The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) has worked with an interagency group and a non-profit partner (EcoAdapt) to develop a tool called the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (i.e., CRAVe). This tool will house metadata on climate change vulnerability assessments from across the nation and will be made available for searching by the general public.
The purpose of the tool is to:
This tool was launched at the recent National Adaptation Forum. This effort depends for its success on the entry of metadata about projects by those conducting or sponsoring assessments. We have commitments from several DOI bureaus and other Federal agencies to disseminate CRAVe information internally and encourage its use, and are working with both state and NGO partners to use their networks to gather entries as well.
We would like to request your assistance in:
USGS’ National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and Federal, state and nongovernmental partners are developing a metadata registry for climate vulnerability assessments. Users may search CRAVe (the Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability) for information on assessments of places, species, ecosystems or other resources by geographic area, by assessment target (e.g., species, ecosystem, etc.), sponsoring agency, purpose, scale and multiple other factors. Users may also enter basic information about a vulnerability assessment, enabling colleagues, partners, and others to learn and benefit from their work. CRAVe is also (or will be shortly) accessible from the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)
This effort depends for its success on the entry of metadata about projects by those conducting or sponsoring assessments, and USGS has requested assistance from the LCC Network in populating the registry. As such, we ask for your help in providing metadata on planned, ongoing, or completed vulnerability assessments using the web-based metadata entry form in CRAVe. The process is simple and the form pre-populated with most likely responses; each project entry should take about 10 minutes.
Below is information to get started:
For those with projects for entry into CRAVe – Follow this Link
After logging in, you will be routed to the CRAVe landing page and you can enter your vulnerability assessment by clicking on "+Add New" in the top left corner of your screen. The data entry form has required elements (indicated by the red asterisk) that must be completed before the form can be submitted, and the form can be saved without submitting, so you do not need to finish it all at once. However, the form should take about 10 minutes to complete. NCCWSC encourages entries even if all metadata are not available.
If you need help logging on or using the tool, please see: https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/FUH/CRAVe+User+Help
NCCWSC welcomes your feedback and appreciates your assistance. If you have input or questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the CRAVe team: Robin O’Malley (firstname.lastname@example.org); Elda Varela-Minder (email@example.com), Kristen Donahue (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Thompson (email@example.com)