Air Resources Board, CCST Launch Online Climate Change Research Database
The database comprises a catalogue of climate change research projects and programs taking place in California, particularly projects or programs receiving federal funding.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the California Council on Science and Technology
(CCST) have unveiled a public database of climate change research projects and programs taking place
in California, focusing on projects or programs receiving federal funding. The California Climate
Change Research Database includes research in a wide range of fields, including air quality,
alternative energy sources, energy efficiency, climate change over time, and the impact of climate
change on the ecosystem and biodiversity.
The database of nearly 200 projects primarily focuses on those funded by numerous federal
sources, including the DOE, NSF, EPA, ARPA, NIH, NASA, and AFRI, along with a variety of state
funded projects, at public and private universities, federal funded laboratories, and industry. The
result is a unique, state-level cross-agency, cross-institutional catalogue, offering an insight
into the many research programs being funded in California. The website allows users to search the
database using a number of filters, including active and completed projects, funding sources,
keywords, and more.
"This website will be very useful to anyone who is trying to understand what the future will
bring for weather, water and sea level rise in our state," said Jane Long, Fellow at the Center for
Global Security Research and Principal Associate Director at Large Lawrence Livermore National
This project was initiated in December 2009 through ARB Contract 08-313. A survey instrument was
developed in consultation with an advisory committee of experts formed through CCST. The survey was
emailed to researchers, department heads, and other suitable contacts identified by CARB,
consultation with the advisory committee, internet searches, and data provided by researchers
contributing to the CCST California's Energy Futures project.
California's Air Resources Board has been a world leader in air pollution control and public
health protection for more than 40 years. The Climate Change Research Database is part of ARB's
response to the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which charged ARB with implementation of a
comprehensive approach to address climate change. CCST is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that
draws upon the greatest scientific minds in the state to provide expert and unbiased scientific
advice to the state government and to recommend solutions to science and technology-related public
Data on these programs have been gathered with the generous assistance of researchers throughout
the state, who voluntarily provided information on their respective research programs. ARB maintains
a separate database of state-funded research projects.
The database can be accessed at http://californiaccresearch.org.
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