About Us


The goal of the National Science Foundation program for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach is to create a statewide interdisciplinary program that stimulates transformative research, education and outreach on the effects of regional climate change on ecosystem resources and supports use of this knowledge by policy makers. The project will build capacity to model regional climate change, evaluate methods to downscale model output, understand and quantify key ecological and hydrological processes, translate climate change science into formats usable by decision-makers, integrate models and data, and transform how students learn about climate change.

Communication of climate change science will be enhanced by use of cyberinfrastructure and involvement of a broad range of students and faculty. A statewide virtual information center for climate change will be created to focus on outreach and communicating findings with the public and policy makers.