A report that SCIPP produced, entitled An Assessment of the Climate-Related Needs of Oklahoma Decision Makers, is now available! It is located here or in the SCIPP Documents section of our website.
This report is a culmination of information obtained from interviews with 23 local, state, federal, and tribal decision makers across Oklahoma and has been submitted to be included in the National Climate Assessment process. The decision makers represented a variety of sectors including water resources, energy, transportation, agricultural production (including crops and livestock), ecosystems (including natural resources and wildlife), human health, and society/public safety. The data from this qualitative study showcase the most significant climate-related issues that Oklahoma decision makers are currently facing and anticipate they will face in the future, the spatial and temporal scales in which they make decisions, and their need for climate information, education, and decision-support tools.
A similar assessment was conducted along the Gulf Coast portion of the SCIPP region and will be available soon.