This paper presents the technology base and roadmap of the Climate
Change Collaboratory, a Web-based platform that aims to strengthen
the relations between scientists, educators, environmental NGOs,
policy makers, news media and corporations - stakeholders who recognize
the need for adaptation and mitigation, but differ in world-views,
goals and agendas. The collaboratory manages expert knowledge and
provides a platform for effective communication and collaboration.
It aims to assist networking with leading international organizations,
bridges the science-policy gap and promotes rich, self-sustaining
community interaction to translate knowledge into coordinated action.
Innovative survey instruments in the tradition of "games with a purpose"
will create shared meaning through collaborative ontology building
and leverage social networking platforms to capture indicators of
environmental attitudes, lifestyles and behaviors.