American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report 8 June 2021

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report

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

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.

Programs: RISA

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

New Report: Guam Faces More Heat, Stronger Storms, Water Shortages from Climate Change 9 November 2020

New Report: Guam Faces More Heat, Stronger Storms, Water Shortages from Climate Change

Threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to Guam’s economy annually, according to the report.

Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report 27 October 2020

Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report

The report builds upon the Fourth National Climate Assessment, providing the Republic of Palau a closer look at the implications of climate variability and change for a wide range of sectors. 

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough? 26 October 2020

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough?

Millions of Americans have properties facing the threat of destructive floods, with a cost of up to $25,000 in damages for just one inch of floodwater. To manage that risk, people who live in areas designated as river flood zones often seek to raise their homes—but exactly how high to elevate their homes is both a critical and complicated decision.  

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