Centered at Penn State, SCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at 19 universities and 5 research institutions across 6 nations to answer the question, "What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?"
An interdisciplinary team of scholars has been awarded $11.9 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a multi-institution research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) strategies.
Part of the NSF’s new Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) initiative, the network is centered at Penn State and supports collaborators at nine additional U.S. universities and research institutes.
“Proposed approaches to the management of climate-related risks through adaptation, mitigation, and geoengineering differ in their distributions of costs and benefits, and their vulnerability to deep uncertainties,” said Klaus Keller, principal investigator and associate professor of geosciences at Penn State. Leveraging expertise across many disciplines, the SRN will generate knowledge and tools to address the challenges of formulating sustainable climate risk management strategies.
Joining Keller in leading the network are co-principal investigators Robert Lempert (RAND Corporation), Chris Forest (Penn State), Karen Fisher-Vanden (Penn State), and James Edmonds (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).