Session 5B Inspiring Engagement for Climate Resilience

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 6B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Jenny Dissen, CICS-NC, Asheville, NC

Risks and opportunities with climate change is often referred to as the world’s biggest sustainability challenge. As the understanding of these risks and opportunities grow, access, use, communication, and decision-making based on meaningful climate and environmental information continues to be a critical component to advance decision-making by sector and industries, as well as broad investments in adaptation and resilience. To improve capacity building and spur catalytic activities in climate services, providers of the information have taken initiative to emphasize user-driven climate analysis through case studies, engagement discussions with business and industry leaders, cataloging and categorizing users, uses, and applications of climate data to assess risk, and investing in resilience in the face of climate variability. Solution providers are also demonstrating how industry in select sectors of the economy are using environmental information for analysis, planning, decision-making, investments, etc. This session invites providers of data, solution providers, and customers to discuss users and uses of environmental data, needs and requirements, assessment of climate impacts, and examples of innovative climate solutions to foster advancement in adaptation and resilience.

10:45 AM
Customer Use Cases and Analytics for Climate Data at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC; and T. G. Houston, A. Hollingshead, J. Dissen, and N. Jones
11:00 AM
The European Union Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at ECMWF
Freja Vamborg, ECMWF, Reading, UK; and J. N. Thépaut, D. Dee, C. Buontempo, H. Hersbach, and A. Brookshaw
11:15 AM
Clark County Climate Variability and Global Climate Model Selection Process with Southern Nevada Water Agency
Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA; and A. M. Sheffield, K. Brooks, J. Johnson, D. Cayan, and D. W. Pierce
11:30 AM
Moving Beyond Data Portals: How Insurers and NGOs are Using Tailored Weather Data for International Development Operations
Helen Greatrex, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY; and D. Osgood and A. Kruczkiewicz
11:45 AM
Communicating Climate Information across Binational Boundaries at the Regional Scale—Lessons Learned from North America
Meredith Muth, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and B. Appleby, S. Borisoff, B. R. Brettschneider, D. P. Brown, J. Saldaña Colín, S. Deland, R. J. Fleetwood, G. M. Garfin, E. De Groot, M. Ibarra, D. R. Kluck, S. Leroy, E. Mecray, J. L. Partain Jr., R. Thoman, and M. E. Woloszyn
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