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

Join us for the 2020 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, October 26–28 in Durham, NC

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.


Submit Your Ideas

The call for session and presentation ideas for the 2020 CCRC is now open. Submit your idea today.

Coastal Salinity Index Website Now Live

CISA collaborated with the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center on the new Coastal Salinity Index (CSI) website. The site displays real-time CSI values for the Carolinas.

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