New England Climate Adaptation Project

The New England Climate Adaptation Project (NECAP) is a two year collaborative action research effort bringing together researchers from the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) to test the use of tailored role-play simulations as a catalyst for collective climate change adaptation efforts. The two-year project is led by DUSP Professor Lawrence Susskind, CBI Managing Director Patrick Field, and DUSP doctoral student Danya Rumore, and is a partnership with four partner New England towns: Cranston, Rhode Island; Barnstable, Massachusetts; Dover, New Hampshire; and Wells, Maine. Funded by the NERRS Science Collaborative, NECAP aims to stimulate collaborative adaptation efforts in these partner communities while investigating the extent to which tailored, science-based role-play simulations can educate the public about climate change risk and engage stakeholders in collaborative climate change adaptation.