UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC)

UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) Helping people understand—and reach decisions in—a complex and changing world. UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) is a boundary organization facilitating the interaction between science producers and users.

We specialize in science communication and the development of decision support tools for local, regional, and national decision makers, planners, and the public. NEMAC is an applied research center of UNC Asheville. As an applied research center, we implement science in real-world settings. As a center of UNC Asheville, we promote collaborations among the university’s students, faculty, and staff and the community by fostering active partnerships with academic, public, private, and community organizations.

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Did you know NEMAC also does training and workshops? NEMAC worked with partners at NOAA's Climate Program Office to offe...
03/31/2021

Did you know NEMAC also does training and workshops? NEMAC worked with partners at NOAA's Climate Program Office to offer a class that walked participants through using the Five Steps to Resilience at the collider @thecollider01. Read more about the steps to resilience on the CRT. #WhatWeDoWednesday

Did you know NEMAC also does training and workshops? NEMAC worked with partners at NOAA's Climate Program Office to offer a class that walked participants through using the Five Steps to Resilience at the collider @thecollider01. Read more about the steps to resilience on the CRT. #WhatWeDoWednesday

Most of us at NEMAC are map nerds, and we actually geek out on map projections. The Winkel Tripel projection attempts to...
03/29/2021

Most of us at NEMAC are map nerds, and we actually geek out on map projections. The Winkel Tripel projection attempts to limit distortion, and a new study reveals it could be best at doing so. #MappingMonday

https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.08176

Most of us at NEMAC are map nerds, and we actually geek out on map projections. The Winkel Tripel projection attempts to limit distortion, and a new study reveals it could be best at doing so. #MappingMonday

https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.08176

It's hard to believe that just a few weeks before all of the lockdowns of 2020, the whole crew (including families) was ...
03/25/2021

It's hard to believe that just a few weeks before all of the lockdowns of 2020, the whole crew (including families) was able to come together to celebrate Jim's retirement! #throwbackthursday

It's hard to believe that just a few weeks before all of the lockdowns of 2020, the whole crew (including families) was able to come together to celebrate Jim's retirement! #throwbackthursday

The NEMAC team worked with the talented professionals in NOAA’s Climate Program Office to develop the CRT’s Steps to Res...
03/23/2021

The NEMAC team worked with the talented professionals in NOAA’s Climate Program Office to develop the CRT’s Steps to Resilience. Use this framework to discover and document climate hazards, then develop workable solutions to lower climate-related risks. This week we highlight Step 1: Explore Hazards. Read all about it at https://bit.ly/crt-step-1.

The NEMAC team worked with the talented professionals in NOAA’s Climate Program Office to develop the CRT’s Steps to Resilience. Use this framework to discover and document climate hazards, then develop workable solutions to lower climate-related risks. This week we highlight Step 1: Explore Hazards. Read all about it at https://bit.ly/crt-step-1.

One project we worked on the past year was mapping broadband service in WNC. Locational data for broadband service is on...
03/19/2021
North Carolina Broadband Survey | Broadband Infrastructure Office

One project we worked on the past year was mapping broadband service in WNC. Locational data for broadband service is one of the most significant issues. But there's hope. North Carolina's Broadband Infrastructure Office is currently conducting a survey, help by taking it here: https://www.ncbroadband.gov/broadband-nc/north-carolina-broadband-survey

Participate in the North Carolina Broadband Survey designed to gather information on places in the state without adequate internet access and speeds.

The Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST) recently underwent a large round of usability. A pleasant surp...
03/17/2021

The Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST) recently underwent a large round of usability. A pleasant surprise was the Usability Scale (SUS). SUS is a quick and dirty measure of usability - participants rated CREST with a score of 73.5. #WhatWeDoWednesday

Check out the CREST Tool here: https://resilientcoasts.org/#Home

The Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool (CREST) recently underwent a large round of usability. A pleasant surprise was the Usability Scale (SUS). SUS is a quick and dirty measure of usability - participants rated CREST with a score of 73.5. #WhatWeDoWednesday

Check out the CREST Tool here: https://resilientcoasts.org/#Home

Want to know more about how forests respond to change? Over the past few years, we have worked on LanDAT (Landscape Dyna...
03/15/2021

Want to know more about how forests respond to change? Over the past few years, we have worked on LanDAT (Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tools) with researchers at EFETAC to help communicate their research on forest change. Check out this ESRI story map we've put together for it! #MappingMonday

Click here for more info: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e26c94302ce74d06a2a6445a345a959b

Want to know more about how forests respond to change? Over the past few years, we have worked on LanDAT (Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tools) with researchers at EFETAC to help communicate their research on forest change. Check out this ESRI story map we've put together for it! #MappingMonday

Click here for more info: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e26c94302ce74d06a2a6445a345a959b

One year ago, the COVID lookdowns began. We also celebrated The Collider's 4th anniversary. Despite the challenges of CO...
03/12/2021

One year ago, the COVID lookdowns began. We also celebrated The Collider's 4th anniversary. Despite the challenges of COVID, we celebrate the 5th year! We only see more growth in climate-related work in Asheville. And it's all due to the hard work of the Collider staff and member lead organization. @thecollider01

One year ago, the COVID lookdowns began. We also celebrated The Collider's 4th anniversary. Despite the challenges of COVID, we celebrate the 5th year! We only see more growth in climate-related work in Asheville. And it's all due to the hard work of the Collider staff and member lead organization. @thecollider01

The U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words ...
03/10/2021

The U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and communication are important parts of our work and a key part of resilience planning.

Check it out here: https://toolkit.climate.gov/content/glossary

📸: Silvestri Matteo on Unsplash

The U.S Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and communication are important parts of our work and a key part of resilience planning.

Check it out here: https://toolkit.climate.gov/content/glossary

📸: Silvestri Matteo on Unsplash

Sand Dunes on the Move: real or sci-fi? This week's #toolkittuesday is all about shifting dunes. Why is it happening, an...
03/09/2021

Sand Dunes on the Move: real or sci-fi? This week's #toolkittuesday is all about shifting dunes. Why is it happening, and why should you care? Head on over to the Climate Resilience Toolkit to learn more!
https://toolkit.climate.gov/image/917

📸: Margaret Hiza Redsteer, U.S. Geological Survey

Sand Dunes on the Move: real or sci-fi? This week's #toolkittuesday is all about shifting dunes. Why is it happening, and why should you care? Head on over to the Climate Resilience Toolkit to learn more!
https://toolkit.climate.gov/image/917

📸: Margaret Hiza Redsteer, U.S. Geological Survey

Not sure if you are qualified for one of NEMAC's current internships? Follow this handy flow chart and find out. Hint, y...
03/09/2021

Not sure if you are qualified for one of NEMAC's current internships? Follow this handy flow chart and find out. Hint, you are qualified. Apply now!
Web Developer Intern: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684
Science Writer Intern: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684

Not sure if you are qualified for one of NEMAC's current internships? Follow this handy flow chart and find out. Hint, you are qualified. Apply now!
Web Developer Intern: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684
Science Writer Intern: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684

So, what the heck do we do at NEMAC anyway? Glad you asked! Our new website lays all of this out in an easy-to-digest fo...
03/05/2021

So, what the heck do we do at NEMAC anyway? Glad you asked! Our new website lays all of this out in an easy-to-digest format. Head over to https://nemac.unca.edu/home/what-we-do/ to read more about all of the things we do and see examples of this work!

So, what the heck do we do at NEMAC anyway? Glad you asked! Our new website lays all of this out in an easy-to-digest format. Head over to https://nemac.unca.edu/home/what-we-do/ to read more about all of the things we do and see examples of this work!

One of our projects, SouthFACT, investigates forest logging in the Southeast. We are currently working on an update to s...
03/03/2021

One of our projects, SouthFACT, investigates forest logging in the Southeast. We are currently working on an update to switch the analysis to Google Earth Engine. Here is a new map showing last years changes around Asheville. To find out more click here: https://nemac.unca.edu/home/what-we-do/remote-sensing/

#WhatWeDoWednesday

One of our projects, SouthFACT, investigates forest logging in the Southeast. We are currently working on an update to switch the analysis to Google Earth Engine. Here is a new map showing last years changes around Asheville. To find out more click here: https://nemac.unca.edu/home/what-we-do/remote-sensing/

#WhatWeDoWednesday

03/01/2021
Conference Program Online

NEMAC has worked with the Computer Science Department on the StochSS Project - a widely used tool for the modeling of biological systems. The group is presenting at 4:15 today at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference. If you are attending the conference, make sure to check it out! https://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=69894

A striking outcome of the past decade of Systems Biology research is the insight that stochasticity plays an important role in many biological processes. As a result, discrete stochastic simulation is now an important and widely-used tool for modeling of biological systems. To facilitate this type o...

Sunday was the start of spring training for MLB. For those of you who love baseball and the beginning of spring, check o...
03/01/2021

Sunday was the start of spring training for MLB. For those of you who love baseball and the beginning of spring, check out this awesome map from AXIOS that describes minor league baseball changes. #MappingMonday https://www.axios.com/minor-league-baseball-watch-2021-6121f637-4e7a-446c-995b-3ae79ec77132.html

Sunday was the start of spring training for MLB. For those of you who love baseball and the beginning of spring, check out this awesome map from AXIOS that describes minor league baseball changes. #MappingMonday https://www.axios.com/minor-league-baseball-watch-2021-6121f637-4e7a-446c-995b-3ae79ec77132.html

Have you ever wondered how NEMAC defines the word 'Resilience'? The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary...
02/22/2021

Have you ever wondered how NEMAC defines the word 'Resilience'? The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and #communication are important parts of our work and a key part of #resilience planning. Check out the glossary at the link in our bio!

📸: Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash

Have you ever wondered how NEMAC defines the word 'Resilience'? The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and #communication are important parts of our work and a key part of #resilience planning. Check out the glossary at the link in our bio!

📸: Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash

TODAY at 10:00am: Dave’s presentation on Spatial Anchoring! Did he trick you into participating in his study? Are you in...
02/17/2021

TODAY at 10:00am: Dave’s presentation on Spatial Anchoring! Did he trick you into participating in his study? Are you interested in #spatial research? If you are attending #ncgis2021 be sure to check it out!

TODAY at 10:00am: Dave’s presentation on Spatial Anchoring! Did he trick you into participating in his study? Are you interested in #spatial research? If you are attending #ncgis2021 be sure to check it out!

Happy #MappingMonday!! Recently we’ve been mapping the #broadband access in WNC counties. This map provides a glimpse in...
02/15/2021

Happy #MappingMonday!! Recently we’ve been mapping the #broadband access in WNC counties. This map provides a glimpse into the issue that we call the “swiss cheese” effect.

Happy #MappingMonday!! Recently we’ve been mapping the #broadband access in WNC counties. This map provides a glimpse into the issue that we call the “swiss cheese” effect.

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people  to (and use ourselves) all the time! Word...
02/11/2021

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and #communication are important parts of our work and a key part of #resilience planning. Check out the glossary at https://toolkit.climate.gov/content/glossary

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has a handy glossary that we refer people to (and use ourselves) all the time! Words and #communication are important parts of our work and a key part of #resilience planning. Check out the glossary at https://toolkit.climate.gov/content/glossary

Heads up students! We are looking for an intern to work on science writing and communication with a project about landsl...
02/10/2021

Heads up students! We are looking for an intern to work on science writing and communication with a project about landslide hazards in western North Carolina. This project helps support the North Carolina Geological Survey in their efforts to communicate complex scientific data to a broad audience. Head over to handshake to see the post and apply! https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684 @UNCACAREER

Heads up students! We are looking for an intern to work on science writing and communication with a project about landslide hazards in western North Carolina. This project helps support the North Carolina Geological Survey in their efforts to communicate complex scientific data to a broad audience. Head over to handshake to see the post and apply! https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392684 @UNCACAREER

Do you have experience with Python and Javascript? Are you interested in learning new skills by creating prototypes, ass...
02/08/2021

Do you have experience with Python and Javascript? Are you interested in learning new skills by creating prototypes, assisting with maintaining existing software, and working in a self-directed environment? We are HIRING a Web Developer Intern! Check out the post on Handshake and apply! https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392126 @UNCACAREER

Do you have experience with Python and Javascript? Are you interested in learning new skills by creating prototypes, assisting with maintaining existing software, and working in a self-directed environment? We are HIRING a Web Developer Intern! Check out the post on Handshake and apply! https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4392126 @UNCACAREER

Has it been a snowy winter? A rainy summer? We helped redesign Drought.gov with new content and extensive usability rese...
02/05/2021

Has it been a snowy winter? A rainy summer? We helped redesign Drought.gov with new content and extensive usability research. This site is packed with tons of interesting information, so make sure you spend some time on it

Has it been a snowy winter? A rainy summer? We helped redesign Drought.gov with new content and extensive usability research. This site is packed with tons of interesting information, so make sure you spend some time on it

Deadline fast approaching!!! If you are interested in science communication and want to work with us this summer, head t...
02/03/2021

Deadline fast approaching!!! If you are interested in science communication and want to work with us this summer, head to reu.unca.edu to see how to apply! UNC Asheville Career Center

Deadline fast approaching!!! If you are interested in science communication and want to work with us this summer, head to reu.unca.edu to see how to apply! UNC Asheville Career Center

ICYMI: Just before the end of 2020 we released four new regions in our Coastal Resilience Assessments. Head over to resi...
02/01/2021

ICYMI: Just before the end of 2020 we released four new regions in our Coastal Resilience Assessments. Head over to resilientcoasts.org where you can now find data and reports for all available regions! #MappingMonday

ICYMI: Just before the end of 2020 we released four new regions in our Coastal Resilience Assessments. Head over to resilientcoasts.org where you can now find data and reports for all available regions! #MappingMonday

#ToolkitTuesday! We want to start the year out right by reminding you that there is a full glossary of terms related to ...
01/26/2021

#ToolkitTuesday! We want to start the year out right by reminding you that there is a full glossary of terms related to climate #resilience and #adaptation at http://ow.ly/3C4Q50DiEbo

#ToolkitTuesday! We want to start the year out right by reminding you that there is a full glossary of terms related to climate #resilience and #adaptation at http://ow.ly/3C4Q50DiEbo

Applications are due soon for this opportunity to work with us this summer! Check out the details and how to apply at re...
01/22/2021

Applications are due soon for this opportunity to work with us this summer! Check out the details and how to apply at reu.unca.edu

Applications are due soon for this opportunity to work with us this summer! Check out the details and how to apply at reu.unca.edu

Welcome back and happy first day of classes, bulldogs! All the best to you all this semester. - ❤️ NEMAC
01/19/2021

Welcome back and happy first day of classes, bulldogs! All the best to you all this semester.

- ❤️ NEMAC

Welcome back and happy first day of classes, bulldogs! All the best to you all this semester.

- ❤️ NEMAC

Every year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases an overview of the previous year's billion do...
01/18/2021

Every year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases an overview of the previous year's billion dollar weather disasters. In 2020, there were 22 weather/climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each. The annual average of these types of events, since 1980, is 7. At NEMAC we believe that understanding how a community can build resilience before a disaster occurs will help in the long run and potentially decrease the losses of these types of events. Read more from the NOAA report at ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/

📷: NOAA NCEI

Every year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases an overview of the previous year's billion dollar weather disasters. In 2020, there were 22 weather/climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each. The annual average of these types of events, since 1980, is 7. At NEMAC we believe that understanding how a community can build resilience before a disaster occurs will help in the long run and potentially decrease the losses of these types of events. Read more from the NOAA report at ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/

📷: NOAA NCEI

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