorporate weather and climate information into municipal planning.

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements 16 May 2017

CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements

CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.

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