The purpose of the website is to serve as a repository of information related to the Lifting the Fog collaboration, documenting the process in support of establishing effective communication pathways between the tool and model development community and end-users. Below is a brief summary of the collaborative’s primary activities and related products.
A brief, 2-page synthesis and executive summary of the Lifting the Fog collaboration can be found here.
May 22, 2014 Tool Community Workshop
This workshop was a series of facilitated dialogues and small-group exercises for invited participants from the tool and model development community to discuss a shared communication framework to help end-users navigate the different planning tools and data available to them. The workshop provided a first-of-its-kind, statewide forum for the tool development community to explore approaches, lessons-learned, and opportunities for collaboration. A number of communications products and end-user resources were proposed at the workshop, several are still in development, and those which have been completed are available on this website. To download the complete proceedings report, click here. To download the agenda, click here.
Aug 18, 2014 Adaptation Forum Workshop
The second workshop, hosted at the California Adaptation Forum in Sacramento, CA, focused on providing resources to coastal decision-makers to help them navigate the sea level rise tools and models available to support planning and management efforts across the State. The workshop consisted of: 1) an interactive tool café with stations for tool exploration with developers; 2) a panel session for direct interaction between model and tool developers with decision-makers and end-users; and 3) a discussion of communication strategies around sea level rise decision-support tools. Workshop participants were a diverse mix of practitioners attending the California Adaptation Forum, including federal, state, and local agencies; consultants; non-profit organizations; and academia. To download the complete proceedings report, click here. To download the agenda, click here.
December 1, 2014 Climate Access Blog Post
Lifting the Fog was a collaboration among:
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the National Estuarine Research Reserve Science Impact Collaborative, The Nature Conservancy, and NOAA for funding that made this project possible.