SCRiM: a transdisciplinary research network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management


Climate change and extreme weather challenge communities to be resilient

5 October 2017

Flooding in Texas and again in Louisiana, a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic hammering Caribbean islands and Florida and, of course, memories of Sandy and Katrina place extreme weather events like hurricanes and the flooding, storm surge and winds that accompany them in the minds of people in the storms’ paths, but also forefront in the minds of administrators, first responders, government officials and city planners. ‹‹read more››

College of Menominee Nation hosts 3rd annual Indigenous Planning Summer Institute

11 July 2017

During the week of June 5-9, 2017 more than 25 participants from various institutions including College of Menominee Nation, Michigan State University, University of New Mexico, University of Maine – Orono, University of Maine, and York University came together at Whispering Pines Retreat camp in Shawano, Wisconsin for the 3rd annual Indigenous Planning Summer Institute. ‹‹read more››

SCRiM and WPSU co-produce PBS documentary 'Managing Risk in a Changing Climate'

19 April 2017

The PBS documentary, “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate”, takes viewers to coastal Louisiana, where threats associated with climate change leave communities like New Orleans facing tough choices under deep uncertainty. The film was produced by WPSU under the guidance and support of the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM). ‹‹read more››


Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida

CLIMA Seminar: Ignored but not forgotten – unappreciated drivers of changes in coastal flood risk

Thursday 1 March 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

 117 EES, Penn State

Helen Greatex, Columbia University

CLIMA Seminar: Title TBA

Thursday 15 March 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

 117 EES, Penn State

Isabelle Steinke, IMK-AAF, Germany

CLIMA Seminar: Ice formation in the atmosphere - from fundamental processes to albedo modification

Thursday 29 March 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

 117 EES, Penn State

Richard Murnane, NatCatRisk

CLIMA Seminar: Assessing Disaster Risk in the Developing World

Thursday 26 April 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

 117 EES, Penn State University