About

SCAN's Objectives

SCAN is designed to foster evaluation and analysis of climate-related knowledge for applications. As our network builds and evolves, so will our work and our goals. 

Initially, our specific objectives are to:

  • Connect people and institutions who are involved in producing and using global change science (e.g., researchers, professional organizations, communities intermediaries, and practitioners)

  • Use sustained partnerships to evaluate the rigor and utility of climate-related tools, products, and activities that are intended to inform practitioners

  • Develop and disseminate synthesis products such as good practices, technical guidelines, application templates, indicators, case studies, and other tools

  • Promote access to climate-relevant science and tools

  • Conduct priority activities and products for collective efforts (to be determined in partnership with the network participants)

The SCAN Team!

 

The SCAN team is currently a small distributed staff and a Convening Committee, which is an active part of setting SCAN's priorities and initial projects. As our work ramps up, our team will grow!

 

SCAN's Chair: Dr. Richard Moss

SCAN's Executive Director: Dr. Anne Waple

Program Assistant: Ms. Neha Gupta

Program Assistant: Ms. Devon Silva   

How will SCAN work?

SCAN brings together different types of expertise – scientific and applied – to evaluate how to use what we know to make and implement better decisions. SCAN will organize collaborative learning and assessment processes focused on challenges such as managing wildfires, planning renewable and resilient energy systems, and incorporating climate risk in economic planning. It will identify information required to make, implement, and monitor decisions, and then conduct technical assessments of the quality and usability of scientific methods and data to provide the needed information.

 

SCAN will serve as a backbone organization for information “user” and “producer” communities, reinforcing their efforts and articulating a collective agenda of solutions-oriented science and assessments. SCAN is committed to supporting the needs of marginalized and particularly vulnerable communities.

Members of the Convening Committee

A small 'convening committee' has agreed to help guide the structure and initial priorities for SCAN. These experts are volunteering their time and experience to kick start this project, and will be guided by a robust stakeholder engagement process. In the months to come, this initial convening committee will give way to a Board of Directors. 

Members of the Convening Committee: 

  • Dr. Bilal Ayyub, Professor, Director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management, University of Maryland 

  • Ms. Taryn Finnessy, Senior Policy Advisory, US Climate Alliance

  • Ms. Mary Glackin, VP for Weather Business Solutions for The Weather Company, an IBM Company, and President Elect for the American Meteorological Society

  • Ms. Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Ms. Katharine Jacobs, Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona

  • Mr. Sascha Petersen, Executive Director, Adaptation International

  • Dr. Richard Moss, (CHAIR), Visiting Fellow, Andlinger Center, Princeton University

  • Dr. Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, The Ecosystems Center

  • Ms. Terese (TC) Richmond, Partner, Van Ness Feldman

  • Dr. Lynn Scarlett, Co-Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy

  • Mr. Daniel Zarilli, New York City Mayor’s Office

 

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