IRAP - International Research Applications Program
Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes for Regional Climate Resilience
Climate variability and longer-term changes affect many aspects of society. While droughts can lead to large losses in agricultural productivity and employment, frequent and intense precipitation can lead to catastrophic flooding. Even when adjacent areas experience the same climate event, the impacts can be very different as a consequence of an areas ability to absorb or minimize the event and its capacity to recover. The development of climate-related knowledge and information, customized to address specific decision contexts, offers promise to help society cope with and adapt to potential climate impacts.
The IRAP project advances climate adaptation and enhances climate resilience of communities and sectors by co-developing place-based decision-support systems that reduce climate vulnerability and build capacity. Our program integrates physical climate and social science expertise.