Contact Info

c/o Climate Research Lab
USC Dept. of Geography
Columbia, SC 29208

803.777.2482 or
803.777.4972 fax

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CISA investigators developed the VCAPS process to integrate local knowledge
and climate science to plan for climate change impacts
CISA's "Coping with Drought" work includes collaboration
with the National Integrated Drought Information System
CISA's watershed modeling projects provide meaningful information
to local and regional decision makers
The Climate Connection Workshop series engages stakeholders in discussions
on how SC ecosystems are affected by climate


square_10px CISA to host Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Conf Logo April 28 and 29, 2014 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC. Find out more on the conference website.

  New Report: Climate of the Southeast United States

This report, part of a series of technical reports for the Third National Climate Assessment, includes climate information for the region as well as climate change impacts to specific sectors including public health, water resources, and natural ecosystems.

square_10px Carolinas Climate Listserv Launched

CISA has launched the Carolinas Climate Listserv as a means to disseminate climate-related news and events to a broad audience of stakeholders in the Carolinas. Sign up here.

   Article: Managing climate change scenarios for societal impact studies

A new article by Dr. Gregory Carbone published in Physical Geography reflects on issues in bridging climate science and decision making. doi:10.1080/02723646.2013. 869714

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) works with a variety of stakeholders across North Carolina and South Carolina to incorporate climate information into water and coastal management and related decision-making processes. Efforts include working with decision makers on improving their adaptation to drought, linking climate variability to watershed/landuse planning, coastal adaptation planning, and characterizing climate vulnerability in the region. The program is supported by NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program.

Based at the University of South Carolina, CISA researchers collaborate with colleagues at the Southeast Regional Climate Center located at UNC-Chapel Hill, North and South Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State Climate Office, and South Carolina State Climate Office.

CISA’s core activities encompass five general focus areas: drought, climate and watershed modeling, coastal climate, health, and adaptation. Within each of these areas, we are pursuing several cross-cutting activities that seek to advance scientific understanding of climate and hydrological processes in the Carolinas, improve the assessment of climate-related vulnerabilities and impacts, and provide timely and relevant information and tools for decision-makers.

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