Vermont EPSCoR held their 2nd “mediated modeling” workshop facilitated by the Research on Adaptation to Climate Change team on May 12th, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington Vermont. The following were highlights of the event.
- An overview of the interconnected nature of climatic, hydrological, land-use and lake dynamics being studied and modeled by the RACC team
- An overview of the governance design, policy composition, and resource availability dynamics shaping the region’s future responses to climate change
- A deeper discussion of the potential adaptive interventions derived through the 6-week Delphi Forum (css2cc.org) on Crowdsourcing Climate Change Solutions for Lake Champlain Basin
- An introduction to the Integrated Assessment Models being devised to simulate alternative futures being devised by the RACC team discussed
Participants worked in small groups with the findings from the online crowdsourcing forum to consider alternative situations, and help the RACC research team to develop realistic, alternative scenarios that will feed into simulation models. In addition, stakeholder groups were also asked to weight the values and goals that will be used to evaluate the scenario outcomes.
The day included a discussion, led by a panel of regional thought leaders, about building capacity to effectively respond to climate change using crowdsourcing, citizen science, visualization, gaming and simulation.
- Dr. Christopher Koliba: Overview of the Day Slides Video
- Mr. Justin Guilbert: Downscaling and Climate Projections Slides Video
- Dr. Arne Bomblies: Precipitation Slides Video
- Dr. Asim Zia: Dynamics of Land Use and Land Cover Change Slides Video
- Mr. Peter Isles: Climate Change and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain Slides Video
- Dr. Christopher Koliba: Governance Design, Recourse Allocation and Policy Preferences Slides Video
- Dr. Stephanie Hurley and Ms. Sarah Coleman: CSS2CC Interventions and Scenarios Slides Video
- Dr. Asim Zia and Mr. Scott Turnbull: Integrated Assessment Modeling Slides
- Dr. Alan Betts: Why is Citizen Science Important Slides