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Publication Date
13 February 2024

Kevin Reed Helps Lead Development of New York Climate Exchange

Kevin Reed, faculty lead of the New York Climate Exchange. Photo courtesy of Stony Brook University.

Portions of this story originally appeared on the Stony Brook University website

Kevin Reed, associate dean of research and associate professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and an Earth & Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM)-funded scientist, will help lead the formation of the New York Climate Exchange (“The Exchange”), an international climate center located on Governors Island in New York Harbor.

Reed is a co-principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy HyperFACETS project. Funded by the Regional & Global Model Analysis and MultiSector Dynamics program areas, HyperFACETS aims to advance understanding of processes at the climate-water-energy-land-decision interface while fundamentally improving the ability to perform credible climate modeling at regional scales.

Reed’s research focuses on how extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, may change in the coming decades. This includes understanding the capability of current and next-generation climate models to simulate extreme weather events. His research aids in advancing our scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change, as well as developing new methodologies to better translate state-of-the-art science for climate adaptation applications and policies.

In his role as faculty lead at The Exchange, a first-of-its kind international center for developing and deploying dynamic climate solutions, Reed’s research efforts are reflected in his collaboration with the academic community and industry partners to develop the center’s programming components, which include a climate solutions fellows program and K-12 experience.

“It is becoming clear year-after-year in New York, and around the world, that the impacts of climate change are real and are here,” said Reed. “By partnering with communities, industries, governments, and universities, The Exchange will help to accelerate the implementation of urban solutions to these climate impacts through an interactive research ecosystem where community engagement is paramount. As a climate scientist, I recognize that New Yorkers need solutions to the climate crisis now, and The Exchange will help to make that a reality.”

Read more about The New York Climate Exchange on the Stony Brook University website.

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