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Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment Program (Pacific RISA)


FGDC Metadata

Identification Information:
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Honolulu
State or Province: Hawaii
Postal Code: 96848
Country: USA
Address: 1601 East-West Road
Address: John A. Burns Hall, Room 2062
Contact Position: Pacific RISA Principal Investigator
Contact Voice Telephone: 808.944.7254
Contact Electronic Mail Address: FinucanM@EastWestCenter.org
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: East-West Center
Contact Person: Melissa L. Finucane
Browse Graphic:
Browse Graphic File Name: http://research.eastwestcenter.org/ideacenter/PaCIS/Metadata Thumbnails/PacRISA.PNG
Browse Graphic File Description: The Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (Pacific RISA) program supports Pacific island and coastal communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change.
Browse Graphic File Type: PNG
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Citation:
Citation Information:
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
File or Table Name: gov.noaa.ncdc.pacis.0007
Other Citation Details: PaCIS metadata file identifier: gov.noaa.ncdc.pacis.0007
Originator: NOAA Climate Program Office
Title: Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment Program (Pacific RISA)
Online Linkage: http://www.pacificrisa.org/cms/
Larger Work Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Eileen L. Shea, et al.
Publication Date: 20011001
Title: Preparing for a Changing Climate: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change - Pacific Islands
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: document
Series Information:
Issue Identification: 0-86638-197-X
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Publisher: East-West Center
Other Citation Details: This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the Pacific Islands Regional Assessment of the Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. The Pacific Assessment was conducted as a regional contribution to the first U.S. National Assessment of the Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. The Pacific Assessment sought to nurture the critical partnerships necessary to develop and use climate information to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate variability and change. Based on extensive involvement of experts and stakeholders from diverse knowledge groups, the assessment aimed to combine research and analyses with dialogue and education.
Description:
Abstract: The Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (Pacific RISA) program supports Pacific island and coastal communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change. Pacific RISA strives to enhance Pacific communities abilities to understand, plan for, and respond to changing climate conditions. Work is conducted though interdisciplinary research and partnership with local, national, and regional stakeholders. As one of nine U.S. RISA programs, the Pacific RISA emphasizes the engagement of communities, governments, and businesses in developing effective policies to build resilience in key sectors such as water resource management, coastal and marine resources, fisheries, agriculture, tourism, disaster management and public health. The Pacific RISA mission includes the following objectives: a) Meet critical climate information needs in the Pacific Region through multidisciplinary climate research, assessment, education, and training; b) Provide integrated, locally relevant climate information to decision makers and communities in the Pacific Region; c) Enhance regional and local capabilities to manage climate risks, build resilience in key sectors, and support sustainable development; and d) Promote collaboration among Pacific regional, U.S. national, and international institutions and programs providing climate information products and services.
Purpose: The vision of Pacific RISA is to forge resilient and sustainable Pacific communities using climate information to manage risks and support practical decision-making about climate variability and change. The Pacific RISA project is a collaborative partner with the Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS). PaCIS provides NOAA and its partners a programmatic framework and overall strategic guidance for the development and implementation of an integrated program of climate observations, research, modeling, forecasting, operational services, assessment, information management and education and outreach that will address the climate needs of the American Flag and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.
Language of Dataset: En
Supplemental Information: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program was created in 1995 to pioneer innovative mechanisms for enhancing the value of climate information and products for understanding and responding to a variety of challenges associated with climate variability and change at the regional scale. Currently, there are eight region-specific RISA teams working in sustained partnerships with local decision-makers. At the core of the RISA philosophy is the observation that climate variability and change are global phenomena, but impacts primarily manifest at regional scales in issues related to changing hydrologic cycles, increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, agricultural disruptions, environmental disturbances, and sea level rise. Often, these climate challenges combine with and exacerbate other stressors, such as population growth, energy development, and transitions in local economies, culture, and social relationships. The types of products and management efforts undertaken by the RISAs vary widely, but share the common feature of emerging from real-world challenges faced by stakeholders. The RISA model of climate services that has emerged relies heavily on participatory approaches featuring two-way dialogues between researchers and user groups, uses iterative and sustained relationships to build mutual understanding and trust, and is implemented through collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multi-partner teams delineated by decision-relevant contexts shaped by geography, sector, and timing. Additionally, the approach is evolutionary and opportunistic, adapting to the influx of new constituencies many of which are actively cultivated by the RISA teams new advances in science and technology, an improved understanding of decision contexts, and responsive to the opportunities associated with climate events (e.g., droughts) and emerging policy initiatives. The RISA experience provides valuable lessons learned that have direct relevance to regional and national climate services: a) Building trust requires a sustained effort; b) Integrated and interdisciplinary climate information and research is required; c) Information must be contextual and relevant; d) Proactive engagement is required; and e) A dynamic and flexible organization is required.
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Theme:
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: oceans
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: environment
Theme Keyword: health
Theme Keyword: economy
Place:
Place Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Place Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Hawaii
Place Keyword: Guam
Place Keyword: Micronesia
Place Keyword: Marshall Islands
Place Keyword: American Samoa
Place Keyword: Northern Mariana Islands
Place Keyword: Palau
Place Keyword: Fiji
Place Keyword: Samoa
Place Keyword: New Zealand
Place Keyword: Australia
Theme:
Theme Keyword: Oceans > Coastal Processes > Erosion
Theme Keyword: Oceans > Coastal Processes > Storm Surge
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Level Rise
Theme Keyword: Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Meteorological Hazards
Theme Keyword: Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Hydrological Hazards
Theme Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Water Management
Theme Keyword: Human Dimensions > Human Health > Public Health
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Continually
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Native Dataset Format: Applications
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Beginning Date: 20030101
Ending Date: Present
Currentness Reference: publication date
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West Bounding Coordinate: 105
East Bounding Coordinate: -75
North Bounding Coordinate: 60
South Bounding Coordinate: -55
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: 0
Right Bounding Coordinate: 0
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 0
Top Bounding Coordinate: 0
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Process Date: Unknown
Logical Consistency Report: None
Completeness Report: None
Distribution Information:
Resource Description: Applications
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 1601 East-West Road
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: John A. Burns Hall, Room 2062
City: Honolulu
State or Province: Hawaii
Postal Code: 96848
Country: USA
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: East-West Center
Contact Person: Mellissa L. Finucane
Contact Position: Pacific RISA Principal Investigator
Contact Voice Telephone: 808.944.7254
Distribution Liability: None
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20090724
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Electronic Mail Address: PaCIS-WG2@noaa.gov
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: PaCIS
Contact Person: WG2 Metadata Team
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing address
Address: PaCIS-WG2@noaa.gov
City: Honolulu
State or Province: Hawaii
Country: USA
Postal Code: 96848
Contact Voice Telephone: 808.944.7429
Language of Metadata: en
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Metadata Extensions:
Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

ISO Metadata

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Metadata language:
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Scope of the data described by the metadata:
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Scope name: dataset
Metadata contact:
Contact's role:
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Last update: 20080201
Name of the metadata standard used: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Version of the metadata standard: DIS_ESRI1.0
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Date: 20080131
Type of date:
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Themes or categories of the resource:
climatology, meteorology, and atmosphere
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Resource's bounding rectangle:
North latitude: 60
West longitude: -105
East longitude: 75
South latitude: -55
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Identity code: WGS 1984
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