Andrew Jones,Ken Nugent,John Corbett,Chad Hansell
This session will cover CSU’s role within the Rocky Mountain Consortium for Global Development (RMCGD), and introduce the audience to the RMCGD on-line location-specific data-provisioning platform that is being made available to CSU faculty, staff, and students for transdisciplinary studies. The Consortium members include Universities, Federal Labs, non-profit Organizations, and for-profit Companies acting under management by a non-profit, Global Development Analytics, Inc. (GDA). As a group, we are focused on providing accurate, location-specific and action-oriented output targeting food security in water limited environments, including the provisioning and linkage of climate change data through our partnership capabilities. Because food security in water limited environments is never a single issue, we also address water, public health and energy issues as they relate to food security. The aWhere, Inc. on-line data provisioning platform is a key enabling technology that researchers at CSU can now use free-of-charge in many regions of the globe. In addition, public health and water resource issues are a key part of a transdisciplinary approach to large-scale global development issues. Discussion will focus on how CSU provides data to the consortium partners, and how in turn CSU benefits from the sharing of partner-contributed environmental data resources for global development research projects working with near real-time global data sets at an unprecedented scale and ease of availability for CSU research projects.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, researchers, students or anyone interested in global development research and climate change impacts.