2013 Combined GTSP Technical Workshop and GCAM Community Modeling Meeting

Overview of the 2013 Combined GCAM Community Modeling Meeting and GTSP Technical Workshop

The 2013 GTSP Technical Workshop covered ongoing, cutting edge research in integrated assessment modeling from researchers at JGCRI as well as members of the GCAM community, integrated with the GCAM Community Modeling Meeting, includes sessions covering the current status of GCAM, future development directions, a tutorial on using GCAM, and user training. The meeting is divided into four main areas:

  • Overview of GCAM [Morning of Tuesday October 1]. This session covered the current status of GCAM, including its inputs, primary equations, outputs, data requirements, and spatial, temporal, and technological resolution.
  • GTSP Technical Workshop [Afternoon of Tuesday October 1 through the morning of Thursday October 3]. The technical workshop included a range of sessions covering ongoing, cutting edge research in integrated assessment modeling from researchers at JGCRI as well as other members of the integrated assessment research community. Topics in 2013 include: energy, technology, and mitigation; bioenergy and land use in mitigation; modeling agriculture and land use; water in climate change impacts and mitigation; linking IAMs to Earth system models; and exploring climate impacts.
  • Future Directions in GCAM Development [Afternoon of Thursday October 3]. This session covers current and planned development directions for GCAM.
  • GCAM Training [All day Friday October 4]. The GCAM training includes a GCAM tutorial in the morning and hands-on support from JGCRI staff in the afternoon.

The combined GTSP Technical Workshop and GCAM Community Modeling Meeting is informal and interactive. It provides an important opportunity for participants to exchange information on technical results and findings and to discuss future research directions. It is a concise way to learn about GCAM capabilities and directions for future development. It also provides a unique opportunity to interact directly with the JGCRI staff dedicated to development and use of GCAM and to network with other researchers utilizing GCAM.

Presentations and agenda from the combined meeting can be found at



The Joint Global Change Research Institute is located at 5825 University Research Court, Suite 3500, College Park, MD. Additional information can be found at http://www.globalchange.umd.edu/directions/.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be served. Morning refreshments will be served at 8:00 each day.
***Please let us know if you have any dietary constraints.

The following hotels are in close proximity to JGCRI and are recommended for this meeting.

Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt
7810 Walker Drive
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone: (301) 474-7400
Fax: (301) 474-7411
Website: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

Greenbelt Marriott
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD. 20770
Phone: (301) 441-3700
Fax: (301)441-3995
Worldwide Sales: 1-800-676-5975
Website: http://www.marriott.com/

The Marriott Inn & Conference Center
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd. East
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
Direct Phone: (301) 985-7300
Fax: (301) 985-7517
Worldwide Sales Office: 1-888-236-2427
Website: http://www.marriott.com/