Cal-Adapt Web Climate Change Adaptation Tool Demonstration

On behalf of Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, you are invited to participate in the Cal-Adapt web tool launch. Please join Secretary Laird and the creators of the tool for an informative discussion and demonstration via WebEx.

Cal-Adapt is a web-based climate change adaptation information tool that will enable city and county planners, government agencies, and the public to identify potential climate change risks in specific areas throughout California. An overview and demonstration of the Web site will be provided.

Cal-Adapt synthesizes volumes of climate change research and presents it in an accessible, intuitive and visual format that is intended to benefit local planning efforts as well as inform California citizens of potential climate change impacts. This tool will provide planners with detailed information regarding potential sea-level rise, wildfire dangers, temperature changes, and fluctuations in snowpack, which will help inform how to combat those impacts.

The success of this effort is due to a common vision and collaborative effort between government agencies, universities, private industry, and non-profit organizations including UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation
Facility, California Energy Commission, Google, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Santa Clara University, U.S. Geological Survey, UC Merced, and Pacific Institute.

WHAT: Cal-Adapt Launch and Live Demonstration
WHEN: Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: The demonstration will be presented via WebEx at:
https://energy.webex.com
Meeting Number: 497 455 577
Meeting Password: meeting@10

For further WebEx instructions, see ‘About using WebEx’ here:
www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

WHO:

    John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources

    Robert B. Weisenmiller, Ph.D., Chair,
    California Energy Commission

    Kevin Koy, Manager,
    Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), UC Berkeley

    Guido Franco, California Energy Commission

    Kurt Malchow, California Natural Resources Agency

For more information about Cal-Adapt please visit http://cal-adapt.org/.

Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

Starts at 10:00 AM

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