Communicating ECEP's collective knowledge and supporting the community.
The ECEP facilitates direct interactions with the wider community aimed at communicating relevant information on risk, vulnerability and potential impacts, and providing advice on issues specific to individual communities. Here, wider community means groups with common societal, cultural, local government, and/or business perspectives and needs, who are vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate extremes. Example interactions include:
We regularly facilitate Regional Climate Tutorials, both at NCAR and on request at host Universities.
Following development of the GRRIT Risk and Impacts Assessment System, regular tutorials and workshops will be held to: facilitate community use; enable contributions of new tools and data; and encourage outstanding young scientists, engineers and communicators to develop careers in the area of risk and impacts planning and response.
Rising Voices is a community of engaged Indigenous leaders, Indigenous and non- Indigenous environmental experts, students, and scientific professionals from across the United States, including representatives from tribal, local, state, and federal resource management agencies, academia, tribal colleges, and research organizations. Rising Voices participants address the complex climate change challenges facing Indigenous peoples, current adaptation and mitigation strategies, protection of Indigenous knowledge, sustainable Indigenous practices, and political and institutional barriers.
ECEP's vision is to strengthen society’s resilience to weather and climate extremes.