Welcome to the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
VISION: Create the knowledge, training and solutions to enable the optimal outcome for every decision where weather and climate matter.
MISSION: CSWCR’s Mission is to leverage and integrate the capabilities of the University, in particular those found in Meteorology, Engineering, Statistics, e-Education and Communications, along with external partners, to advance the science of exploiting environmental opportunities and understanding environmental impacts to manage risk. CSWCR will achieve this mission by focusing its efforts in four areas:
• User-inspired research: Identify and conduct research in areas that will advance the decision support process for specific industries and organizations.
• Communications: Train students and professionals how to convey environmental risk, impacts, opportunities, and solutions clearly, succinctly, and in a way understood unambiguously by the end user.
• Education: Leverage and expand existing e-education programs in Weather Risk Management. Educate
and train future providers and users how to think about environmental impacts and how to identify optimal solution sets.
• Services: Prototype and develop new methods and products to quantify and exploit environmental opportunities and reduce risks.