12.01.2022

2022 Louisiana Resilience Summit

The 2022 Louisiana Resilience Summit was held in Lafayette, LA, on November 16 to showcase resilience, mitigation, and adaptation strategies and initiatives across the state, as well as helpful resources and tools. Presenters and attendees included planners, floodplain managers, planning commissioners, mayors, architects, and other local, state, and federal government officials. SCIPP’s Barry Keim kicked …

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11.09.2022

5th National Climate Assessment: Call for Public Comment

SCIPP Co-PIs Darrian Bertrand and Sascha Petersen are authors for the Southern Great Plains chapter (Ch. 26) of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5), led by Renee McPherson, a SCIPP Investigator. The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report assesses the science …

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11.08.2022

Job Opportunity: Hazard Planning Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for the project, “Building Capacity for Hazard Mitigation Planning in Low Capacity Communities” across the South Central United States. The endeavor has the potential to greatly inform the resources that low-capacity communities use when developing their hazard …

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10.07.2022

SCIPP Has Launched A New Website

SCIPP is pleased to announce the release of our revamped website. The SCIPP team has been diligently working over the past year to create a website that makes accessing our research and resources more straightforward, along with many other helpful improvements. From a newly added filtering and search system to an interactive map showing where …

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09.01.2022

Climate Justice Series: Webinar 2

With the new Phase IV grant funding and subsequent upcoming research, SCIPP has added a new area of focus centered around “climate justice.” Climate justice directly connects to previously-researched areas by SCIPP, including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation, in increasingly meaningful ways. Therefore, Simone Domingue, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for SCIPP, will host a …

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08.05.2022

2021-2022 Annual Report

SCIPP’s 2021-2022 Annual Report is here! Our mission is to assist organizations with making decisions that build resilience by collaboratively producing research, tools, and knowledge that reduce weather and climate risks and impacts across the South Central United States. Accordingly, the application of SCIPP’s mission objectives are detailed throughout the annual report. Some highlights of …

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07.21.2022

Climate Justice Webinar Series

With the new Phase IV grant funding and subsequent upcoming research, SCIPP has added a new area of focus centered around “climate justice.” Climate justice directly connects to previously-researched areas by SCIPP, including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation, in increasingly meaningful ways. Therefore, Simone Domingue, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for SCIPP, will host a …

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07.06.2022

Simple Planning Tool for Texas Climate Hazards

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Simple Planning Tool to Texas. The tool, previously available in Oklahoma and Arkansas, assists planners, emergency managers, and decision makers in Texas who are assessing their long-term climate risks, both historically and in the future. The tool was primarily designed …

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06.27.2022

Climate Adaptation Summer Academy 2022

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) Summer Academy 2022 welcomed undergraduate students from all over the organization’s four-state region of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana for five days of climate adaptation lectures, activities, and community exploration! The all-expenses-paid trip welcomed a total of 18 students to the University of Oklahoma from June 6th through the …

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05.06.2022

NCEI Releases 2021 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Report

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) released its 2021 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Report. The report uses inflation-adjusted financial data to assess weather and climate-related disasters that pass the billion-dollar damage threshold. The Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters tool is a useful resource to view the frequency and costs of these events since …

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04.15.2022

New Publication on Concentrated and Intensifying Humid Heat Extremes

Simone Speizer, former Research Associate with the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, recently published a study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that explored the trends in “humid heat” across the globe. Instead of simply looking at temperature, Speizer also took into account moisture in the air using the wet-bulb temperature, a method that more …

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02.07.2022

Climate Adaptation Summer Academy

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program invites undergraduate students from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to participate in a 5-day, all-expenses-paid program designed to introduce students to the topic of climate adaptation. Climate Adaptationis the process of identifying both present and future climate effects and determining how communities can adjust to the impacts of present and …

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