IAN Seminar Series 2016

The goal of the IAN seminar series is to provide concise, thought-provoking ideas relating to Chesapeake Bay science and management. Short presentations (15 minutes maximum length) are immediately followed by a lunchtime discussion of the topics raised by the presenter. The discussion is summarized and is posted along with a pdf version of the seminar slides. The seminars are captured on video and posted under a Creative Commons license so they can be freely shared.

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EPA's Climate Change Indicators: Overview - Michael Kolian (USEPA) - IAN Seminar Series
2016-09-22T12:00:00-04:00 2016-09-22T13:00:00-04:00
Macknis Room, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue (Suite 109), Annapolis MD

EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP) compiles and publishes a set of key indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change into a peer-reviewed report entitled: Climate Change Indicators in the United States and as an online resource.  EPA partners with over 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to gather these data and analyses.    

The primary purpose of this effort is to track and document climate change in the U.S., and to provide a tool to communicate to broad audiences, including policymakers and the public. The indicators in this report are designed to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.  EPA leverages peer-reviewed and publicly available data to identify metrics and indicators that help characterize climate change in the US. EPA chooses its indicators using a standard set of criteria that includes data quality, transparency of analytical methods, ability to meaningfully communicate, and relevance to climate change.

EPA currently presents 37 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change at multiple scales. They focus primarily on the U.S., but some present global trends to provide context or a basis for comparison, and others have a regional focus. EPA plans to continue to work in with other agencies, organizations, and individuals to collect and communicate useful data to more fully capture the range of impacts and effects associated with climate change.  

 
Michael Kolian
USEPA
Kolian.Michael@epa.gov
EPA's Climate Change Indicators: Overview

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Abstract

EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP) compiles and publishes a set of key indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change into a peer-reviewed report entitled: Climate Change Indicators in the United States and as an online resource.  EPA partners with over 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to gather these data and analyses.    

The primary purpose of this effort is to track and document climate change in the U.S., and to provide a tool to communicate to broad audiences, including policymakers and the public. The indicators in this report are designed to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.  EPA leverages peer-reviewed and publicly available data to identify metrics and indicators that help characterize climate change in the US. EPA chooses its indicators using a standard set of criteria that includes data quality, transparency of analytical methods, ability to meaningfully communicate, and relevance to climate change.

EPA currently presents 37 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change at multiple scales. They focus primarily on the U.S., but some present global trends to provide context or a basis for comparison, and others have a regional focus. EPA plans to continue to work in with other agencies, organizations, and individuals to collect and communicate useful data to more fully capture the range of impacts and effects associated with climate change.  

 



Time and Venue

Seminars start at 12 noon, scheduled for 45 mins (15 mins plus 30 min question/discussion time).

Science for Citizens seminars are held in the Joe Macknis Conference Room (Fish Shack) at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403, immediately following the monthly meetings of the Science Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) team meetings.

Citizens for Science seminars are conducted at the UMCES Annapolis Office, 1 Park Place, Suite 325, Annapolis, MD 21401.



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