MCLEAN, Va.--(LMI, a leader in helping the public sector address energy and environmental issues, has launched its Climate Change Knowledge Engine™ (LMI-CliCKE™), a groundbreaking tool for the easy consumption of climate change data. The tool combines open-source semantic web technology and data from the public domain in a way that is accessible to nonscientific leaders in the public and private sectors.)--
“There’s a lot of important, specific data out there on the impacts of climate change that can be useful to leaders at the federal, state and local levels”
LMI-CliCKE (pronounced “click”) is free to use and available to the public now at http://clicke.lmi.org/.
“There’s a lot of important, specific data out there on the impacts of climate change that can be useful to leaders at the federal, state and local levels,” LMI Energy and Environment Program Director John Selman said. “Unfortunately, that data has been difficult to access and interpreting it can be demanding. Our CliCKE tool fixes these problems.”
LMI-CliCKE is an innovative approach to interacting with climate change data, allowing users to explore, analyze, evaluate, and compare nearly 3,000 scientific findings related to climate change. LMI-CliCKE leverages semantic wiki technology, which makes it possible to find information more efficiently than keyword searching.
LMI-CliCKE’s scientific findings are drawn from the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Users can search and filter these climate change findings on the basis of various criteria, including level of scientific uncertainty, region, period of projections, and topic.
The launch of LMI-CliCKE coincides with the National Defense Industrial Association’s Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability conference in New Orleans, where LMI energy and environment experts are presenting on a number of topics, ranging from greenhouse gas accounting to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to how climate change will impact information technology and communications strategies.
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