Enhancing Diversity In Climate Change Science And Applications

From Models to Adaptation

Jul. 30 to Aug. 2, 2012

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

NCAR Center Green Campus | Boulder, Colorado
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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 or Olga Wilhelmi


Direct questions to: Mary Hayden or Olga Wilhelmi