Joint Global Change Research Institute

Coordinates: 38°58′17″N 76°55′20″W / 38.971274°N 76.922085°W / 38.971274; -76.922085 The Joint Global Research Institute (JGCRI) was formed in 2001 by the University of Maryland, College Park and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The institute focuses on multidisciplinary approaches of climate change research.

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.

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 these interdisciplinary areas:

  1. Integrated Assessment Modeling
  2. Technology Strategies to Address Climate Change
  3. Natural Resource Modeling and Assessment
  4. Vulnerability and Adaptation Studies
  5. Local and Global Environmental Mitigation Measures--Policy Development and Testing.

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.

Since 1990, JGCRI is responsible for close to 500 publications, which can be found at their Publication Page.

Anthony C. Janetos has been the director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, since 2006.[1]

External links


  1. Koller, Greg; Tune. Lee (June 2008). "Janetos named to lead Joint Global Change Research Institute". Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Retrieved 3 June 2009.

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