NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research that addresses complex climate-sensitive issues of concern to decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level.
Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Category: Funding
Aquarius is a software application developed by the Rocky Mountain Research Station of the U. S Forest Service and Colorado State University. The modeling system depicts the temporal and spatial allocation of water flows among competing traditional and nontraditional water uses in a river basin. The program can be used to determine economically efficient water destination strategies by systematically examining, using a nonlinear optimization technique, the feasibility of reallocating unused or marginally valuable water storage and releases in favor of alternative uses.
Related Organizations: Colorado State University, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Authors or Affiliated Users: Gustavo E. Diaz, Thomas C. Brown, Oli Sveinsson
Resource Category: Data and tools
From NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, this website provides the capability to view flood exposure by county for U. S ocean and Great Lakes coasts. Snapshots detail a county's demographic, infrastructure and environment within the flood zone. The Coastal County Snapshots provide “snapshots” or short reports on the topics of a county’s: Flood Exposure, Ocean Jobs or Wetland Benefits. The snapshots offer county-level facts, and easy-to-understand charts and graphs that describe complex coastal data.
Related Organizations: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Resource Category: Data and tools
The Business Resiliency Initiative (BRI) was launched in the Sacramento Capital Region of California to increase awareness and preparedness for continuity risks faced by small and medium businesses. The Initiative aims to minimize the impacts of an economic crisis potentially caused by unforeseen disaster - recognizing the increase in frequency and severity of extreme weather events and climate change related impacts such as fire, flood, drought and storms. The project is built around designing an effective regional resiliency framework that can be replicated across the country.
Related Organizations: Valley Vision
Resource Category: Planning
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program, the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative on Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - USA (ICLEI), has developed a City-led, science-based, and stakeholder-supported process to begin climate adaptation planning.
It is the role of the Alabama Office of State Climatology to provide weather and climate information to the public and private interests to improve decision making activities that affect environmental quality and the economic efficiency of the State. Activities include providing specific weather data for the State and for the world, developing plans to mitigate the economic impacts of weather and climate variability, and providing consultation on the use, interpretation and availability of weather and climate information.
The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) is part of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. Based in the University of Alaska - Fairbanks, ACCAP aims to assess the socio-economic and biophysical impacts of climate variability in Alaska, and make this information available to state and local decision-makers to improve the ability of Alaskan's to adapt to a changing climate.
The primary mission of this center is to respond to inquiries concerning the meteorology and climatology of Alaska from public, private, and government agencies, and from researchers around the world. Most of the climatological data available for Alaska has been accumulated in Fairbanks and by the state climatologist in Anchorage at the Alaska State Climate Center. This Research Center archives digital climate records, develops climate statistics, and writes monthly weather summaries, which are published in several newspapers around the state and in Weatherwise magazine.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is a not-for-profit tribal health organization managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services.
Alaska Sea Grant supports marine and coastal research, provides education and extension services, distributes information about Alaska's seas and coasts, and provides funding to scientific researchers and graduate students. Their Marine Advisory Program is for fishermen, boat operators, coastal residents, tour guides, the seafood industry, and others who make a living from or enjoy the waters of Alaska. This program produces and distributes a variety of publications for the general public, K-12 educators, fishermen, and others.