Climate Change Institute

The World Ocean Observatory is partnering with the Climate Change Institute to distribute visualization of comprehensive data reconstructions of past climate using a global array of ice cores, examination of modern instrumental data, and predictions for future climate. The data visualization systems developed by the CCI at the University of Maine are excellent tools for increasing public awareness of climate issues. As a science-based communicator of ocean information, World Ocean Observatory is well-positioned to share these through social networking, repeated messaging, and energetic promotion of CCI’s climate tools and data.

The Institute and its internationally recognized researchers are making scientific contributions that are vitally relevant to society.

Find them on the web at ClimateChange.UMaine.edu.

The Climate Change Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit organized to conduct research and graduate education focused on variability of the Earth’s climate, ecosystems, and other environmental systems, and on the interaction between humans and the natural world. Institute investigations span the last 2 million years to the present, a time of numerous glacial and interglacial cycles and abrupt changes in climate. Research activities include field, laboratory, and modeling studies that focus on the timing, causes, and mechanisms of natural and anthropogenically forced climate change, and on the effects of past climate changes on the physical, biological, chemical, social, and economic conditions of the planet. The Institute and its internationally recognized researchers are making scientific contributions that are vitally relevant to society.