CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA Risa Team
Shrinking shorelines reveal tree stumps

CISA supports drought planning and preparedness through collaboration with the NC and SC State Climate Offices

Cars on a coastal road plowing through water

CISA works with coastal communities in the Carolinas to prepare for the impacts of sea level rise

session from the 2018 CCR conference

The 4th Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference will be held May 10–12, 2021.

Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) team conducts applied research in North Carolina and South Carolina that incorporates climate information into water, health and coastal management and decision making.

In its core activities, CISA seeks to

  • advance scientific understanding of climate processes and impacts in the Carolinas
  • provide decision support through the development of targeted and tailored information
  • advance climate adaptation in the region
  • support and foster climate information networks

Learn more about our work on the Projects page.

CISA has established long-term partnerships and collaboration with researchers at other universities, federal, state, and local government agencies, NGO's, and the private sector. Working together enables us to leverage expertise and build robust and coordinated efforts around climate research and decision support activities. View our list of partners.

CISA Mission Statement

The CISA team creates, tailors, and integrates climate information to advance equitable planning and management approaches to support healthy and resilient communities and environments for all in the Carolinas.

We believe this mission can only be achieved by integrating principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion:

  • Support inclusive participation
  • Create opportunities for all voices to be heard and included in decision-making
  • Partner with others to address issues which disproportionately impact marginalized, underserved, and under-resourced communities
  • Make climate information accessible to all

News

CISA and NC State Climate Office Release Drought Communications Project Report

CISA partnered with the State Climate Office of North Carolina on a project to increase the transparency and effectiveness of drought communications. Access a summary of project findings here.

New Project Materials for the CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring Program

The CISA team recently released final project materials for the CoCoRaHS Citizen Science Condition Monitoring Program. Learn more about the project and access the two new story maps and final project report here.