Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
In-Person at the Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC
—or— Attend Virtually
→ May 10–12, 2021 ←
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The safety and wellbeing of conference attendees is our number one
priority. We are monitoring the ongoing pandemic closely and will adapt plans for the 2021 CCRC accordingly.
We are committed to offering both in‑person and virtual participation options. For those hoping to
attend in‑person the Durham Convention Center has provided information about their cleaning and safety protocols.
Why a Climate Resilience Conference?
The impacts of extreme weather events and evidence of climate change are continuing to grow. So too is our
understanding of the challenges we face, collectively, in adapting to these changes. Building resilience —
the ability to adjust easily to or recover from a stress or change — is an important step in preparing to
successfully address current and future pressures.
Now in its fourth convening, the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference seeks to assist by providing a
place to share experiences and knowledge about opportunities, resources, and local initiatives across a
range of professions and regional experts. Although research findings will be shared, this conference is
intended to foster real-world solutions to climate adaptation in the Carolinas.
- Support on-the-ground climate resilience efforts by providing managers and regional experts with an
opportunity to share lessons learned and discuss resources and tools for incorporating climate information
into their work.
- Contribute to the development of a climate information network for the Carolinas.
- Provide a venue for practitioners, resource people, and researchers to share information about current
activities, plans, and opportunities for collaboration.
- Community leaders
- Extension agents
- Faith-based groups
- Government (local, state, tribal, federal) agency personnel
- Policy makers
- Private sector
- Resource managers
Who Attended the 2018 CCRC?
The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments
(CISA; pronounced “SEE-sah”) is one of eleven NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
(RISA) teams working to integrate climate science into decision-making processes. CISA researchers,
collaborating investigators, and graduate students conduct applied climate research in collaboration with
a wide range of stakeholders across the Carolinas.
CISA's work includes 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.