Leveraging Climate Data and Services to Manage Climate Change

  • Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010
  • Climate change will have serious, pervasive, and unavoidable effects on economic and national security. Managing these consequences, and mitigating them when possible, is a new and difficult task for governments.

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an event on leveraging climate data and services to manage climate change and the creation of a national climate service.  The event focused on what must be done to improve our ability to collect, aggregate, and share accurate data and make it broadly accessible to decisionmakers, industry, academics, and the public at large.
     
    Speakers:
     
    Thomas R. Karl
    Director of the National Climatic Data Center, NOAA
    Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
     
    Dr. Jack Kaye 
    Associate Director for Research and Analysis, NASA Earth Science Division
    NASA Principal to the U.S. Global Change Research Program 
     
    Dr. Ana Unruh-Cohen
    Deputy Staff Director, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming 
    U.S. House of Representatives 
     
    Dr. Johannes Loschnigg 
    Senior Policy Analyst, Energy and Environment Division
    Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President 
     
    The CSIS report, Earth Observation for Climate Change will be released at this event. 

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