Climate and Weather create hazards and opportunities for society at multiple scales. Assessment science seeks to improve the processes and methods for generating and communicating scientific knowledge to improve decision-making. The NCAR Climate and Weather Impact Assessment Science Program focuses on critical scientific gaps in the weather and climate arenas that have proved particularly challenging for decision-makers and scientists alike:
- characterizing uncertainty;
- extreme weather and climate events; and
- the role of climate in human health.
The Institute for the Study of Society & Environment (ISSE) is pleased to announce its Summer 2006 - Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006. This colloquium exposes graduate and post-graduate students to methods for integrating climate change, climate variability and public health research. It will include presentations, opportunities for students to discuss integrated work with leaders in their respective fields, and gain hands-on experience with analytic tools. Click here to learn more about this colloquium, including application procedures, or contact Veronica Wynne, (303)497-8117.
As of 2005 the NCAR Climate and Weather Impact Assessment Science Initiative is now a permanent program within the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment ISSE.