Societal and Economic Impact Studies
At CIRA, we recognize the importance of developing meaningful interdisciplinary partnerships to help us apply our research in ways that directly benefit society. As such, the Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate (SIWC) research group was established to address NOAA’s social science research priorities. Through our partnership with CSU, we’ve been able to collaborate with experts in areas such as risk communication, impacts of extreme weather on human health, and economic impacts of weather and climate. In addition, our participation in the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES) Risk Communication group has allowed us to develop strong working relationships with social scientists at NCAR and the University of Washington. We also have two employees embedded within the National Weather Service’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) program.