March 30, 2011 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Metrocenter Auditorium
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Bobak Talebi



As communities around the Bay Area plan for the impacts of climate change, emerging data sources and tools will provide key resources to local planners. In this 1/2-day workshop you will:

  • Learn about the use of data and tools in climate change adaptation planning, and identify their applications to your work.
  • Discover how choosing the right data sources and tools can improve how you conduct risk assessments and incorporate climate change information into different planning scenarios.
  • Access and see demonstrations of relevant data sources and tools, and network with experts from: The Pacific Institute; ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program; ICLIE Local Governments for Sustainability; UC Berkeley Geospatial Information Facility (creators of the Cal-Adapt Data Portal); and EBM Tools Network.
  • Have opportunities to influence the focus of future, hands-on data and tools trainings in the Bay Area.


To address climate change impact in community planning efforts and project designs, planners need data about climate change impacts that are relevant to the Bay Area, as well as tools for analyzing and visualizing how these impacts will affect Bay Area communities. Many useful climate change data sources and tools exist, and new, more specialized resources are becoming available. However, with a wise array of data and tools to choose from, it can be challenging to pick the right ones for a planning effort or project. Rather than investigate all of these options on your own, join us for this 1/2-day workshop and learn about the range of data sources and tools available, and connect with the resources that are best suited to your needs.

Adaptation Brown Bag

Following the workshop we will be hosting an Adaptation Brown Bag from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability will be presenting on their Climate Resilient Communities Program and the ADAPT planning tool.


San Francisco Bay Coastal Training Program

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability


Danielle Hutchings, P.E. Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Kevin Koy Manager UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility

Eli Moore Program Co-Director Pacific Institute

John Rozum, AICP EBM Tools Training Coordinator NatureServe

Amruta Sudhalkar California Regional Associate ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Sara Van Wart Web Applications Developer UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility



PDF, 210KB
Sara Polgar & Bobak Talebi

Data Sources Handout
PDF, 243KB
Bobak Talebi

Presentation Amruta Sudhalkar
PDF, 5.4MB
Amruta Sudhalkar

Presentation Eli Moore
PDF, 4.3MB
Eli Moore
Presentation John Rozum
PDF, 2.2MB
John Rozum

Tools Matrix
PDF, 224KB
John Rozum, Bobak Talebi, Sara Polgar

Workshops and Funding Handout
PDF, 236KB
Sara Polgar

Workshop Contact Sheet
Bobak Talebi


ABAG Handout
PDF, 183KB
Danielle Hutchings

SFCJPA Case Study
PDF, 499KB
Heidi Nutters

Social Vulnerability Article
PDF, 699KB
Pacific Institute

November 3, 2010

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