Climate Change Adaptation

CEMML’s Climate Adaptation Program (CEMML CAP) engages expertise from a range of CEMML and CSU scientists including ecologists, cultural resource managers, hydrologist, wildlife biologists, and social-ecological systems experts, providing a full range of climate-related services. CEMML CAP has conducted vulnerability assessments based on installation-specific climate projections for over 120 Department of Defense sites around the world. The program has provided subject matter expertise to these assessments into installation natural and cultural resource management planning.

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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