SDG 13. Climate Action - Faculty Activities and Centers


Robert Kopp
Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Director, Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences

Robert Kopp’s work focuses on understanding uncertainty in past and future climate change, with major emphases on sea-level change and on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy. He is a lead author of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report.   

David Robinson
Professor, Department of Geography
School of Arts and Sciences

David Robinson is a New Jersey state climatologist. His research interests run the spatial gamut from global to local, with an underlying theme being the development of a better understanding of the climate system.  

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Research Institutes

Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, caterpillar

Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

The Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences advances research, education, and engagement that (1) progresses and expands the scientific understanding of the past, present, and future of the Earth system and (2) builds the knowledge and perspective needed for state, national, and global stewardship of a healthy, sustainable, and resilient planetary environment. 

Rutgers Climate Institute, melting ice sheet in Greenland

Rutgers Climate Institute

The universitywide Rutgers Climate Institute aims to understand the mechanisms that drive global and regional climate change; understand the human and social dimensions of climate change, shape vulnerabilities, and condition response strategies; study the impacts of climate change, particularly its effects on densely populated, coastal regions; and inform and educate society about the causes and consequences of climate change.