Minnesota Climate Data Community of Practice
Join the Minnesota Climate Data Community of Practice (CoP) to build capacity for using climate projection data to increase climate resiliency for Minnesotans. We're hosting the second meeting of the CoP on Feb. 4, 2020 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Health Freeman Building, Room B144. We'll provide updates from the State Climatology Office on the latest efforts to obtain downscaled climate data for Minnesota and hear from MnDOT on climate data needs and potential applications in the transportation sector. We'll also prioritize time for attendees to ask questions, share ideas, and solicit feedback on their own climate data needs. Those working in public health, natural resources, transportation, emergency management, pollution control, commerce, planning and design, as well as other data-users working in state or local government are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in getting involved, but missed our first meeting last year? Not to worry, now is still a great time to get involved! Watch our Climate Projection Data 101 video primer to get up to speed.
The Climate Data Community of Practice will:
- Share insights for obtaining, selecting, preparing, and applying available climate projection datasets specific to Minnesota
- Support public sector adaptation efforts that use climate projection data for increasing climate resiliency for Minnesotans
- Foster a community of climate projection data users to share knowledge and resources
The Minnesota Climate & Health Program and partners are working to determine when, where, and how often the Climate Data Community of Practice will meet. Stay tuned for more information.
Who Should Participate?
MDH encourages those working in public health, natural resources, transportation, emergency management, pollution control, commerce, planning, and design, as well as any other data-users working in state or local government, to join the Minnesota Climate Data Community of Practice. At this time membership is limited to those working for Minnesota in the public sector.
To be placed on the mailing list for information and updates, please contact:
Brenda Hoppe, Research Scientist
Minnesota Climate & Health Program