CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA RISA Team

Upcoming Events




Moving Back from the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Advancing the Conversation

Understanding when and how to engage community members is a critical part of any planning process—and one of the most challenging. Join this webinar, hosted by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management on July 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. to explore strategies to initiate and sustain community conversations about adaptation and relocation. Speakers, including CISA and S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist Sarah Watson, will explore the influences of community identity, interpersonal relationships, language, and social equity on our efforts to engage with communities who are planing for future change. Register here.


July - August


Flooding 411 Webinar Series

This 4-part webinar series, designed for residents of South Carolina coastal counties, will feature expert speakers discussing the impacts of flooding in coastal communities, how to protect life and property, and what to do if you are impacted by flooding. Sessions will be hosted July 14, 21, and 28 and August 4 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The series is hosted by partners with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension, the North Inlet-Winyah Bay and ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserves, the University of South Carolina, and S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. Register here.

  • July 14 "Water in Our Landscape: Constant Change" Learn about coastal hydrology, different types of flooding, and available tools to understand flood issues in your local area
  • July 21 "Who's Who for Flood Management and Recovery" Learn about how to contact appropriate agencies for flood preparation and recovery assistance as well as the National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA flood maps
  • July 28 "Reducing Flood Impacts to Your Property and Community" Learn to manage water on your property, develop a flood readiness strategy, and locate relevant resources
  • August 4 "Successful Community Flood Management" Learn about different flooding management strategies from all along the coast