The Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC) core activities and structure is to meet the growing and changing demands for local climate change information, including information needs for sectors other than agriculture, to understand what information stakeholders need and their decision environments, and to develop accessible decision support tools, the SECC is reorganizing using a three-dimensional structure that is designed to promote collaboration among scientists and our partners. The three dimensions are: 1) ecosystem-based adaptation sectors; 2) natural resources sciences; and 3) application sciences.
The SECC includes scientific experts in climatology, agriculture, hydrology, marine and atmospheric sciences, and economics. These experts work in close collaboration with each other and with clientele to improve our understanding of climate, how climate affects our daily lives, and to develop teaching and decision aids from climate information.
You can find the eight member institutions of the Southeast Climate Consortium here.
The Southeast Climate Consortium operates under a broad range of program and research themes. Ranging from general climate studies to specific applications of climate data, the goal of our programs and research is to provide useful tools and information to users in agriculture and other fields. The current themes and programs of the consortium are highlighted below.
Our recent progress reports and work plans are available in pdf files:
- RISA Progress Report for 2008
- CSREES Project Summary for 2009
- CSREES Project Description for 2009
- SECC RISA Work Plan 2009
- SECC RISA Proposal
Also available are the Florida Consortium White Paper (Adobe PDF format) and bibliography through 2002. The Florida Consortium White Paper, published by the predecessor to the Southeast Climate Consortium, highlights previous progress made and research done into ongoing themes and programs of the consortium, while the list of publications provides a bibliography of all Florida and Southeast Climate Consortium publications.