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Media Advisory 10-008

Improving Predictions of Climate Change and its Impacts: Media Briefing

New interagency program to generate high-resolution tools to address climate change

Photo of a research team traversing the ice cap on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

Research team traversing ice caps on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

March 17, 2010

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NSF invites reporters to participate on Monday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m., EDT

On March 22 at 11:00 a.m., EDT, officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy will discuss the launch of an interagency program aimed at generating predictions of climate change and its impacts at more localized scales and over shorter time periods than have previously been possible. This project represents an historic augmentation of support for interdisciplinary climate change research by NSF and its partner agencies.

Who:Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation
William F. Brinkman, director of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
Roger Beachy, director of the National Institutes of Food and Agriculture, USDA and Chief Scientist USDA

What:Media teleconference and webcast to discuss new project for generating high-resolution predictions of climate change and its impacts.

When:Monday, March 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

How to Participate: Reporters are invited to participate in a live video teleconference hosted by NSF. Reporters may participate by teleconference or online. To participate by teleconference, call (800) 369-2058. To obtain the password to participate in the teleconference and to obtain the URL and password to access the webcast online, e-mail Lily Whiteman at During or before the event, e-mail questions to


Media Contacts
Whiteman Lily, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-8310, email:

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