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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

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. 

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. 

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events 13 April 2021

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events

The 3-year project will use different technology-assisted communication methods (e.g., webinar) to work with communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to assess their vulnerability to storm events and help integrate adaptation practices into existing planning processes. 

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas 7 April 2021

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas

By providing current and past event information on drought, extreme heat, hurricanes, winter weather and other severe weather in the Carolinas, the story map aims to educate and prepare regional stakeholders about climate extremes.

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Contact

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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