CLIMATE CHANGE & THE PLANT SECTOR: A GROWING INTEREST
In cooperation with the North Carolina Arboretum and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, IGES organized the Climate Change & the Plant Sector: A Growing Interest workshop. The meeting served as a first step in building a critical information bridge between the climate science community and the numerous, diverse business sectors and public interests that rely on the health and well being of plants. It paved the way for the development of a second workshop to be held in March 2012, as part of the NOAA/CICS-NC funded Stakeholder Engagement to Better Understand Climate Information Needs project.
NOAA DATA AND INFORMATION FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE: A CONFERENCE FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR USERS
Left: James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy; Right: NOAA DAta Users Conference participants
IGES collaborated with NOAA to organize this specialized one-and-a-half-day NOAA data users conference that focused on identifying recommendations and requirements of the energy, insurance, and transportation sectors climate data and information needs
Taking place on November 5-6, 2007, in Asheville, N.C., the NOAA Data and Information For a Changing Climate conference focused on the specific challenges and opportunities of these three sectors with respect to changing climate conditions, provided representatives with a better understanding of climate science and explored NOAA capabilities to meet the sectors’ emerging climate data and information needs.