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Regional climate response collaboratives: Multi-institutional support for climate resilience

Author(s):

Kristen Averyt
Justin D. Derner
Lisa Dilling
Rafael Guerrero
Shannon McNeeley
Elizabeth McNie
Dennis Ojima
Robin O'Malley
Dannele Peck
Andrea J. Ray
William Travis

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 99: 891-898.

Description

Climate variability and change affect society across numerous sectors at multiple spatiotemporal scales. New demands for information and decision support tools to enhance climate resilience at regional scales have prompted diverse agency investments over the past decade (2010s). Here, we discuss lessons learned from a regional climate response collaborative composed of three different climate-service entities and using a multi-institutional approach. These entities have defined roles and responsibilities in terms of the agency missions and expectations, the landscapes they work in, and their stakeholders, but are also linked together by common elements such as climate information needs, shared water resources, and intersecting socioeconomic systems. We can now draw on agencies' experiences to understand how best to leverage existing research, infrastructure, and capacity (personnel and resources) to maximize effectiveness while avoiding redundancy.

Citation

Averyt, Kristen; Derner, Justin D.; Dilling, Lisa; Guerrero, Rafael; Joyce, Linda; McNeeley, Shannon; McNie, Elizabeth; Morisette, Jeffrey; Ojima, Dennis; O'Malley, Robin; Peck, Dannele; Ray, Andrea J.; Reeves, Matt; Travis, William. 2018. Regional climate response collaboratives: Multi-institutional support for climate resilience. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 99: 891-898.

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