Climate

Research and Development

Item

Description (opportunities/risks)

Resource Needs (time/$)

Forming a working group

The MCO has discussed forming a working group, but has no budget for this activity. Risks: Minimal at this time, more important in out years as climate information is more tightly integrated with decisions.  A climate-specific working group could also identify products and formats of interest. Opportunities: A broader collaboration through a working group could identify additional avenues for funding and opportunities for new products

Additional 0.25 FTE needed to support this activity on an annual basis.

Detailed evaluation of drought patterns and indicators of drought to support statewide drought mitigation.

The MCO may further advance an evaluation of drought patterns and indicators of drought to support drought mitigation, but the availability of time for new work depends on the resources available.

Additional 0.50 FTE over 3 years to support this activity.