CI's Drew Jones to Present at EPA Conference on Climate Impacts Modeling in Atlanta

January 7, 2011 by Stephanie McCauley

We’re excited to be part of a very interesting EPA workshop in Atlanta next month organized by some dear colleagues (Mahri Monson, Mike Hiscock and team) — it’s a gathering of professionals dedicated to having models of climate impacts make a big difference in the ability of leaders to help society adapt well to climate change.  I (Drew Jones) will be giving a plenary talk on the lessons we’ve learned about how to ensure that models get used and facilitating some break-out groups.  Would love to meet some of our Climate Interactive colleagues in person in Atlanta next month!


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Integrated Modeling to Characterize Climate Change Impacts and Support Decision Making February 1 & 2, 2011 Atlanta, GA

Registration is FREE and open to everyone! (Be sure to consider the Poster Session):

**Official Workshop Website **(Agenda, announcements, and up to date information):

Deadlines:Hotel Room Block ($125 / night)Closes January 21, 2011
Abstracts for Poster SessionCloses January 23, 2011
RegistrationCloses January 24, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The workshop on Integrated Modeling to Characterize Climate Change Impacts and Support Decision Making is rapidly approaching (February 1-2, 2011 in Atlanta, GA) and we encourage your participation!

Increased temperature, sea level rise, altered precipitation patterns, and changes in air and water quality are among the emerging climate change impacts facing our nation. Taking action on climate change requires cross-media, transdisciplinary tools and an integrated systems-analysis modeling approach. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is convening this workshop to facilitate the use of integrated modeling to inform and improve local, regional and national policy decisions relevant to climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Workshop Purpose

Draft agenda

Workshop Outputs The workshop will include a mix of plenary presentations, panel discussions, and break out sessions.  The discussions will facilitate the development of a white paper on future needs of integrated modeling for the assessment and response to climate change impacts.

Why you should attend

Participation and registration: This is a public meeting and participation is open to individuals from within and outside EPA. The workshop should be of particular interest to individuals seeking to understand how science based modeling systems can be used to inform the design of innovative policies, including those that combine traditional regulatory approaches with market mechanisms. We are expecting participation from a diverse audience representing a wide range of sectors (Federal, State and Local government, NGOs, academic, private sector), including policy analysts, ecologists, environmental engineers, economists, IT specialists, and program managers in general.

Participants may submit an abstract for a poster or demonstration via the registration link.

Additional information, including the preliminary workshop agenda and a link to the workshop registration website are available at:

Workshop Website (up to date information):

Workshop Registration:

Workshop Logistics (hotel information):

Announcement PDF Please share this announcement with other colleagues who may be interested!  We look forward to your participation.

Sincerely, The Workshop Organizing Committee Catherine Allen, EPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation Amanda Babson, EPA Office of Research and Development Jennifer Brady, EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Ed Coe, EPA Office of Air and Radiation Pat Dolwick, EPA Office of Air and Radiation Rich Dumas, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Rick Durbrow, EPA Region 4 Robert Elleman, EPA Region 10 Laura Farris, EPA Region 8 Tom Fontaine, EPA Office of Research and Development Noha Gaber, EPA Office of the Science Advisor Tim Gleason, EPA Region 1 Michael Hiscock, EPA Office of the Science Advisor Serpil Kayin, EPA Office of Air and Radiation Patrick Kelly, EPA Region 6 Robyn Kenney, EPA Office of Air and Radiation David Kryak, EPA Office of Research and Development Edward Linky, EPA Region 2 Dan Loughlin, EPA Office of Research and Development George Luber, CDC Climate Change Program Jeremy Martinich, EPA Office of Air and Radiation Mahri Monson, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Chris Moore, EPA National Center for Environmental Economics Philip Morefield, EPA Office of Research and Development Michael Morton, EPA Region 6 Gabriel Olchin, EPA Office of the Science Advisor Rob Pinder, EPA Office of Research and Development John Powers, EPA Office of Water Sarah Rizk, EPA Region 9 Shubhayu Saha, CDC Climate Change Program Winona Victery, EPA Region 9 Stephanie Waldhoff, EPA Office of Air and Radiation

Integrated modeling_ for integrated environmental decision making is a system analysis-based approach that includes a set of multi-disciplinary, interdependent, science based components (models, data, assessments, polls, expert elicitation) that together form the basis for constructing a modeling system capable of simulating environmental systems relevant to a well specified problem statement._