In the spring of 2011 the research community Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change received funding from PIIRS. The three-year interdisciplinary community was led in its first two years by Robert O. Keohane, professor of international affairs in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The research community examines issues of uncertainty with respect to global climate change and other international environmental problems and aims to improve the capacity to discuss and weigh related policy prescriptions. Through multiple lenses, the research community will draw on the expertise of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to work on real cases. The laboratory, located on Princeton University's Forrestal Campus, is one of the world's leading climate modeling centers. Sixteen Princeton faculty members from several disciplines compose the community's core group:
As a PIIRS research community, the group receives up to $750,000 over three years to support research, course development, and conferences. The Research Community will be very active in 2013-14. The Research Community has included six visiting research scholars, two postdoctoral research associates, and two visiting research collaborators, as well as the fifteen Princeton faculty who are involved.
For more information contact Kathleen Allen, program manager.