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California climate change data available online

 

Narrator:       This is Science Today. Extensive California climate change research is now available on a public website. Cal-Adapt.org was developed by the University of California, Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility. Kevin Koy manages this state-of-the-art mapping and geo-location center.

Koy:               We were asked by the California Energy Commission to help produce the Cal-Adapt website in order to provide better access to the wealth of climate change data that their Public Interest Energy Research program has been producing.

Narrator:       Koy says the challenge was to provide a compelling way to visualize all of the available scientific data for three different audiences.

Koy:               From a general public audience who would want to view the data and learn more about how scientists are projecting the climate to change in their area, to decision makers around the state, all the way to experts who are really scientists using climate change data, but might not have the latest data coming out of different research centers.

Narrator:       For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.