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Strategies and Methods for Climate-Related Decision Support


Project Scope:

A study panel working under the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change would elaborate a framework for organizing and evaluating decision support activities for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, with special attention to sectors and issues of concern to the sponsors. The panel would examine the objectives of decision support evident in the CCSP Strategic Plan and in the activities of key CCSP agencies. It would consider the range of relevant decisions, decision makers, decision contexts, and spatial and temporal frames. It would consider the strategies and activities now being used for organizing decision support efforts to meet such objectives, as well as other plausible strategies and applicable tools. As input to the panel's deliberations, it would develop some illustrative case examples in sectors and issues of interest to the sponsors, such as local and regional management of drinking water supplies, waste water management, or coastal resource management. It would consider the fact that in some sectors, the desired outcomes of decision support activities may not be clear in advance. The panel would consider such decision support objectives as:

-- Identifying decision makers' important information needs that could be met by scientific efforts of the CCSP
-- Making scientific information about change in climate and related environmental systems more understandable to decision makers
-- Making relevant scientific information more accessible to decision makers
-- Inducing decision makers in potentially affected sectors to use relevant scientific information, including information about scientific uncertainties
-- Improving communication between producers and users of scientific information to close gaps between available and desired information
-- Setting research priorities to increase the anticipated societal benefit of research results
-- Implementing research programs so the outputs more effectively meet decision makers' information needs, better inform their decisions, and promote societal values
-- Improving adaptive management in target sectors (that is, promoting decisions that are more successful at exploiting opportunities and minimizing risks associated with changes in climate and related environmental systems)

The panel would consider these objectives and means to achieve them in light of decisions likely to be made over the coming years and decades in climate-sensitive sectors of interest to the sponsors and in light of scientific information that might lead to better-informed decisions and better societal outcomes in those sectors.

This project is funded by EPA and NOAA.

Status: Current

PIN: HDGC-I-05-02-A

Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Stern, Paul



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 08/31/2007

Robert W. Corell - (Chair)
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

ROBERT W. CORELL is the Global Change Director at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment at the American Meterological Society. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Policy Fellow at the Policy Program of the American Meteorological Society and an Affiliate of the Washington Advisory Group. He recently completed an appointment as a Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the connection between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional climate change, related environmental issues, and science to promote understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. He was recently honored with a National Conservation Award for Science, in recognition of his more than four decades of environmental science work. In addition to his work with the American Meteorological Society, he co-chairs an international strategic planning group that is developing a strategy designed to harness science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development, serves as the Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, counsels as Senior Science Advisor to ManyOne.Net, and is Chair of the Board of the Digital Universe Foundation. He was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation where he had oversight for the Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences and the global change programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also led the United States Global Change Research Program from 1987-2000. He was formerly a professor and academic administrator at the University of New Hampshire. He is an oceanographer and engineer by background and training. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Kai N. Lee - (Vice Chair)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

KAI N. LEE is a Conservation and Science Program Officer at The David and Lucille Packard Foundation. He previously taught political science and environmental studies at the University of Washington, and has been a visiting professor, lecturer, or research fellow at the Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, Trent University, the University of Wisconsin, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and an on-line education program at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute. In 1971 he was awarded a research training fellowship by the Social Science Research Council, after which he began his professional career in political science and environmental studies. His interests include: urban sustainability (provision of ecosystem services and effects on human well-being), sustainable development, radioactive waste management, role of learning in environmental policy, and governance. He has an A.B. in Experimental Physics from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Princeton University.
Joseph Arvai
Michigan State University

JOSEPH ARVAI is a Professor of Judgment and Decision Making within the Department of CARRS and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment, and sustainability at The University of British Columbia, and a research scientist with Decision Research in Eugene, OR. Dr. Arvai’s research focuses largely on environmental problems, mainly in terms of designing and testing decision-aiding approaches for risk and resource management, as well as choice and preference behavior more broadly. Beyond his research, Dr. Arvai frequently leads workshops to improve the decision-making skills of both resource managers and stakeholders. Dr. Arvai’s home is in Lansing, MI but he works across Canada, the United States, and internationally as a consultant to various government agencies and non-profit groups. He started the Skunkworks Lab while at the Ohio State University 2002 and later moved the lab to Michigan State University.
Garry D. Brewer
Yale University

GARRY BREWER is Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Resource Policy and Management at Yale School of Management. He is a policy scientist whose professional career began at the RAND Corporation, where he was a senior staff member of the social science department. He began at Yale in 1974 and held the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser and Edwin W. Davis Chairs (1990-91). He also directed Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies in 1990-91. Between 1991 and 1998, he was the dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment and also a professor in that school and in the Michigan Business School. He was appointed by His Majesty the King of Sweden to be the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Sciences. At the same time he was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy. He was Professor of Resource Policy in the Energy and Resource Group (ERG) at the University of California at Berkeley. He returned to Yale and reclaimed the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Chair. He has a M.S. from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
Charles G. Groat
The University of Texas at Austin

CHARLES G. GROAT is Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior. He is a distinguished professional in the earth science community with over 25 years of direct involvement in geological studies, energy and minerals resource assessment, ground-water occurrence and protection, geomorphic processes and landform evolution in desert areas, and coastal studies. He has served as Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects at the University of Texas at El Paso, following three years as Director of the Center for Environmental Resource Management. He was also Director of the University’s Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program and a Professor of Geological Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Texas, he served as Executive Director at the Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources, at Louisiana State University. He was Executive Director for the American Geological Institute. He served as assistant to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, where he administered the Coastal Zone Management Program, and the Coastal Protection Program. He has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Martha A. Krebs
California Energy Commission

MARTHA KREBS is Deputy Director for R&D, Public Interest Energy Research Program, the California Energy Commission. The Division is responsible for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, which conducts research that seeks to improve the quality of life for California citizens by developing environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable electricity and natural gas services and products. Prior to this she was President of Science Strategies, an analysis and consulting firm that works with public and private organizations to identify critical issues and opportunities in science and technology. Before establishing Science Strategies, she was an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California at Los Angeles. She came to UCLA as the founding Institute Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), where she was responsible for establishing the initial leadership, strategic direction, and administration of the Institute. The Institute is focused on the understanding and design of nanostructures and their integration into complex systems with new properties beyond those already found in nature. Earlier, she was a senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analysis, where she led studies in R&D management, planning, and budgeting. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Association of Women in Science. She is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and its Board on Chemical Science and Technology. She is also a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Catholic University of America.


Robert J. Lempert
The RAND Corporation

ROBERT LEMPERT is a Senior Scientist at RAND and an internationally recognized expert on decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty. Dr. Lempert has led studies on climate change policy, the environment, energy, counter-terrorism and national security strategies, and on science and technology investment strategies. Clients for his research include the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and several multinational firms. A Professor of Policy analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Dr. Lempert is an author of the recent book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. Dr. Lempert is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Climate Research Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University.
Mack McFarland
DuPont Fluoroproducts

MACK MCFARLAND is a Principal Scientist of Environmental Programs at DuPont Fluoroproducts. Dr. McFarland planned, conducted, and interpreted field experiments designed to probe the cycles that control atmospheric ozone concentrations. These studies included measurements of gases and processes important to the global climate change issue. In late 1983 he joined the DuPont Company. His primary responsibilities have been in the areas of coordination of research programs and assessment and interpretation of scientific information on stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change. During 1995 and 1996 he was on loan to the Atmosphere Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme, and in 1997 he was on loan to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Technical Support Unit. The value of his contributions to DuPont has been recognized through a C&P Flagship Award, Environmental Respect Awards, and Environmental Excellence Awards. In 1999 he was awarded an individual Climate Protection Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his contributions in providing understandable and reliable information to decision makers. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado.
Susanne C. Moser
National Center for Atmospheric Research

SUSANNE C. MOSER is a Research Scientist at the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She previously served as a staff scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a visiting assistant professor at Clark University, and a fellow in the Global Environmental Assessment Project at Harvard University. Her research interests include the impacts of environmental change on people and ecosystems, societal responses to coastal hazards, responses to uncertainty related to environmental and social change, and the use of science to support policy- and decision-making. Current work includes a study of climate change communication and a study of climate change impacts on human health in California. She received a Vordiplom and a diploma in Applied Physical Geography from the University of Trier and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography from Clark University.
Jonathan A. Patz
University of Wisconsin-Madison

JONATHAN A. PATZ is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a joint appointment with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences. He was formerly Director of the Program on Health Effects of Global Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research activities are focused on the effects of climate change on head waves, air pollution and water- and vectorborne diseases, and the link between deforestation and resurgent diseases in the Amazon. He was cochair for the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Variability and Change health sector expert panel and convening lead author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He holds joint facility appointments with the department of epidemiology, international health, microbiology, medicine, and earth and planetary sciences, and he is an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His has a M.D. degree from Case Western University and a M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.
Cynthia Rosenzweig
Goddard Institute for Space Studies

CYNTHIA E. ROSENZWEIG is a Research Scientist at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where she is the leader of the Climate Impacts Group. The mission of the group is to investigate the interactions of climate with systems and sectors important to ecological and human well-being. She is currently leading the Metropolitan East Coast Region for the U.S. National Assessment of Climate Variability and Change. She is also an adjunct research scientist at the Columbia University Earth Institute, and an adjunct professor at Barnard College, with degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Massachusetts. Her research focuses on the impacts of environmental change, including increasing carbon dioxide, global warming, and El Niño, on regional, national, and global scales. She received her M.S. in Soils and Crops from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences from the University of Massachusetts.
Harvey Ruvin
Miami-Dade County, Florida

HARVEY RUVIN is County Clerk for Miami-Dade County. He has held this elected seat since 1992, managing 1400 employees and a $65 million budget. He has been a public servant for most of the last four decades. He has been Mayor of the City of North Bay Village, and served five consecutive four-year terms on the Metro Dade County Commission. As President of the National Association of Counties, he chaired task forces on immigration, environment and energy, and liability insurance. He is a past chairman and current member of the Urban Consortium of Public Technology, which is the technology arm of the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the International City/County Management Association, seeking to apply emerging technologies to local government needs. In 1990 he helped form the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, which started the
Cities for Climate Protection initiative, reducing GHGs in 14 communities around the world. He was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Miami-Dade County Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which has 25 appointed members, and committees focused on steering, science, intergovernmental affairs, natural systems adaptation, built environment/property/infrastructure, GHG reduction, and economic/social/health. He has also served on advisory panels to Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton covering areas such as energy and sustainability. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

Soroosh Sorooshian
University of California, Irvine

SOROOSH SOROOSHIAN is Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on surface hydrology, primarily in the area of rainfall-runoff modeling. He has devoted much of his effort to model identification and calibration issues and has developed special estimation criteria to account for the uncertainties of calibration data. Other research interests include the application of remote sensing data for characterization of hydrologic parameters and fluxes and the implication of climate variability and change in water resources. He also consults on problems related to surface hydrology and flood forecasting. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and has been a member of several NRC committees. He is presently chair of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment Panel. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering form California Polytechnic State University and an M.S. in Operations Research. He has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Richard Thomas
American International Group, Inc.

RICHARD THOMAS is the Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for the Domestic Brokerage Group of American International Group. He has held a number of positions at AIG, including President of its Risk Management’s Industry Specialties Group, and oversight of its strategic planning and implementation for casualty underwriting worldwide. He worked previously with Aetna Life & Casualty, The Hartford Group, INA/CIGNA, Reliance Insurance Companies, and the American Home and National Union Insurance Companies. He serves on the M-200, an association of risk managers of multi-national corporations, and the Board of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, which he has also chaired. He has served on the Boards of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Illinois Insurance Exchange, New York Medical Malpractice Insurance Association, Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, United States Aviation Insurance Group and Industrial Risk Insurers. He has testified before the United States Treasury Department on insurance issues related to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and “Super Fund” act, and before U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on insurance programs for large construction projects. He holds a B.A. from Hiram College.
Kathleen J. Tierney
University of Colorado at Boulder

KATHLEEN J. TIERNEY is Professor of Sociology and Director of Natural Hazards Research and Applications at the University of Colorado. Prior to this she was professor of sociology and director of the disaster research center at the University of Delaware. With more than 25 years of experience in the disaster field, she has been involved in research on the social aspects and impacts of major earthquakes in California and Japan, floods in the Midwest, Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew, and many other natural and technological disaster events. Since September 2001, she has been directing a study on the organizational and community response in New York following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She is the author of many articles, book chapters, and technical reports on the social aspects of hazards, disasters, and risk. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

The following members were present: Robert Corell
Joseph Arvai
Kai Lee
Martha Krebs
Robert Lempert
Mack McFarland
Susanne Moser
Cynthia Rosenzweig
and Kathleen Tierney.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Drafting and editing chapters of the final report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 03, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda DePugh
Contact Email:  ldepugh@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1273

Agenda
Study Panel on Strategies and Methods for
Climate-Related Decision Support

Fourth Meeting
May 12-14, 2008
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

AGENDA

Monday, May 12, 2008

[Open Session]

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch
Welcome to guests, introductions
Robert Corell, Panel Chair

1:00-2:00 Decision Support for Water Management in the Colorado Watershed (TAB 3)
Panelists:

2:00-3:00 Questions and answers with the panel

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Open discussion

4:00-5:00 Discussion of … [the RISA models for decision support?] (TAB 4)
--Elizabeth McNie

6:00-8:00 Working dinner at Ayres Hotel Restaurant

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
[Open Session]

7:30 am Meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to Beckman Center

7:45-8:30 Continental breakfast, Beckman Center

8:30-9:30 Discussion of (TAB 5)
Panelists:

9:30-10:30 Questions and answers with the panel
Open discussion

10:30-10:45 Break

11:00 Discussion of [TAB 6]
--Steve Murawski?


12:00-12:30 Working lunch; discussion of input from speakers

[Closed Session]
12:30 Discussion of draft report materials: Chapter 3 and 4 issues [TABS 9, 10]
--What is a good decision support system?
--Evidentiary support from literature reviews (Chapter 3); what else is needed?)
-- Evidentiary support from case materials (Chapter 4; needed changes and additions)

2:00 Break

2:15 Discussion of draft report materials: Chapter 2 issues [TAB 8]
--Definition of decision support – Do we have it right?
--Normative model of decisions (discussion of draft text)
--Map of the decision landscape (discussion of concepts and draft text)
--Identify and assign remaining writing tasks

4:00 Discussion of Chapter 1 text and issues; identify writing needs [TAB 7]

5:00 Adjourn for the day


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

7:30 am Meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to Beckman Center

7:45-8:30 Continental breakfast, Beckman Center

[Closed Session]

8:30 Revisit main messages, conclusions, recommendations (TAB 11)
--Identify areas of consensus
--Discuss areas of dispute
--Assign writing tasks and plan discussion for disputed areas
--Assign writing tasks for Chapters 5 and 6

10:15 Break

10:30 Plan work flow up to summer mini-meeting
Define writing needs and responsibilities

12:00 Meeting adjourns
Staff and chairs stay on for writing to end of day

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

The following members were present during closed session: Robert Corell
Joseph Arvai
Garry Brwer
Charles Groat
Martha Kreb
Kai Lee
Robert Lempert
Mack McFarland
Susanne Moser
Cynthia rosenzweig
Kathleen Tierney
and Jonathan Patz (via phone).

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed were: Discussion of sources of bias and conflict of interest, Update on Academies' Climate Change Study, Timeline for the report, and Several discussions regarding the final report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 29, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda DePugh
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Contact Phone:  202-334-1273

Agenda
Study Panel on Strategies and Methods for
Climate-Related Decision Support

Third Meeting
March 4-5, 2008

DRAFT AGENDA


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

[Closed Session]

8:30-12:00

[Open Session]

12:00-1:00 Working lunch
Welcome to guests, introductions
Kai Lee, Panel Vice-Chair

1:00-2:00 Decision Support for Coastal Resource Management (TAB 7)
Margaret Davidson, NOAA Coastal Services Center
Lisa Vaughan, NOAA SARP Climate Program
Kirsten Dow, Carolinas Integrated Science Applications Center,
University of South Carolina
David Carter, Delaware Coastal Programs (invited)

2:00-3:00 Questions and answers with the panel

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Open discussion

4:00-5:00 Federal-NGO Linkages
John Kostyack, National Wildlife Federation

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

[Open Session]

8:00-8:30 Continental breakfast

8:30-9:15 Decision Support Issues at the City and County Levels
Harvey Ruvin, Miami-Dade County, Florida (invited)

9: 15-10:15 Decision Support and Water Quality in the Great Lakes Region
Joel Scheraga, EPA Office of Research and Development
Others TBA

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Questions and answers with the panel
Open discussion

[Closed Session]

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Members present during clossed session were: Garry Brewer
Martha Krebs
Kai Lee
Mack McFarland
Jonathan Patz
Cynthia Rosenzweig
Richard Thomas
and Kathleen Tierney. Joseph Arvai
Robert Lembert
Soroosh Sorooshian
and Harvey Ruvin participated via conference call.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed were: Discussion of balance, composition, and expertise, Framing the Report, Writing Tasks for May Meeting; Interview Updates and Workshop Preparation, New NRC Climate Change Study.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 06, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda DePugh
Contact Email:  ldepugh@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1273

Agenda
Study Panel on Strategies and Methods for
Climate-Related Decision Support

Second Meeting
January 7-8, 2008
Keck Building, Room 204
500 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

AGENDA

Monday, January 7, 2008


[Open Session]

10:00-10:30 Welcome to guests, introductions
Robert Corell, Panel Chair

10:30-12:30 Study report outline development (TABS 3-4)
What do we want to say? Who will write what, when?
Discussion of issues in proposed draft report outline
--Definition of “decision support”
--Drawing on other areas of experience in making science useful
--Organizing concepts for decisions, decision arenas, decision makers
--Issues about recommendations (research and practice?; audiences)

12:30-1:30 Working Lunch

1:30-3:00 Workshop planning (TAB 5)
What do we want to learn? What is our focus?
Discuss first workshop (Jan 30-31) topics and format
Topic 1: Adaptation to sea level rise
Questions for workshop
Potential invitees

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Workshop planning continued: (TAB 5)
Topic 2: Water resource management
Questions for workshop
Potential invitees

4:30-5:00 Recap and outlining tomorrow’s tasks



Tuesday, January 8, 2008


[Open Session]

8:30- 9:00 Continental breakfast

9:00-10:30 Workshop planning continued (TAB 5)
Define second workshop (March 4-5)
--Integrated Urban/Regional Planning
--other possible topics

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:30 Workshop planning continued (TAB 5)
Finalize second workshop topics and format
Discuss workshop questions
Potential invitees

12:30-1:30 Lunch
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

The following members were present during closed session: Robert Corell
Charles Groat
Martha Krebs
robert Lempert
Mack McFarland
cynthis rosenzweig
Soroosh Sorooshian
Kathlen Tierney
Richard Thomas
and Joseph Arvai. Kai Lee and Susanne Moser participated via conference call.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed were: Goals and Timeline, Report Outline Assignments, Workshop Wriging Assignments, and Recap.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 16, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Linda DePugh
Contact Email:  ldepugh@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1273

Agenda
Study Panel on Strategies and Methods for Climate-Related Decision Support

First Meeting

September 27-28, 2007

The National Academies
Keck Building, Room 201
500 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001


AGENDA

Thursday, September 27

[Open Session]

8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome, Introductions, and Goals for the Meeting (TAB 1)
Robert Corell, Panel Chair

9:30-10:15 Comments on the Panel’s Task (TAB 2)
Joel Scheraga, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Claudia Nierenberg, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Anne Grambsch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Co-Chair, CCSP Interagency Working Group on Human Contributions and Responses and Decision Support (invited)

10:15 -11:00 Discussion of Panel’s Task
Robert Corell

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:15 Framing the Study: Getting the Issues on the Table
Robert Corell
? What is climate-related decision support? What should it be? (TAB 3)
? What do we know about how climate change affects people? What kinds of scientific information are being produced for decision support? (TAB 4)
? Who are the affected decision makers? What do they need to know? (TAB 5)
? What are the characteristics of useful information for decision support? By what processes should they be produced? What are the roles of scientists, science users, intermediaries? (TAB 6)
? Other key issues

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Framing the Study: Addressing the Questions
Robert Corell

2:00 – 3:00 Information Needed for the Study
? input from climate information consumers, intermediaries
? cases for examination in workshop

3:00 – 3:15 Break


Friday, September 28

[Open Session]

8:00-8:30 Continental breakfast

8:30-10:30 Further discussion of study framing and information needs
Robert Corell

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Workshop Planning and Meeting Scheduling
Robert Corell

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

The following member were present during closed session: Robert W. Corell
Martha Krebs; Kai N. Lee
Susaane C. Moser
Cynthia E. Rosenzweig
Soroosh Sorooshian
and Kathleen J. Tierney. Eric J. Barron
Robert Lempert and Jonathan A. Patz participated via conference call.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed in the closed sessions were: Framing the Study; Discussion of Balance, composition, and expertise, Study and Workshop Planning,and Next Steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No material was made available during closed sessions.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 07, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications

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