The Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) is a new web-based community resource that houses information on assessments of the vulnerability of various natural and human resources to a changing climate. Vulnerability assessments are important for identifying resources that are most likely to be affected by climate change and providing insights on why certain resources are vulnerable. Consequently, they provide valuable information for informing climate change adaptation planning. CRAVe allows users to enter information about their vulnerability assessments and includes a public search of existing assessments for specific geographic regions, assessment targets or endpoints, managing entities, and other factors. CRAVe is hosted by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and a non-profit partner, EcoAdapt (through the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange).
This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose of CRAVe and outline key features of the tool, including the basic reporting elements and search functions. Additionally, because CRAVe will host data from both federal and non-federal partners, the webinar will explain how both USGS and EcoAdapt are working together to ensure information submitted to CRAVe is appropriate, informative, and relevant to a wide audience.
This webinar was presented by Robin O'Malley and Laura Thompson (NCCWSC) on June 23, 2015 as a part of the NCCWSC Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series.