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CPO's RISA Program Announces New FY21 Funding Opportunities 11 November 2020

CPO's RISA Program Announces New FY21 Funding Opportunities

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports the development of knowledge, expertise, and abilities of decision makers to plan and prepare for climate variability and change. Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for two competitions in FY21: 1) a competition for regional RISA teams in nine U.S. regions, and 2) a competition for collaborative planning activities in the Southeast and U.S. Caribbean.

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LOIs Deadline: December 9, 2020| Full applications for Competition 2: February 8, 2021 | Full applications for Competition 1: February 16, 2021

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks 26 January 2021

Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI: Stronger Storms, Coral Loss, and Health Risks

According to a new climate change assessment report for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, led by members of CPO's Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment team (Pacific RISA) and co-supported by CPO's Assessments Program, threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to the CNMI economy annually.

California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment 26 January 2021

California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment

The first formal state climate assessment for Nevada, it covers heat, drought, snow loss, flood and wildfire risk changes associated with impacts to public health, water resources, habitats, recreation and hospitality, and agriculture and ranching.

Study Finds Increasing Widespread Western U.S. Fire Danger and Fire Suppression Resource Strain 21 January 2021

Study Finds Increasing Widespread Western U.S. Fire Danger and Fire Suppression Resource Strain

Widespread fire danger and fire activity during active fire seasons can overwhelm fire suppression resource capacity, limiting the effectiveness of managing fires and potentially increasing fire impacts.

South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility 12 January 2021

South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility

Many climate decision support tools have been developed to support a variety of sectors and scales, but evaluation of such tools has only recently begun to take place. The study advances our knowledge of climate decision support tool utility evaluation and demonstrates the impact of a tool within planning contexts.

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Dr. Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, Program Director (Acting)
P: (301) 734-1240
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Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1251
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Dr. Ariela Zycherman
Social Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1244
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Sean Bath*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (301) 734-1294
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