Announcement Cal-Adapt User Needs Assessment Workshop on December 5

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UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) are hosting a half-day workshop on December 5, 2019 in Sacramento to discuss California's climate adaptation data needs and the continued development of the Cal-Adapt platform.

Cal-Adapt is an online platform that offers a view of how climate change might affect California by providing projections of climate impacts into the future. Cal-Adapt users can access tools, data, and resources to conduct research, develop adaptation plans, and build applications.

The workshop will include a brief demo of the Cal-Adapt platform to introduce the latest data and tools available, and then break out into discussion groups to generate user feedback and guide the development of new tools and features. Depending on audience interests, these topics could include: planning a community climate vulnerability and resiliency tool; integrating with the ICARP Adaptation Clearinghouse; building an easy-to-use local climate snapshot tool; and visualizing compounding effects of multiple climate impacts.

Practitioners and researchers engaged with climate adaptation are encouraged to attend. In particular, the workshop will be geared toward staff from municipalities and local planning organizations, community-based organizations, and state agencies. Workshop participants will have the chance to:

  • Connect with others doing similar work
  • Discuss current strengths and shortcomings in the resources available for climate change adaptation
  • Contribute to the development of climate adaptation tools and programs
  • Provide feedback on Cal-Adapt and other data products supporting climate change adaptation

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time

Location:
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
777 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Please register here. To RSVP or for more information, please email Nancy Thomas at nethomas@berkeley.edu.