Hdcc adaptation forum 2013 (rudy)


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  • REAs are assessments, not a program, and use existing data from resources available.  Based on management questions, current conditions and future projections from the REAs can be used to inform management decisions.  To be included into a REA, the data would already have been generated.  That said,  our Montana office is working with a Tribe -they are gathering cultural information that we hope will be available to incorporate into a REA under development.
  • Hdcc adaptation forum 2013 (rudy)

    1. 1. U.S. Department of the InteriorU.S. Geological SurveyHuman Dimensions of climateChange (HDCC)An InteragencyCollaborative forNatural ResourceManagement
    2. 2. Challenge to Natural ResourceManagement Agencies Natural resource agencies are challenged notonly by climate change impacts on terrestrialand marine resources, but also by relatedeffects on human communities that dependon these lands and waters. Effects include: economic activity, subsistence practices,demographic trends, human health, recreation,infrastructure, and community resilience, andothers
    3. 3. Focus of HDCC 1 We will approach the issues across federalagencies, disciplines, and non-federalinstitutions. Develop a framework for identifying humanimpacts of climate change and opportunities foradaptation useful for resourcemanagement sufficiently flexibleto meet the needsof multiple federalagencies.
    4. 4. Focus of HDCC 2 The overall objective for the project is tofocus on producing scientifically valid andconsistent methods of analyzing humansystem resilience and vulnerabilities in anuncertain climate. A guiding principle of this project is to linksocial science and social systems with thenatural science to understand the impacts ofclimate change.
    5. 5. Structure of HDCC 1 Scoped as a 3 year project Core Project Team establish primary framework & guidanceAffiliationKaren Blakney BLMTrish Clay NOAATom Fish DOI/NPSJoel Larson BLMJessica Montag BLMJohn Primo BOEMRudy Schuster USGSNatalie Sexton FWSBen Simon Office of Policy AnalysisRob Winthrop BLMKurt Johnson FWS Refuge CC coordinator
    6. 6. Structure of HDCC 2 Primary Working group ~15 social science climate change experts fromagencies and key partners Mix of researchers and managers Provide input in process, refine framework, createproducts Extended Working Group Review, provide data etc., refine, provide input,disseminate products,
    7. 7. Objective 1 Interagency Coordination: Sustain a community of practice on the humandimensions of climate change that facilitates sharing ofinformation and experience among scientists,managers, and community members. At a national scale
    8. 8. Objective 2 Provide an interagency forum to apply andevaluate practices, data sets, and indicatorsconcerning the human dimensions of climatechange(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    9. 9. Objective 3 Using this information, develop a commonframework across agencies for assessingand responding to the human effects ofclimate change relevant to resourcemanagement. Assessment protocols?(photo: www.boston.com)
    10. 10. Initial Activity 1 Identify key questions on the humandimensions of climate change to prioritizeinformation needs.National Geographic photo
    11. 11. Initial Activity 2 Climate Change Case Studies: Understand the suite of human systems impacts andrelationships with natural resources in a specificcontext First target area isopen for discussion! Will choose other areasto represent diversity resources, agencies,human systems, etc. Make relevant to otherClimate Changeresponse effortsPhotograph of Gulkana Glacier on August 31, 1967,USGS, #67L3-85.
    12. 12. Initial Activity 3 Social-Economic Project Database: Current and completed federal land management,domestic non-federal, and international social-economic climate change projects Information will beused to feed acollaborativenetwork (e.g. LCC &Climate ScienceCenters) Allow researchersto interact, entertheir data, andquery the databasePhotograph of Gulkana Glacier, Alaska on August 25,1987. Photograph by Bob Krimmel, USGS, #87R3-218.
    13. 13. Photograph of Gulkana Glacier on August 31, 1967,USGS, #67L3-85.Photograph of Gulkana Glacier, Alaska on August 25,1987. Photograph by Bob Krimmel, USGS, #87R3-218.
    14. 14. Initial Activity 4 Principles & Guidelines Document: on the use of social science methods to informresource management decisions related to climatechange Modeled on the widely-used Principles and Guidelines forSocial Impact Assessment (1994) Accessible guide for both social scientists andresource managers. This document will be a synthesis of results from theother tasks in this project as well as other sources
    15. 15. Climate ScienceCentersLandscapeConservationCooperativesMake relevant to otherClimate Changeresponse efforts
    16. 16. Schematic framework of anthropogenic climatechange drivers, impacts and responses in theSocial-Ecological System (adopted from IPCC2007)
    17. 17. Current Status Many Committee meetings Term Hire Looking for Student now!
    18. 18. Questions