in the Carolinas
Learn more about the CoCoRaHS project.
New CISA video series on water resources and climate in South Carolina
CISA team members Chandler Green and Greg Carbone are working to produce a series of 14 videos to showcase how climate influences water use and management in South Carolina. Check them out here.
Latest version of the Carolinas Climate Connection now available
Check out CISA's 2014 4th quarter newsletter for information on the latest research, news and events about climate in the Carolinas.
Public Workshops on Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies in Beaufort County Held August 25-26, 2014
Members of the public attended meetings to discuss sea level rise vulnerability and potential adaptation strategies for Beaufort County, SC. More information.
Webinar: Risky Business - The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the US
The Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice co-hosted a webinar October 17th to examine the potential economic consequences of climate change for the Southeast. Presentation Slides.
The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) works with a variety of stakeholders across North Carolina and South Carolina to incorporate climate information into water and coastal management and related decision-making processes. Efforts include working with decision makers on improving their adaptation to drought, linking climate variability to watershed/landuse planning, coastal adaptation planning, and characterizing climate vulnerability in the region. The program is supported by NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program.
Based at the University of South Carolina, CISA researchers collaborate with colleagues at the Southeast Regional Climate Center located at UNC-Chapel Hill, North and South Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State Climate Office, and South Carolina State Climate Office.
CISA's core activities encompass five general focus areas:
- climate and watershed modeling
- coastal climate
- public health and climate
- advance scientific understanding of climate and hydrological processes in the Carolinas
- improve the assessment of climate-related vulnerabilities and impacts
- provide timely and relevant information and tools for decision-makers