Enhancing diversity in climate change science and applications
Enhancing diversity in climate change science and applications: from models to adaptation
July 30 - August 2, 2012 | NCAR Center Green Campus | Boulder, Colorado
The National Center for Atmospheric Research will host a 4-day, interdisciplinary training workshop on climate change science, societal vulnerability, and adaptation. The workshop will engage student (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Presentations, hands-on training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and small group discussions will be conducted. The participants will be familiarized with concepts related to climate change science, modeling, and scientific uncertainty. They will learn about climate impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation and be introduced to social science methods, spatial analysis techniques, GIS technology, and data requirements necessary to conduct vulnerability assessments at a local level. The participants will gain knowledge of a broader framework for research, and several research tools and data sources that they can incorporate into specific projects at their home institutions. In addition, the workshop will identify opportunities for research collaborations among participating institutions and NCAR/UCAR scientists.
Transportation and per diem will be paid for participants who are selected for the workshop.
Questions can be addressed to the workshop organizers: Mary Hayden (mhaydenucar.edu) or Olga Wilhelmi (olgawucar.edu).
Draft Agenda | July 30 – August 2, 2012
Day 1 | Global Climate Science and Modeling
Day 2 | Regional to Local Climate Modeling
Day 3 | Vulnerability and Adaptation to Weather Extremes and Climate Change
Day 4 | Funding and Collaboration Opportunities
NCAR Center Green Campus, Building CG-1
3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301
Maps and Directions
Workshop application form
Registration for this workshop is now closed.
Direct questions to: Mary Hayden (mhaydenucar.edu) or Olga Wilhelmi (olgawucar.edu).