The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) houses an interdisciplinary team dedicated to understanding the problems of global climate change and their potential solutions. Joint Institute staff bring decades of experience and expertise to bear in science, technology, economics, and policy. One of the strengths of the Joint Institute is a network of domestic and international collaborators that encourages the development of global and equitable solutions to the climate change problem.
Initiated in early 2001, JGCRI brings together the intersecting interests of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland. Staff at the Joint Institute are focused on developing new opportunities to train university students in five different research programs:
- The Global Change Assessment Model
- The Global Energy Technology Strategy Program
- Carbon Cycle Science
- Climate Impacts and Adaptation
- Energy Efficiency and Mitigation
In addition, the Joint Institute focuses on developing dialogues around global change issues, across disciplines and national boundaries, and among diverse socio-economic stakeholders.
JGCRI staff are part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with Research Affiliate status at the University of Maryland. Organizationally, the Institute falls under the Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate of PNNL and the Division of Research at UMD.
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