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DOE Sponsored International Workshop Accelerates Climate Research Integration
Published: August 10, 2009
Posted: August 14, 2009

A workshop sponsored by BER's Integrated Assessment Research Program held from July 27th - August 7th in Snowmass, CO, has improved climate research integration spanning the Integrated Assessment (IA); Impacts Adaptation, and Vulnerability; and Earth System Modeling communities.  Collaborations have been identified to advance IA modeling in: urban and infrastructure impacts, adaptations and vulnerabilities; transformational science-driven energy innovations; and emergent properties of renewable energy options at possible scales of future deployment.  Groundwork was also established for creation of a set of socio-economic scenarios that can underpin a new generation of modeling research in human-earth systems interactions as well as the next round of studies for the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPPC).  Participants included Co-chairs of Working Groups II and III for the IPCC, Chair of NAS' America's Climate Choices, and leaders of the major U.S. and international IA modeling teams. 

Contact: Bob Vallario, SC 23.1 , (301) 903-5758
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling
  • Research Area: Multisector Dynamics (formerly Integrated Assessment)

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER


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