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SCIPP Climate Adaptation Summer Academy

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) invites undergraduate students from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to participate in a 5-day, all-expenses-paid Summer Academy designed to introduce students to the topic of-climate adaptation. Climate Adaptation is the process of identifying both present and future climate effects and determining how communities can adjust to the impacts of present and future climate conditions. There is a growing demand for professionals who have the skills to work in the climate adaptation arena, especially in the South-Central U.S., which is one of the most disaster-prone regions of the country. The Academy will take place at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.

Throughout the Summer Academy, students will hear from a variety of speakers on topics including but not limited to: climate-related hazards in the South-Central U.S.; social factors and equity in climate adaptation, climate policy, administrative authorities and their responsibilities, and planning and development skills. Additionally, students will learn about disciplines involved in climate adaptation, such as meteorology, climate science, geography, environmental sustainability, and public administration, as well as have the opportunity to engage with professionals who can help provide direction for those interested in pursuing a career in climate adaptation or a related field. Activities related to each topic will be incorporated throughout the academy, and one day may include a field trip where students learn local planning practitioners’ perspectives on climate adaptation approaches in the region.

About SCIPP and RISA: SCIPP is part of a network of climate hazards research teams known as the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program, or RISA. RISA teams are funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Founded in 2008, SCIPP’s 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.

We Provide: 1. Lodging 2. Transportation expenses (e.g., flights, car fuel reimbursement, and travel to/from the OU campus) 3. Meals

Presently, there is a national effort to promote diversity and inclusion in the geosciences. Expertise from individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and geographical areas is critical to understanding and addressing the unique weather and climate risks associated with different communities. Additionally, as a growing body of research reveals how climate change disproportionately affects lower-capacity communities, climate adaptation professionals recognize the need for greater representation of individuals from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities in climate science research. As part of SCIPP’s focus to promote diversity in climate adaptation, we encourage students from minority-serving institutions, under-resourced and rural communities, or first-generation college students to apply for the academy. However, any student from any background is welcome and encouraged to apply.

Please visit our website to learn more about eligibity and how to apply!
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Oklahoma (Lead)
Louisiana State University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
Urban Planning & Design

Climate Change
Coastal Studies
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy
Hazard Mitigation
Sustainable Development
Weather Extremes

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