If you haven’t already, check out Penn State University’s new Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risks (CSWCR), which is headed up by retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David Titley, a distinguished Advisory Board member of ours, and previously Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, and head of the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change, among other important posts.
Along with giving us a new five-letter acronym to remember, the CSWCR will be focused on four primary areas:
- User-inspired research: Identify and conduct research in areas that will advance the decision support process for specific industries and organizations.
- Communications: Train students and professionals how to convey environmental risk, impacts, opportunities, and solutions clearly, succinctly, and in a way understood unambiguously by the end user.
- Education: Leverage and expand existing e-education programs in Weather Risk Management. Educate and train future providers and users how to think about environmental impacts and how to identify optimal solution sets.
- Services: Prototype and develop new methods and products to quantify and exploit environmental opportunities and reduce risks.
The CSWCR promises to add significant value to the study of weather and climate risks, and we are delighted that someone with retired RADM Dave Titley’s range and depth of experience is at the helm (pun intended). For a good article on the Center, and a bit of retired RADM Titley’s history in the field, click here.
Stay tuned for more, as we expect to see a lot from the Center.