Panel Discussion 1 Visualizing Climate: Focus on Big Data

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Room 245 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology
Bernadette Placky, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
Tamara Dickinson, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC; Marc DaCosta, Enigma Technologies and Alyson Kenward, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ

Across the U.S., and globally, there is an ever-increasing availability of immense quantities of climate data. This data reveals how our climate has been shifting and also projects changes on the horizon. However, making climate data accessible to businesses, decision-makers, and the public remains a challenge. Visualizing climate data in easy-to-understand and compelling ways helps people understand the changes taking place around them, and can help them better plan for the future. This session will bring together specialists in climate data and visualization in service of many different audience. The discussion will focus on best practices and tools for data visualization, considering your audience when designing visualizations, reviewing remaining challenges and future opportunities with climate data.

4:00 PM
Climate Data in the Obama Administration -- Tamara L. Dickenson

4:00 PM
Climate Central and WX Shift -- Dennis Adams-Smith

4:00 PM
Public Data in the Anthropocene: Communication & Resiliency -- Marc DaCosta

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