Enhancing diversity in climate change science and applications

CSAP

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 (mhayden[ at  ]ucar.edu) or Olga Wilhelmi (olgaw[ at  ]ucar.edu).

Draft Agenda | July 30 – August 2, 2012

Day 1 | Global Climate Science and Modeling

9:00 - 9:20
Welcome
Roger Wakimoto, NCAR Director
9:20 - 10:00
Logistics / Introductions
 
10:00 - 10:45
Introduction to Climate Science
Warren Washington, NCAR - CGD
10:45 - 11:15
BREAK
 
11:15 - 12:00
Climate Modeling and Data
Gary Strand, NCAR - CGD
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 3:00
HANDS-ON | Introduction to GIS/working with global climate data in GIS
Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR - RAL
3:00 - 3:30
BREAK
 
3:30 - 5:00
Thematic science talk
 

Day 2 | Regional to Local Climate Modeling

9:00 - 9:45
Downscaling Climate Models
Lawrence Buja, NCAR - RAL
9:45 - 10:30
Regional Climate / NARCCAP
Linda Mearns, NCAR - CISL
10:30 - 11:00
BREAK
 
11:00 - 11:45
Applied science / health applications
Andy Monaghan, NCAR - RAL
11:45 - 12:00
Group Picture
 
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 3:00
HANDS-ON | Working with regional and downscaled climate data in GIS
Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR - RAL
3:00 - 3:30
BREAK
 
3:30 - 5:00
Thematic science talk
 

Day 3 | Vulnerability and Adaptation to Weather Extremes and Climate Change

9:00 - 9:45
TBD
Lisa Dilling, CU Boulder
9:45 - 10:30
Extreme Weather
Rebecca Morss, NCAR - MMM 
10:30 - 11:00
BREAK
 
11:00 - 11:45
Vulnerability to Extreme Heat
Olga Wilhelmi,  NCAR - RAL
11:45 - 1:00
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 2:00
Social Science Methods
Mary Hayden, NCAR - RAL
2:00 - 3:00
HANDS-ON | Working with survey data in GIS
Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR - RAL
3:00 - 3:30
BREAK
 
3:30 - 5:00
Thematic science talk
 

Day 4 | Funding and Collaboration Opportunities

9:00 - 9:45
NSF
 
9:45 - 10:10
Raj Pandya - UCAR SPARK
 
10:10 - 10:30
ISP
 
10:30 - 11:00
BREAK/view SOARS posters
 
11:00 - 11:40
View SOARS posters
 
11:45 - 1:00
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 3:00
Invited scientists discussion and next steps
 
3:00 - 3:30
Adjourn
 

Workshop application form

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Direct questions to: Mary Hayden (mhayden[ at  ]ucar.edu) or Olga Wilhelmi (olgaw[ at  ]ucar.edu).