On January 11th, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the draft National Climate Assessment (NCA) for public review. The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The Assessment is based on the best available science and written by hundreds of leading scientists and experts from academia, government, the private and non-profit sectors. After review by the National Academies of Science and the public, the report will be revised and submitted to the Federal Government in early 2014. Public comments must be submitted through the review and comment system. Instead of a single webinar on the draft National Climate Assessment, as we announced last week, the Security and Sustainability Forum and Second Nature will host a webinar series around the report. More than one webinar is needed to hear the NCA findings and allow time to discuss priorities for grappling with the challenges posed by extreme weather events and other social and economic disruptions resulting from a changing climate. Session 3: The Long-Term Vision: Developing a "Sustained Climate Assessment"April/May 2013 This webinar will focus on the long-term vision in Chapter 30, which proposes to make the assessment an "ongoing process of working to understand and evaluate the nation's vulnerabilities to climate variability and change and its capacity to respond," instead of a periodic review of climate change.
North Carolina State University, in cooperation with EPA's Office of Strategic Environmental Management, will host a virtual Symposium on climate change adaptation for states, tribes and local governments to be offered in a series of twelve on-line sessions. The series will bring together tribal, state and local stakeholders, EPA representatives, and experts from a variety of sectors to consider the impact of EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan on implementation of federal environmental programs, and to present case studies, tools and solutions to some of the most pressing climate change adaptation challenges.
Individual webinars are stand-alone educational opportunities for governments, planners and policy makers, and participants can attend one or more webinars as meets their particular needs. Participants will obtain the most current knowledge and information applicable to states, tribes and communities on adaptation practice and implementation to build community resiliency.
The opening webinar will be held from 11:30am-1:00pm EDT on Monday, June 3, 2013, and will introduce the EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan and what it means for states and tribes in implementing their own plans. Additional webinars will take place later that day as well as June 4, 10, 11 and 12.
Other sessions include Planning for Sea Level Rise; Water, Communities & Planning; Air Quality & Health Impacts of Climate Change; Achieving Resiliency to Drought; Tribal Climate Adaptation; Emergency Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation; Risk Management and Insurance Strategies; Adaptation and Equity for Vulnerable Populations; Decision Support Tools Café; Successful Response to Coastal Adaptation Challenges; and Climate Adaptation: The Way Forward. All webinars will allow for interactive Q&A with the presenters.
Registration for the webinar series is free and access to the sessions will be through the Web or toll-free telephone conference line. For more information on the series or to register for the webinars, please visit the Symposium Webinar Series website at www.climate-adaptation-symposium.org. For questions contact Susan Moore at 919-515-3184 or
Many economists are becoming interested in applying econometric methods (especially time series analysis) to geophysical and climatic data sets. In addition, many climate scientists are recognizing the value of developing and applying increasingly rigorous empirical methods to the rich data sets available in the Earth sciences. This interdisciplinary workshop is aimed at sharing expertise and building opportunities for collaboration. We seek papers from both econometrics and climatology that provide good methodological exposition and exploration of the kinds of data sets and techniques available, and the research questions they spark. The workshop will be structured to allow extended interaction time so as to stimulate fresh exchanges of perspectives, advanced methodological discussion and new avenues for scholarly collaboration. Conference details will be regularly updated at:
The goal of this Chapman Conference is to bring together scholars, social scientists, and journalists to discuss both the history and recent advances in the understanding of climate science and how to communicate that science to policymakers, the media, and society. A research agenda of the conference will focus on the efficacy of scientific communication, with ideas on improved practices arising as an outcome from collaborations spawned at the conference.
This exploration will take place through: 1) discussions covering the history of climate science and successes and failures in communicating scientific ideas to the policy makers and public; 2) an assessment of where we are with respect to current knowledge of climate science and its communication and acceptance by society; 3) a comparison with experiences in other areas producing similar difficulties between scientific knowledge dissemination, societal acceptance of that knowledge, and governance. Please check the conference’s website for more details:http://chapman.agu.org/climatescience/
NCER is the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment. One of the country's largest meetings on Ecosystem Restoration, NCER is only held every two years.
The NCER 2013 Tentative Agenda & Poster Directory are now posted on the conference web site. Take a moment to view this impressive lineup of talks and poster presentations featuring efforts and challenges affecting ecosystem restoration on small and large scale restoration programs across the country, including but not limited to the Missouri and Mississippi River Basins, the Louisiana Coastal Area, the Everglades, San Francisco Bay/Delta, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes and Puget Sound, to name a few.
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On January 11th, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the draft National Climate Assessment (NCA) for public review. The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The Assessment is based on the best available science and written by hundreds of leading scientists and experts from academia, government, the private and non-profit sectors. After review by the National Academies of Science and the public, the report will be revised and submitted to the Federal Government in early 2014. Public comments must be submitted through the review and comment system. Instead of a single webinar on the draft National Climate Assessment, as we announced last week, the Security and Sustainability Forum and Second Nature will host a webinar series around the report. More than one webinar is needed to hear the NCA findings and allow time to discuss priorities for grappling with the challenges posed by extreme weather events and other social and economic disruptions resulting from a changing climate. Session 4: Updates to the NCA Draft ReportSeptember 2013 This session will take place after the public comments have been considered. It will cover new material and reiterate the major points of the final report.
February 28, 2013 Poster: http://disccrs.org/disccrsposter.pdfLocation:
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.
During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science. 2012 Symposium Report: http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Report.pdf
2012 Symposium Scholars: http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Scholars.pdf
Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants. Symposium Application Instructions: http://disccrs.org/application_instructions
DISCCRS Website: http://disccrs.org