CSI provides leadership and support for bringing sound science to bear on climate sensitive resource management and adaptation challenges. CSI is CPO’s locus for interdisciplinary research and applications in regions and sectors both domestic and international. CSI includes the Sectoral Applications and Research program (SARP), Coasts and Ocean Climate Applications program (COCA), the International Resaerch and Applications program (IRAP), and RISA. CSI is also a close partner of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in that it helps develop and manage the Coping with Drought research and development initiative.
Adam will continue to work on the RISA program. However, in this new capacity, Adam will also work with CSI staff who have lead the development of these innovative programs, as well as previous efforts like the White House Council on Environmental Quality Adaptation Task Force and regional and sectoral products of the past two National Climate Assessments.