The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to...
- understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems;
- support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally;
- foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth.
UC Davis Policy Institute
The UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy (Policy Institute) leverages world-class university expertise and engages directly with decision-makers to deliver credible, relevant, and timely information and analysis to inform better energy and environmental policy.
California climate and water
2012 California Climate and Adaptation Study
California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission have released an expansive climate change study, managed by the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). Involving over 120 researchers from seven UC campuses and other institutions, these 37 reports give planners, public health officials, land-use managers and others the research-backed basis they need to develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
You can download the reports and a summary at the project website.
The Water Education Foundation posts updates about California water news on its blog, Aquafornia,with the goal of fostering understanding of various positions and discussion toward resolution of often controversial issues related to water in California.
Education and outreach
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) recently launched the Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning (CAMEL) online resource and community portal.
Check out http://changingclimates.colostate.edu, where you will find annotations and links to videos, podcasts, books, articles, essays, and websites that convey high-quality information in clear and appealing ways to non-specialist adults, including college-level students, their teachers, and the interested public. Our range is multidisciplinary, ranging from climate science to ecology, agriculture to ethics, communication to policy, economics to energy.
The web site http://disccrs.org is a treasure trove appropriate for early career climate scientists, with time-sensitive information on science and policy; job, fellowship and research opportunities; meeting announcements; and professional resources.