Getting to Know the RISE Network

RISE is a new NCSE program that engages the university scientific community to co-create a knowledge exchange platform focused on the scholarship, tools, and early response strategies that universities can deploy before, during, and after extreme weather disasters. Universities are trusted community partners and present a vast array of human, intellectual, organizational, and physical resources to inform and fortify community resilience. RISE enables universities to play a stronger role in the long-term relief and reconstruction efforts after extreme weather and climate events. This session will present the outcomes of the RISE 2019 conference and the different ways institutions can become a part of this exciting new initiative.



  • Cecilio Ortiz García, NCSE Senior Fellow, RISE

  • Marla Perez-Lugo, NCSE Senior Fellow, RISE