• CIRCA Receives Awards in 2022
    2022 was an exciting year for several CIRCA projects.  Most recently, our Institute’s Norwalk heat study made the CT Mirror’s “BEST OF 2022” stories for the article, How heat affects health: An overlooked outcome of climate change.  Additionally, we were honored to receive two awards: Each year the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association […]
    Posted on January 6, 2023
  • Resilient Connecticut featured in The Hour
    South Norwalk is among 7 CT neighborhoods picked for climate study. Here’s what it means. By: Abigail Brone NORWALK — The South Norwalk neighborhood is one of seven communities in New Haven and Fairfield counties chosen by the state for climate mitigation planning. In the first meeting of the recently formed Resilient South Norwalk Steering […]
    Posted on December 7, 2022
  • UConn Attends COP 27 Meetings in Egypt: Reflections from Jim O’Donnell
    Norway and Palau founded this “High Level Panel on the Sustainable Ocean Economy” in 2018.  It includes a group of heads of states and 15 countries. John Kerry introduced speakers and the moderator, Eliza Northrup, Secretariat to the Ocean Panel. Panel members in the photo include senior officials of the governments of member nations: Espen […]
    Posted on December 2, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Data Analyst/Programmer (Research Assistant 2)
    APPLY HERE Search #: 497039 Work type: Full-time Location: Avery Point Campus Categories: Research JOB SUMMARY The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Data Analyst/ Programmer (Research Assistant 2) in the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the Resilient Connecticut and Environmental […]
    Posted on December 1, 2022
  • Ten Year Anniversary of Super Storm Sandy
    Ten years ago the reality of stronger storms, climate change, and sea level rise arrived on our shore with Super Storm Sandy. The storm damaged approximately 3,000 homes in the state and knocked out power to over 600,000 customers. It was reported that the Town of Madison had the highest recorded wind speed in Connecticut […]
    Posted on November 3, 2022
  • Connecticut Public Radio Where We Live
    Jim O’Donnell interviewed on Connecticut Public’s program Where We Live The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation was created after Superstorm Sandy. Executive Director James O’Donnell said flooding will continue to be an issue for shoreline residents like Dmochowski as sea levels rise and climate change makes the region warmer and wetter. Learn More Listen Here […]
    Posted on October 28, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Community Resilience Planner
    The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Community Resilience Planner (Research Assistant 2) at CIRCA to provide support for various phases of the Resilient Connecticut program as well as support to new programs. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and advance practical solutions […]
    Posted on October 19, 2022
  • CIRCA Highlighted on Untold: A CT Mirror Podcast
    Listen here: Untold Podcast Episode Untold: In the climate crisis, who’s really feeling the heat? The planet’s getting warmer, but we’re not all feeling the effects in the same way. In a recent episode of Untold, Harriet Jones goes inside Resilient Connecticut, one of the state’s biggest climate adaptation efforts, to find out how our towns […]
    Posted on October 11, 2022
  • CT Summer Heat Wave Webinar – September 27
    Connecticut Summer Heat Wave Webinar: Learning From Heat Sensor Research and Implications for Future Climate Extremes September 27, 12-1:00 p.m. Heat waves that Connecticut residents experienced this summer are expected to become more frequent and severe, which can be dangerous to human health and require additional understanding and planning. As the summer season comes to […]
    Posted on September 7, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Environmental Justice Student Intern
    Attention current UConn students!  Paid Internship – Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation   Search UConn JobX ID #13113 The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), located at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT is looking for a paid intern to work 8 hours per week with the […]
    Posted on August 4, 2022