News and Events


PhD Student Opportunity

August 31, 2021

Dr. Heidi Roop and Dr. Melissa Kenney are seeking applicants for a PhD-level graduate research assistant to drive the Extension and social science research agenda for the USDA-funded Dashboard for Agricultural Water Use and Nutrient Management (DAWN) project. This position is jointly supported by the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and the Institute on the Environment.

Full position and application details are available at:

Questions can be directed to Heidi Roop and Melissa Kenney.

International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels

August 30, 2021

The "State of the Climate 2020", the authoritative summary on global climate by the American Meteorological Society, was published on August 8, 2020. The 2020 summary is the 31st of these annual reports, and it was created with the input from 530 scientists across 60 countries and tens of thousands of measurements.

Fall Hazards Outlook for the Northern Plains

August 30, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service published their outlook for natural hazards in Fall 2021 for the Central U.S., including Minnesota. The two-page summary looks at drought conditions and continuing impacts for the remainder of the year.

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Upcoming Events

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MCAP Monthly Webinar

FEMA Hazard Mitigation - Current Grant Opportunities - Millions of Dollars Available!


September 21, 2021
12:00 PM

Ms. Davis will present on the newly announced Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds for Minnesota and the nationally competitive Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) priorities. She will outline traditional program eligibility and projects types. She will be available to discuss opportunities to include climate change adaptation to make communities in Minnesota more resilient to the hazards we face.

Minnesota State Climate Office - Climate Services Workshop


August 30 - September 1
1 pm - 4:30 pm

On the Afternoons of August 30 – September 1, 2021, the Minnesota State Climate Office is proud to host its first Climate Services Workshop. This workshop will aim to bring together a broad domain of climate experts from a diverse set of state, regional and national agencies, for the purposes of showcasing and improving climate services that are available to the citizens of Minnesota.

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Our Changing Precipitation Webinar Series

Weekly, September 14 - October 12, afternoon (Eastern)

NOAA's Climate Program Office and National Centers for Environmental Information, in partnership with The Water Research Foundation, are hosting a five-part webinar series on Our Changing Precipitation. Join to learn more about some of the considerations and methods for working with available precipitation science and information to advance resilience planning.