Climate Change Adaptation

CEMML scientists, including ecologists, hydrologist, wildlife biologists, and social-ecological systems experts, provide a full range of climate-related services. CEMML’s Climate Adaptation Project provides summaries of climate variables (e.g., average temperature, precipitation, etc.) for individual installations, plus projected seasonal climate patterns.

Climate Adaptation Services

Climate Literacy Training

  • Training and support to build installation and enterprise capacity to use climate science and adaptation principles for natural resource management.

Regionally Specific Projections for Installations

  • Collection and interpretation of climate change data.
  • Qualitative assessment of climate change impacts to the military mission.
  • Baseline mapping, vulnerability assessments, and adaptive capacity assessments for installation ecosystems.
  • Sea-level rise and storm surge modeling of impacts to installation infrastructure and assets.

DOD Installation-Level Climate Assessments

  • Develop of materials and plans that meet DoD requirements to incorporate climate considerations in natural resource management, mission planning, and infrastructure development.
  • Creation and revision of management goals, objectives, and projects to address climate change.
  • Hydrological and wildland fire risk assessment and modeling that account for effects of climate change.
  • Development of applied research to fill knowledge gaps that address mission readiness.

Data and Visualization Services

  • Decision support tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing climate change scenarios.
  • Expertise in developing policy and planning that incorporates changing climate and uncertainty.
  • Development of DoD-compliant tools to analyze climate data and other associated data for management needs.

Email Climate Change Adaptation inquiries to cemml@colostate.edu

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