The Earth System Science & Policy Lab is housed within the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Key Lab collaborations and partnerships include the:
- Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH),
- Climate Impact Lab, and
- NASA Sea Level Change Team.
Within MACH, our team provides overall project leadership, contributes to projections of sea-level change and coastal storm hazards, and works on integrating natural and human system elements to support systems understanding and decision-making. Within the Climate Impact Lab, our work focuses on synthesizing current and future climate hazard information to drive climate risk analysis. Within the NASA Sea Level Change Team, our work focuses on integrating multiple lines of climate, cryosphere, and oceanographic information to produce integrated sea-level rise projections and inform decision-making.
The Lab also develops cyberinfrastructure to support climate hazard analysis. The Framework for Assessing Changes To Sea-level (FACTS), an open-source sea-level projection framework, supports the integration of projections for sea-level projections including those the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report and the US Interagency Sea Level Rise Task Force. Our spatiotemporal modeling framework PaleoSTeHM makes readily accessible modern techniques for reconstructing paleo-sea level and paleo-environmental fields.
Please see the Contact page if you are interested in joining our team as a graduate student or postdoc.