ISP initiated one new project in FY12:

 ISP initiated development of two new projects during FY11:

  • Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems is focused on modeling, understanding and projecting the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.
  • Carbon Cycle Observations and Modeling is focused on comparison of carbon cycle observations to simulation results from Community Earth System Model (CESM) and other biogeochemical modeling systems. 

 ISP initiated three new projects in FY10:

  • The Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) project is focused on developing and applying integrated socio-economic and biophysical models of the climate system.
  • The NCAR Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation (NVIA) project is focused on conducting interdisciplinary basic research on social, economic, and political activities related to climate at local, regional and global scales.
  • The Weather Communication and Warning (WCW) project is focused on improving communication of weather, climate, and hydrological forecast information to the public and decision makers.

 ISP inherited four ongoing projects when it was founded. These were evaluated during FY10. One project was ended and three were transferred to NCAR laboratories. 

  • Leadership of the Water Systems project was transferred to the Research Applications Laboratory
  • Leadership of the UT/LS and BEACHON projects was transferred to the NCAR Earth Systems Laboratory.  
  • The Biogeosciences project was ended to enable investment in new areas.  

ISP is hosting the scientific support office for Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System(AIMES), which is one of the core projects of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP). AIMES is focused on achieving a deeper and more quantitative understanding of the role of human perturbations to the Earth's biogeochemical cycles and their interactions with the coupled physical climate system.

ISP is also hosting the website of the Joint IAV-IAM Committee, a group of climate change researchers facilitating interdisciplinary work across the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (IAV) and Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) communities.