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AGCI Projects

    Conceived in 1989 and conducted each year since 1990, AGCI interdisciplinary workshops are designed to further knowledge in global change science by convening scholars from across disciplines to focus on specific topics in global environmental change. These meetings consistently fill a unique niche by fostering a strong dialogue across disciplines and often between social and natural sciences.

  • The WOR lectures are hosted in association with AGCI’s workshops. Each lecture features a scientist prominent within his or her field speaking to the public on a timely issue of global environmental change.

  • AGCI is dedicated to identifying promising policies, technologies, and research ideas that accommodate the energy requirements of the human population while reducing the environmental impact of civilization’s energy needs.

  • The AGCI Resilience Project aims to help foster improved dialogue about resilience and offers a set of core principles from which communities can get started. This work emerges from a 2015 AGCI workshop on the topic "Risk & Resilience in the Face of Global Change".

  • The interactive Roaring Fork Observation Network (iRON) is comprised of a series of local watershed-wide monitoring stations (ranging in elevation from 6,200ft to over 12,000ft) that help to improve local understanding of our ecosystems in the context of a changing climate.

  • AGCI is assisting ACES with the development of a Forest Health Index, a resource designed to help identify and communicate important trends in our forest. The FHI is available at www.foresthealthindex.org

  • AGCI is helping the City of Aspen to understand the range of potential future impacts of climate change to the Aspen community.
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  • FtHM is an NSF-supported pilot website that highlights clips from AGCI’s video archive in an accessible way, offering students and other learners a unique straight-from-the-source glimpse into science.

  • AGCI works to support science education from k-12 through adult learners. In addition to providing classroom visits in the valley, educational resources are available on our website. Education page

Sponsored Projects

  • The mission of AGCI’s Energy Project, led by Hal Harvey, is to accelerate progress in clean energy by identifying policies that most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through customized research and analysis for decision makers, the project uncovers strategies that will produce the largest results. The Energy Project works in both the US and China on energy issues such as utility market regulation, urban design, and natural gas policy. An underlying basis in current science and careful analysis informs this work, supporting communities, large and small, in making wise decisions under rapidly evolving and uncertain conditions. Learn more at energyinnovation.org.

  • The Climate Communication project, led by Susan Hassol, trains scientists to be more effective public communicators and also provides science resources directly to the media and the public via its website, climatecommunication.org