16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

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16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)
May 22-24, 2018
 Fargo, North Dakota

The 16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse group of climate researchers, service producers, decision-makers, and other users to accelerate developments in the research and applications of climate information for societal decision-making. The 2018 CPASW will be hosted by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, North Dakota State University, and other climate services partners.

The 16th Annual CPASW will convene in Fargo, North Dakota, May 22-24, 2018, with a workshop theme of “Impact-based Decision Support Tools and Applications for Climate Services”. The workshop will address the following focus areas:

  • Sub-seasonal to seasonal predictions and applications at local, regional, and global scales relevant for agriculture, energy, public health, water supply/resources, and business solutions
  • Emergency management and preparedness for weather and climate extremes including drought, flooding, blizzards, and wildfires among others (e.g. Red River Flooding, Drought of 2017, etc)
  • Service delivery coordination and decision support for planning, resource allocation, sustainable development, and environmental management needed for building resilient communities
  • Best practices of observing, documenting, and communicating climate information relevant for national, Tribal and international collaborations

Sub-seasonal to seasonal variability and longer-term changes in climate are cross-cutting concerns for all of these focus areas, especially in preparedness activities for severe weather and water events and supporting critical decision-making for several socio-economic sectors. We invite abstracts that address the use of climate data and products including monitoring, predictions, and projections in all of the focus areas listed above. We also invite papers highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, decision support tools, and preparedness methods for advancing societal adaptation. The target audience for this workshop includes planners, managers, practitioners, researchers, service providers, and Tribal environmental coordinators and leaders dealing with climate-related challenges.

The abstract submission period ended February 16, 2018.

The meeting format will include a combination of symposia, panel sessions, discussions, and keynote speakers that address the workshop theme.

For additional information please contact the workshop organizers:

Jenna Meyers (Jenna.Meyers@noaa.gov, 301-427-9113)
Adnan Akyuz (adnan.akyuz@ndsu.edu, 701-231-6577)

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