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Online Climate Change Impacts Course to Inform Managers about Planning for the Future

A South Central CSC Funding Opportunity 2015 Project
Principal Investigator
Elinor Martin

Dates

Start Date
2015-08-15
End Date
2018-07-30
Release Date
2015

Summary

Most resource managers need to take climate impacts into account when making decisions during the course of their career, whether their work protects native species populations, reduces the impact of extreme storms on infrastructure, or improves water quality in a watershed. Professional training that develops an understanding of the climate system, how it is changing, and what that means for various natural and cultural resources can help improve long-term management outcomes. However, not all agencies or organizations have the capacity to provide this important training, limiting the ability of managers to interpret complex climate data and address climate-related questions. Therefore, this project developed an online, interactive [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Elinor Martin
Co-Investigator :
Jeff Muehring, Renee McPherson
Funding Agency :
South Central CSC
CMS Group :
Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Program

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“Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Credit: Elise Smith, USFWS”
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Purpose

This project will develop an online, interactive course designed to provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system, the range of natural climate variability, external drivers of climate change such as anthropogenic contributions of greenhouse gases, impacts of changing climate, and adaptation and mitigation policy options. The course will be freely available for anyone worldwide to join in the online content and discussion; it also will be offered as a 3-credit, 3000-level (upper division undergraduate) course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. Natural resources managers, tribal environmental professionals, students at other CSC and LCC institutions, and anyone from the general public can register to participate freely using just a web browser and internet connection.

Project Extension

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typeTechnical Summary
valueThis project will develop an online, interactive course designed to provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system, the range of natural climate variability, external drivers of climate change such as anthropogenic contributions of greenhouse gases, impacts of changing climate, and adaptation and mitigation policy options. The course will be freely available for anyone worldwide to join in the online content and discussion; it also will be offered as a 3-credit, 3000-level (upper division undergraduate) course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. Natural resources managers, tribal environmental professionals, students at other CSC and LCC institutions, and anyone from the general public can register to participate freely using just a web browser and internet connection.
projectStatusCompleted

Budget Extension

annualBudgets
year2015
totalFunds50000.0
year2016
totalFunds94132.0
parts
typeAgreement Type
valueGrant
typeAgreement Number
valueG15AP00136
totalFunds144132.0

Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Credit: Elise Smith, USFWS
Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Credit: Elise Smith, USFWS

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Communities

  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • South Central CASC

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StampID NCCWSC SC14-BA0256

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