11 November 2020
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.
LOIs Deadline: December 9, 2020| Full applications for Competition 2: February 8, 2021 | Full applications for Competition 1: February 16, 2021
8 June 2021
A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning
8 June 2021
The publications include early outcomes and a data instrument from wave two of their study on small- and medium-sized business resilience to natural hazards and COVID-19. Because small- and medium-sized businesses make up a significant portion of the economy, understanding interactions between disruptions and pre-existing social stressors is fundamental for implementing equitable adaptation and improved resilience.
2 June 2021
A recent study co-funded by the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program found that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic climate change increased the extent and severity of damages from the 2012 hurricane.
25 May 2021
While other resources exist that present regional or national trends in temperatures, few tools provide such information on a local level. The dashboard incorporates overall temperature trends as well as trends in indicators like extreme heat and warm nights, offering insight into changes in heat that can have public health ramifications as well as economic impacts.