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 has been postponed to 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.

CCRC Postponed

The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference has been postponed to May 10–12, 2021, due to concerns associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The CISA team and conference planning committees agree that this postponement will help to ensure the health and safety of our participants. We are especially grateful to our first responders and health care professionals who are on the frontlines, helping to save the lives of so many. We look forward to convening the network in-person next spring.


CISA 2019-2020 Annual Report Now Available  

The 2019 - 2020 CISA Annual Report highlights major accomplishments in research and engagement in collaboration with our network of partners and stakeholders throughout the Carolinas. You can read the highlights in our 2nd Quarterly Newsletter.                

Sea Level Rise & SC

Check out this new video about CISA’s work in coastal SC to tackle the impacts of sea level rise.

video on sea level rise in SC