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The Project

Synergistic Efforts

The Nevada Climate Change Project is a collaborative effort amongst researchers, disciplines, and institutions. One of the primary principles driving this collaboration is the desire to create a reusable, extensible infrastructure that can both utilize and be utilized by other projects around the world.

To increase project visibility and identify other related systems and / or technologies, project members participate in various events, including conferences, working groups, and additional grant proposals. As a result, project members collaborate with other institutions and individuals of varying size and scope, ranging from local to global. Regardless of the type or scale of collaboration, the intent is to improve the existing system, identifying additional needs and incorporating new technologies whenever possible to make the system more useful to a broader range of users.

Local

Local synergistic efforts encompass projects, research, and grants involving Nevada and the surrounding regions that can work together to achieve both individual and collaborative goals. Most notably, the Nevada Climate Change Project is, itself, a synergistic effort amongst several Nevada-based institutions, including:

Tri-State Western Consortium

The Tri-State Western Consortium consists of educational institutions in Idaho, New Mexico, and Nevada. The purpose of this group is to coordinate the development of software, tools, and infrastructure that facilitate the sharing and utilization of climate data between the member institutions. While each institution is free and encouraged to build their own systems and technologies, they regularly update the other members of the group on their efforts and exchange information that can be used to help those developments evolve into a something that benefits all the member institutions.

The Tri-State Western Consortium consists of two groups: general and working. The general group meets to coordinate high-level development efforts and exchange planning information. This group is responsible for directing the general efforts of the working group and determining which projects or information are synchronized between the member institutions.

The working group is responsible for implementing and coordinating the technologies and features, as directed by the general group. Working group meetings specifically address the interconnection and interoperability of disparate systems, standards, and information between the institutions at a technical level. This group also develops implementation-level specifications related to metadata, data synchronization, protocols, schemas, and formats.

An extension of the NSF-funded Nevada Climate Change Project, the Tri-State Western Consortium consists of members from the following institutions:

National

The Nevada Climate Change Project participates in various national conferences in an effort to collaborate with other organizations. These conferences provide an opportunity to present developments in the project to other entities that would benefit from that information, as well as a chance to identify potential data sources and advances that could be integrated into existing systems.

Members of the Nevada Climate Change Project have participated in the following conferences and national events:

Global

The Nevada Climate Change Project participates in various global conferences in an effort to collaborate with other organizations. These conferences provide an opportunity to present developments in the project to other entities that would benefit from that information, as well as a chance to identify potential data sources and advances that could be integrated into existing systems.

Members of the Nevada Climate Change Project have participated in the following conferences and global events:

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