climate change

CIRCA’s Executive Director Interviewed on NBC 30 News

Gov. Signs Climate Change Bill to Protect Coastal Communities This story aired on NBC Connecticut  July 6, 2021.  The effects of climate change are already being felt in Connecticut. By the year 2050, experts say further impacts are unavoidable. “It is going to be warmer, the water is going to be higher, it is going […]

NBC CT feature on Sea level Rise

Sea Level Rise: How Well Is Connecticut Preparing? Len Besthoff and Meteorologist Kaitlyn McGrath interviewed Executive Director, James O’Donnell This story aired May 17, 2021. Scientists including Professor Jim O’Donnell at the UConn Avery Point campus in Groton have said sea level rise has been accelerating at a rate, where within 30 years, it could […]

June 2021 Research Webinar Series

REGISTER Throughout the month of June, hear about innovative Resilient Connecticut climate change research in this CIRCA “brown bag” webinar series. Focused on specific topics and condensed on time, enjoy one or all nine of these free webinars by clicking on the Register link above. Each event will be held for 30 minutes during the […]

CIRCA Hiring Physical Oceanography, Coastal Engineering Postdoctoral Research Associate to Support CT Resilience Planning

APPLY HERE The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the development of the Resilient Connecticut project. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and […]

CIRCA Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associate to Support CT Resilience Planning

APPLY HERE – direct link to UConn job posting CIRCA is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the Resilient Connecticut project. CIRCA invites applications from recent graduates with a Ph.D. in Geography, or closely related field, to participate in the development of technology and quantitative techniques to identify and map critical infrastructure […]

New UConn Course – Climate Crisis: Take Action

A new free course on climate change, taught by faculty from across the university, is available to students for one credit and faculty and staff as non-credit. “Climate Crisis: Take Action” takes a transdisciplinary approach to the exploration of climate change and how we can collectively address this complex issue. The course begins March 1st […]

Connecticut Climate Fact Sheets Now Available

Planning for adaptation requires local information about expected changes in climate. Until recently, the spatial scale of climate projections did not allow for detailed regional analysis. With support from CT DEEP, CIRCA sponsored two recent state-level climate assessments to better inform local decision-making and are a new addition to the Institute’s climate planning tools. Don’t have time […]

Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 2020

Second Annual Resilient Connecticut Summit November 20, 2020 9:00 am – 11:45 am Agenda CIRCA hosted the second annual Resilient Connecticut Summit on November 20, 2020 as a half-day, virtual event that was open to the public and free to attend. Participants learned about recent project activities, participated in breakouts, and heard from keynote speaker Barry […]

Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 12, 2019

RESILIENT CONNECTICUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION SUMMIT Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Located at Fairfield University PROGRAM and EVENT MATERIALS At CIRCA’s first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit, Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided a welcome and Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer gave a keynote address […]

Resilient Connecticut Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series Kickoff April 30, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm REGISTER HERE During this webinar, participants can learn and ask questions about: The latest climate projections for Connecticut sea level rise, temperature, and precipitation An overview of innovative resilient design strategies This new Resilient Connecticut project and opportunities to be involved moving forward. WEBINAR […]