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Past Meetings & Events

Impacts Team Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2015 (All day) to Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)

Monthly Check-in

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Workshop on High Resolution Climate Modeling in the Northern Great Plains
Presented by the Climate FSA Team

Regional Offering of National Conservation Training Center's Climate Change Vulnerability Training

Monday, October 26, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (All day)

This course is based on January 2011 publication 'Scanning the Conservation Horizon – A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment'. The course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in two essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans. NC CSC staff will help with instruction for this course.

NC CSC Adaptation and Decision Making Working Group Webinar

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Quantitative risk and decision analysis applied to climate adaptation -- William R. Travis (Department of Geography and Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado, Boulder)

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. 

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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.

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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.


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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.