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Past Meetings & Events

Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) Webinar to Wind River Indian Reservation Drought (WRIR) Preparedness Project Team and Stakeholders

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)

Mike Hobbins, a collaborator with the climate FSA team, presented a webinar describing Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) to the NCCSC funded WRIR drought preparedness project team and stakeholders that included the tribal water engineers, who felt EDDI captured elements of drought during the 2015 growing season in the WRIR region. Based on feedbacks from the stakeholders, the climate FSA team also released an EDDI 2-pager document (in December 2015) as a short informational report to introduce and describe EDDI to the user community in general. Learn more in a DOI blog post about the tool.

High Resolution Climate Modeling (HRCM) Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)

The climate FSA team organized a two-day workshop focused on the development and applications of fine-scale dynamical climate modeling to produce robust and usable climate projections for the northern Great Plains region. In particular, the focus was how these projections can help with ecological impacts modeling and inform socioecological adaptation projects. The workshop examined and discussed current tools and methods and identified gaps in the science and usability of the science for socioecological applications. Other important issues that were discussed included: model biases, physical processes important for simulating the mean and extreme character of climate in the northern Great Plains region, treatment of uncertainty, and appropriate design of RCM experiments. The participants included modelers, expert users of data for ecological applications, and experts familiar with climate risks in the region. A short report from the workshop was published in AGU’s Eos journal. A more detailed FAQ from this workshop is also released on the workshop’s website. The FSA team also presented a webinar to report out salient discussions from the workshop.

Great Plains Regional Climate Modeling Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)

The workshop convened climate modelers, ecologists, and other expert users of climate data to talk about how High-Resolution Climate Modeling (HRCM) can better inform socioecological adaptation projects in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. The three primary themes were: precipitation, land surface feedbacks, and HRCM usability. 

More info: https://ciresevents.colorado.edu/hrcm/

Monthly Check-in

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Talk by Shannon McNeeley, Valerie Small, and Kyle Whyte on working with tribes.

Connection Information

WEBEX: https://usgs.webex.com/meet/jeffrey.t.morisette

Dial in: 855-547-8255       passcode: 67416#

 

Reviving the Adaptation Working Group Webinars and 2015 Open Science Conference Recap -- Jill Lackett and Dennis Ojima (NC CSC)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Jill Lackett and Dennis Ojima will discuss the reviving of the monthly adaptation working group webinars, share the current schedule of upcoming webinars, give a brief Open Science Conference recap, including a summary of SES work going on in the region that was presented at the conference and an introduction to the science needs discussion.

 

Conncection Information:

WEBEX: https://usgs.webex.com/meet/jeffrey.t.morisette

Dial in: 855-547-8255, passcode: 67416#

Training - Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (All day)

The Invasive Species Science Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s North Central Climate Science Center have teamed up to develop and implement the Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling (SAHM) within the VisTrails scientific workflow software. This course includes a combination of lecture, hands-on work, and discussion on SAHM.

Monthly PI Check In

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Molly Cross of the Wildlife Conservation Society will give an overview of the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund grant program, with a particular focus on how scientists at the NC-CSC can help to support applicants and their proposed projects. She will also provide some tips for conservation practitioners on applying to the grant program, as well as introducing the training/coaching sessions that the WCS are leading to help conservation practitioners bring climate change into their work. 
 

Scaling Climate Change Meeting - Badlands

Monday, August 24, 2015 (All day)

NC CSC Funded Project "Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops" will host its first in-person meeting with stakeholders from Badlands National Park. These meetings will lay the fundation for upcoming scenario planning and simulation modeling efforts. 

Scaling Climate Change Meeting - Knife River

Friday, August 21, 2015 (All day)

NC CSC Funded Project "Scaling Climate Change Adaptation in the Northern Great Plains through Regional Climate Summaries and Local Qualitative-quantitative Scenario Planning Workshops" will host its first in-person meeting with stakeholders from the Knife River Indian Villages Historical Site. These meetings will lay the fundation for upcoming scenario planning and simulation modeling efforts. 

Ecological Consequences of Climate Change Symopsium

Monday, August 17, 2015 (All day)

Colorado State University and the University of Western Sydney will partner to offer a joint symposium on the Ecological Consequences of Climate Change. Speakers for the event include NC CSC USGS Director Jeff Morisette talking about "Regional Outlook and Partnership for Climate Research" and USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub's Justin Derner discussing "USDA Regional Hubs: Assisting ranchers, farmers, and forest land maangers with decision-making. 

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