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Urban Dynamics and Climate Change Science Institutes Team Up for ORNL-CIMMYT Project

Scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Climate Change Science and Urban Dynamics Institutes (CCSI and UDI) conducted a training session on the ORNL-developed Landscape Scale Crop Assessment Tool (LCAT) in New Delhi, India, May 2–3, 2016. During the session, 15 members of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) were trained on the use of LCAT, a suite of remote sensing–based data and data analytics capabilities that provides critical information for sustainable agriculture and food security.

Urban-CAT—Improving Resiliency One Community at a Time

Two Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) institutes, the Urban Dynamics Institute (UDI) and the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), have joined forces to address one of the most pressing problems facing midsize cities today: how best to allocate scarce resources to deal with climate change. The solution they have devised is a unique web-based decision support tool, the Urban Climate Adaptation Tool, or Urban-CAT.