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Ohio State Webinar Showcases Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

12:00 pm, Tue April 23, 2013 –

Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “A Study in Collaboration: The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts”? on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Dr. Dan Vimont and David Liebl of the University of Wisconsin will discuss the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, organizing for stakeholder engagement, challenges in managing the climate adaptation dialog, and successes in advancing regional adaptation.

The webinar will be held on April 30 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit changingclimate.osu.edu to sign up. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Since 2007, WICCI has engaged over 200 stakeholders in the development of climate information, and worked to help communities, businesses and local governments understand and implement climate adaptation strategies.  Vimont and Liebl will discuss how WICCI has organized as a network of stakeholder groups, bringing together regionally scaled climate projections with the resource managers most concerned about the impacts of climate change.

Dr. Vimont is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, and is the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment. He conducts both fundamental and applied climate research. One focus area of Dan’s research includes assessing regional impacts of climate change; he serves as the co — chair of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council and the WICCI Climate Working Group. The WICCI Climate Working Group, funded by the Upper Midwest / Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, has recently developed a set of downscaled daily climate projections for the Eastern United States.

David Liebl is a statewide outreach specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. He is a member of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council, and co-chairs the WICCI Stormwater Working Group. As a Faculty Associate in the UW-Madison College of Engineering, he is working directly with Wisconsin coastal communities to identify climate-related stormwater vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies, with funding from NOAA and Wisconsin Sea Grant.

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu.

Contact

Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8975, jentes.1@osu.edu

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio State Webinar Showcases Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Tue April 23, 2013 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Technical Editor, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like the Global Change, Local Impact climate webinar series.