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Pacific RISA 2016-2017 Newsletter now available!

Read about Pacific RISA research and activities from 2016 and 2017 HERE.

Our Phase 3 projects aim to assess the impact of predicted climate variability and change throughout Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, link and communicate mid-range projections with end-of-century downscaled projections, conduct stakeholder inclusive, place-based science to establish sector-relevant decision thresholds, and help decision-makers assign different kinds of value to resources across sectors and islands to facilitate choosing adaptation strategies. This grant designates sustained support for communities and research in Hawai‘i, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau, and American Samoa.

These projects continue to support the effective utilization of climate science to manage the impacts of the changing climate across diverse sectors in the Pacific Islands region, with four main objectives:

  1. Conduct place-based assessment of risk, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies;
  2. Support implementation of adaptation strategies;
  3. Evaluate adaptation plans and policy throughout the region; and
  4. Integrate technical climate information and policy outcomes.

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