Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). PIRCA engages federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activities in the face of a changing climate. Read more >>

PIRCA Team & Partners

Primary responsibility for PIRCA is shared by the Pacific RISA, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported through the East-West Center; NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI-CSC); and, the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC). Read more >>

The National Climate Assessment

The NCA informs the nation about already observed climate changes, the current status of climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA is conducted under the mandate of the United States Global Change Research Act of 1990, which requires a report to the US President and the Congress every four years. Read more >>

External Evaluation

A 2012 external evaluation revealed that PIRCA has done extraordinarily well in its outreach and influence, with several indicators illustrating that the Pacific RISA has been instrumental in achieving exceptional results. Read more >>


To contact Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, see our our Contact page.


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