Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas cisa

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

Climate Change Impacts

CISA models watersheds to understand potential climate change impacts

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Congaree National Swamp

Adaptation Planning

CISA supports climate adaptation planning in coastal communities

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Coastal Carolina.

Drought Impacts

CISA works with NIDIS to understand drought impacts in the Carolinas

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rushing stream

Water Resources Planning

CISA's climate science research helps to inform water resources management and planning

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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.

Learn more about these activities and specific projects on the Projects page.

Citizen Science in the Carolinas

Learn more about the CoCoRaHS project.

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

September 12-14, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Conference website


October 2015 SC Flood Event — An Integrated Assessment

This 4-pager provides an overview of the climatological and hydrological conditions which contributed to the event and how to consider future risks as communities recover and rebuild.

October 2015 SC Flood Footage

CISA team members Chandler Green and Greg Carbone documented the impacts of the event through film. This video shows footage of high water in the immediate days following the rainfall and the same locations once the water receded. A second video interviews the mayor of Arcadia Lakes to discuss local damage and long term impacts.

Presentation Submission Now Open for the 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Check out the conference website for more information about interactive presentation formats and to access submission forms.