The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, or SCIPP, received a $2.3 million grant over three phases.
As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SCIPP is one of the regional integrated sciences and assessment teams that covers a region of the country.
This OU-led research team covers the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and coastal Mississippi.
“These RISA grants go for three to five years with the idea that you build longer term relationships with stakeholders and in order to hopefully have better and more usable science in the end,” says Rachel Riley, Deputey Director for SCIPP.
SCIPP improves a community’s adaptability to the adverse effects of climate extremes by focusing on planning and preparedness, coastal impacts, climate adaptation, use of sub-seasonal predictions, and drought.