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Informative website for policymakers, researchers

 

Narrator:       This is Science Today. A public website that displays extensive climate change research in the state of California is now publicly available. Cal-Adapt.org was developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It offers the general public and policymakers alike access to a variety of maps, charts and data.

Koy:               One of the things that was startling about this for me in seeing the data come to life is how diverse the dataset is and how diverse California is.

Narrator:       Kevin Koy manages the Geospatial Innovation Facility where the Cal-Adapt website was developed.

Koy:               The climate behaves very differently throughout the state. So, you imagine if you're a decision maker in a mountainous region versus a coastal region versus Central Valley, you're all going to have slightly different things that you're interested in looking at. So, it's too much information for any one research group to really solve everyone's problems. That's really our interest — is providing the information in a raw but digestible format so that people can use it for their own research.

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