Ned Gardiner

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Engagement Manager, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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Ned helps communities adapt to climate change, most recently helping guide and author the 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region and, before that, the North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan. For three decades, he has discovered and invented ways to use geospatial data to help people make informed plans and decisions through mathematical modeling, statistics, high-definition video production, data visualization, climate analysis, and adaptation planning. Over the next several years, he and his colleagues with the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit plan to help hundreds of communities around the nation equitably adapt to climate change using the Steps to Resilience adaptation framework.