Application and Technology Partners

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) provides strategic guidance and oversight for the agency’s climate science and services programs. The CPO funds high-priority research to advance understanding of atmospheric and oceanic processes. Recognizing that climate science literacy is a prerequisite for putting this new knowledge into action at all levels of society, the CPO also guides NOAA’s climate communication, education, and professional development and training activities.

NASA World Wind. First released by the NASA Ames Research Center in 2004,the open source World Wind Java Software Development Kit allows third parties to integrate advanced virtual globes into their Web applications. The technology was awarded the NASA Software of the Year Award in November 2009 and is used by large organizations such as the European Space Agency, the United States Department of Energy, and several Fortune 100 companies. As an associate partner in the Climate Change Collaboratory, World Wind plays an integral part in visualizing large document collections based on a three-dimensional Knowledge Planet metaphor.

Academic Partners

MODUL University Vienna LogoMODUL University Vienna conducts state-of-the-art research in new media technology, tourism and public governance. Established by the Vienna Economic Chamber of Commerce in 2007, MODUL University Vienna combines a strong academic foundation with commitment to sustainability and innovation as key drivers of long-term success. It fosters independent, original research for participating in national and international R&D programs. The faculty comprises renowned Austrian and international scholars, who have a strong commitment to develop this young organization into a leading research platform.

Vienna University of Economics and Business LogoVienna University of Economics and Business was established in 1898 and has grown to a large organization with 20,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty. Ranked among Europe’s Top 50 Business Schools by the Financial Times, VUEBA is the first Austrian University with an international EQUIS accreditation, one of only four in the German-speaking world. The Research Institute for Computational Methods includes researchers from four different departments collaborating on advanced computational methods in the areas of finance, information systems and marketing.

University of Graz. The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change is an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented research center which brings together about 40 scientists from fields such as geophysics and climate physics, meteorology, economics, geography, and regional sciences. The research interests extend from monitoring, analysis, modeling and prediction of climate and environmental change, via climate impact research to the analysis of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.