Climate Service Providers Academy

Despite growing demand, we know it can be challenging to build a business in the climate change space. What if you could get the best climate data and information, put into practice innovative climate resilience principles, and attract more customers? We are looking for companies to join the Private Sector Climate Service Providers Academy in October to do just that!

Hosted by American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), this virtual course will give you the tools you need to develop higher quality climate services and help your business succeed in the rapidly evolving climate services marketplace. You will come away with:

  • New skills for accessing the very best climate data and information for the Great Lakes, Carolinas, and Southwest regions.
  • Sophisticated knowledge and relevant examples of the strategies and approaches that constitute high quality climate change adaptation and resilience practice across North America.
  • Connections to complementary businesses and potential partners and collaborators.

Early bird registration: $99 (before Aug 1)

Full registration: $125 (after Aug 1)

Case study presenters: $70 

ASAP Members: 25% off early bird or full price

Workshop Format

The Climate Service Providers Academy includes up to 14 hours of real-time large and small group instruction and a comprehensive suite of digital workshop materials. Each session will take place from 1-3PM ET.  Participants can choose to attend one, two, or three sessions during Climate Data and Information Week.


Engage with instructors and workshop material to share your business needs or connect with other participants to share ideas and foster partnership and collaboration. Each session is designed differently to help you achieve your individual and business goals.

A limited number of spots are available for additional, private consultations with instructors who can provide personalized support in the following areas:

  • Accessing and using region-specific climate data, models, and historic and future projections. 
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and applying principles of quality climate change adaptation practice.

Questions? Contact Rachel Jacobson at 

Early bird prices end on August 1.


Meet the Academy Instructors and Presenters!

Joyce Coffee

Sarah Dobie

Sascha Petersen

Jenna Jorns, PhD

Laura Briley

Kirstin Dow, PhD

Ben McMahan, Ph.D.

Chip Konrad, PhD

Beth Gibbons

Rachel Jacobson

Our Partners


Adaptation International helps communities look to the future and build resilience to the challenges of a changing climate. They believe that now is the time to take action to build resilience. They believe that working collaboratively and including all voices gets the most meaningful results. They believe that this engagement process is critical to developing effective adaptation strategies and equitable solutions. They work with partners to empower communities to thrive in the 21st century and beyond.

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GLISA integrates information from a wide array of scientific fields, develops collaborations between entities with similar goals, and helps inform decision makers throughout the region with sound science. GLISA offers a unique approach to building climate literacy, long-term sustainability, and facilitating smart decision making across the eight Great Lakes states and the province of Ontario.


The CLIMAS team is made up of experts from a variety of social, physical, and natural sciences who all work with partners across the Southwest to develop sustainable answers to regional climate challenges. The CLIMAS team and their  partners work to improve the ability of the region’s social and ecological systems to respond to and thrive in a variable and changing climate. CLIMAS is a collaboration between UA and New Mexico State University. 


The CISA  team conducts applied research in North Carolina and South Carolina that incorporates climate information into water, health and coastal management and decision making. In its core activities, CISA seeks to advance scientific understanding of climate processes and impacts in the Carolinas; provide decision support through the development of targeted and tailored information; advance climate adaptation in the region; and support and foster climate information networks.


The ASAP Private Sector Climate Service Providers Academy is supported by a 2019 Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) small grant to the American Society of Adaptation Professionals.