Climate Analytics

Informing Decisions to Manage Risk and Strengthen Resiliency

Climate-related risks, such as drought, flooding, and extreme-weather events, are rising rapidly— as are the associated costs. “Numerous studies have concluded that climate change poses risks to many environmental and economic systems and creates a significant fiscal risk to the federal government,” according to a March 2019 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The report notes that the Department of Defense owns and operates domestic and overseas infrastructure with an estimated replacement value of $1 trillion [1].

Defense and civilian agencies are looking for ways to improve infrastructure resiliency and mitigate the fiscal impacts of climate on mission operations and readiness. Public and private organizations from every sector—including energy, agriculture, transportation, and health—face similar challenges. LMI helps organizations develop a climate risk strategy to address these challenges through quantitative risk analysis, mitigation strategy development, and adaptation planning.

LMI supports federal agencies with infrastructure, equipment, and supply chains in areas with observed or projected climate vulnerabilities. We specialize in advising clients responsible for decision-making, disclosure, and risk management for the following:

  • asset and capital planning
  • disaster response
  • infrastructure assessment
  • budgeting and financial reporting
  • environmental compliance
  • procurement
  • workforce development.

 

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Data Driven by The Climate Service

LMI has partnered with pioneering climate analytics company The Climate Service (TCS) to supply federal customers with the greatest analytical insight possible. TCS’s proprietary Climanomics™ analytics platform is available to federal customers exclusively through LMI. This customizable tool enables LMI to deliver mission- and client-specific insights harnessing:

  • animation and visualization
  • data extraction and analysis
  • large-scale cloud computing
  • machine learning
  • spatial, temporal, and scenario-based analysis
  • statistical and econometric modeling.

Insight in Context

LMI complements this industry-leading climate risk data analysis with customer knowledge and deep expertise in relevant policies, processes, and technologies—ensuring recommendations are actionable and easily understood. Results are conveyed in the customer’s terminology with data visualizations—giving leaders the business case to make decisions that promote long-term resilience against current and projected climate-related risks.

The Climanomics™ Platform

The Climanomics™ platform translates data from academic, public, and commercial sources into consistent formats, which is overlaid on coherent spatial and temporal grids. Further statistical processing into probability distribution functions enables hazard data to be coupled with econometric models, producing financial impact curves. The final layer translates data into sectorspecific language and visualizations, ensuring the results are easily understood by the customer. The platform offers the following.

Measurable Results

LMI worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climate Assessment Technical Support Unit to serve the climate scenario needs of key regional and sectoral authors of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. LMI processed and analyzed the latest high-resolution climate-model data for the U.S. based on outputs of 32 climate models to estimate changes in key climate variables as well as indicators and detailed metrics for impacts on people, infrastructure, and elements of the national economy. LMI quantified changes at specific metropolitan areas for approximately 30 different climate variables at daily frequency for 1950–2100 under several scenarios.

Other federal clients include the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the General Services Administration


[1] Government Accountability Office, “Limiting the Federal Government’s Fiscal Exposure by Better Managing Climate Change Risks,” https://www.gao.gov/highrisk/limiting_federal_government_fiscal_exposure/why_did_study, retrieved on 21 October 2019.

Climate Analytics and Infrastructure Resiliency Capabilities

LMI has partnered with TCS to supply federal customers with the greatest analytical insight possible. Together, we mitigate the short- and long-term impacts of climate on mission operations and readiness. Download the brochure or contact us today to learn more.

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