Climate Watch Working Group

In 2023, NDSA Leadership supported the launch of a Climate Watch working group to focus on issues surrounding climate change. The Climate Watch Working Group will scan and report on the most recent literature, news, and reports related to climate change and its impact on digital preservation. After the Climate Watch Working Group has established a solid grounding in this work, a Climate Preparation Working Group will be created in order to synthesize information collected by the Climate Watch Working Group and outline options for action by the digital preservation community. Both groups are expected to work closely together and members who sign up for the Climate Watch Working Group will be welcome to move to the Climate Preparation group when it is established.

2023 Group Objectives

  • Produce regular annotated bibliographies on recent literature, news, and reports related to climate change and its impact on digital preservation
  • Create and add to an ongoing list of potential risks climate change poses to digital preservation work
  • Create and add to lists of core climate change information resources to get a solid grounding in the issue, help with future projections, and lobby for preservation resources

The Climate Watch Working Group will meet twice a month with regular assignments between meetings. The expected time commitment is approximately 30 minutes to one hour a week in addition to the bimonthly meeting time.

Group Members

Sibyl Schaefer the Lead Vision and Strategy Coordinator and Tricia Patterson is the Lead Coordinator and Logistics.

Please reach out to Sibyl Schaefer (sschaefer(at)ucsd(dot)edu) if you have questions for the group.

  • Sibyl Schaefer, Lead Vision and Strategy
  • Tricia Patterson, Lead Coordinator and Logistics
  • Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez
  • Moriah Caruso
  • Kristen Chua
  • Emily Holmes
  • Rachel Jacobson
  • Elizabeth-Anne Johnson
  • Jimi Jones
  • Tawnya Mosier Keller
  • Cal Lee
  • John Moran
  • Grayson Murphy
  • Amit Patil
  • Nina Patterson
  • Eric Phetteplace
  • Andy Potter
  • Kristen Schuster
  • Julie Shi
  • Danielle Spalenka
  • Hannah Tashjian
  • Natalie Vielfaure
  • Sophia van Hoek
  • Amy Wickner