Agreement Between NOAA and ASCE Prepares Nation for Climate-ready Infrastructure

Agreement between NOAA and the ASCE prepares our nation for climate-ready infrastructure

2022 was the third most costly year on record for weather and climate-related disasters.

Leaders from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Technology and Systems Management convened to “…discuss how the nation’s engineering profession account for climate change in the design and construction of future building and infrastructure projects.”

Further, the stakeholder group released a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the summit, detailing the ways that NOAA informs building and civil engineering codes, standards, and best practice manuals developed by the ASCE.

This year underscores the urgency of the collaboration between the stakeholder group, as “…NOAA calculated that 2022 was the third most costly year on record for weather and climate-related disasters, with 18 events costing over $165 billion in total damages.” Weather-related disasters now occur more frequently, as the number of days between billion-dollar disasters is decreasing from 82 days in 1980 to 18 days last year in 2022.

“These statistics, while daunting, present an opportunity for us to take stock, and use this data to help prepare for the impacts of climate change,” said Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA administrator. “Sustained partnerships like this one are key to this effort, and will help foster a Climate-Ready Nation where individuals, businesses, and industries have the knowledge and tools to take action to mitigate risk and support economic growth.”

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers, News Releases)

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We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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American Meteorological Society Releas­­­es State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 Report

American Meteorological Society Releas­­­es State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 Report

The authoritative annual summary of the global climate

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) releases the State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 report. “An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the (report) is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.”

Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) with contributions from scientists worldwide, State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 provides an update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collections.

State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 is the 32nd issuance of the annual assessment, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society since 1996. “As a supplement to the Bulletin, its foremost function is to document the status and trajectory of many components of the climate system.” Key chapters in the report include:

  • Global Climate
  • Global Oceans
  • The Tropics
  • The Arctic
  • Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
  • Regional Climates
  • Relevant Datasets and Sources

(Source: ametsoc.net/sotc2021/StateoftheClimate2021_hires.pdf) 

© 2022 American Meteorological Society.

ClimaTwin® is a proud member of the American Meteorological Society.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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American Meteorological Society Features State of the Climate in 2021 Report

The authoritative annual summary of the global climate

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) releases the State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 report. “An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the (report) is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.”

Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) with contributions from scientists worldwide, State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 provides an update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collections.

State of the Climate in ­­­­­2021 is the 32nd issuance of the annual assessment, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society since 1996. “As a supplement to the Bulletin, its foremost function is to document the status and trajectory of many components of the climate system.” Key chapters in the report include:

  • Global Climate
  • Global Oceans
  • The Tropics
  • The Arctic
  • Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
  • Regional Climates
  • Relevant Datasets and Sources

(Source: ametsoc.net/sotc2021/StateoftheClimate2021_hires.pdf) 

© 2022 American Meteorological Society.

ClimaTwin® is a proud member of the American Meteorological Society.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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ClimaTwin at the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Roundtable

BOSTON, MA, April 25, 2022 — ClimaTwin™, Climate Risk Analysis for Infrastructure Digital Twins™, is proud to participate in the April 2022 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador Roundtable, with Mary C. Erickson, Acting Director of the National Weather Service.

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Lead Douglas Hildebrand presented opening and closing remarks, and facilitated discussions by the ambassadors. During the roundtable, topics included NWS Service Equity and the evolving role of the ambassadors, and best practices for engaging new user groups.

Further, ClimaTwin is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™. The ambassador initiative recognizes NOAA partners, including ClimaTwin and many other organizations and institutions across the United States, who are improving our nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

ClimaTwin commits to partnering with NOAA and other Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against future weather and climate extremes. For more information about the Weather-Ready Nation program, please visit www.weather.gov/wrn. Weather-Ready Nation — Be a Force of Nature.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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