Climate – Pacific Islands Region
There are many valuable resources listed here to gather information on climate and our climate partners in the Pacific Islands Region. Keep checking back for updates and information on NOAA’s developing Climate Services!
- NOAA’s Climate Portal
- A single point-of-entry for NOAA’s extensive collection of climate data and information – www.climate.gov
- Regional Climate Centers
NOAA’s Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort, managed by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the timely production and delivery of useful climate data, information, and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional and national levels. The RCCs support NOAA’s effort to provide operational climate services while leveraging improvements in technology and collaborations with partners to expand quality data dissemination capabilities. For more on RCCs
NOAA’s Pacific Islands Regional Collaboration Team works closely with the two RCCs in the region,
- Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA)
The Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program supports research that addresses complex climate sensitive issues of concern to decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. The RISA research team members are primarily based at universities though some of the team members are based at government research facilities, non-profit organizations or private sector entities. Traditionally the research has focused on the fisheries, water, wildfire, and agriculture sectors. The program also supports research into climate sensitive public health issues. Recently, coastal restoration has also become an important research focus for some of the teams. For more on RISAs
The NOAA Western Region works with four RISA programs in the region, the Pacific RISA.
The Central Team will continue to build this portion of the website to bring you easy access to climate reports.