The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (LCC) monthly Triangle Climate and Landscape Brown Bag will return in October, and with a fierce assemblage of climate-relevant organizations behind it. In addition to coordination from South Atlantic LCC, three other organizations on North Carolina State University’s campus will also contribute to the event: the State Climate Office of North Carolina (SCONC), the Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC), and yours truly, the Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH). With this diverse group of organizations bringing speakers every month, we can guarantee interesting and innovative topics that reach across disciplines.
Brown bags will be held the second Thursday of every month at noon in Wildlife Resources Commission Building on NCSU’s Centennial Campus (in the Training Room on the 3rd floor). We already have speakers lined up for the rest of 2014:
- October 9: Corey Davis from the SCONC will present on the Fire Weather Portal
- November 13: Cari Furiness from SE CSC will present on the Southeast Global Change Monitoring Portal
- December 11: Mark Magalos from NCSU Extension Forestry will present on PINEMAP extension efforts and the Southeast Climate Academy
All three of these presentations directly relate to SERCH efforts. The Fire Weather Portal is a tool that helps forest managers to predict wildfire danger and plan prescribed burns. The Global Change Monitoring Portal highlights numerous tools and data sets across the Southeast (see our recent blog covering our work with tools). The Southeast Climate Academy is helping to get this information, along with with climate literacy, out to southeastern land managers. We hope to see you in October!