Understanding Extreme Events and Decision-Maker Needs in the Context of Climate Variability and Change

Event Dates
2017-05-02 - 2017-05-04
Anchorage, Alaska

Organizers of the 15th Annual Climate Prediction Application Science Workshop (CPASW) announce a call for abstracts. The theme of this workshop is "Understanding Extreme Events and Decision-Maker Needs in the Context of Climate Variability and Change".

The 2017 CPASW will be hosted by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), and other climate services partners. It will bring together climate researchers, service producers, decision-makers, and other users to accelerate developments in the research and applications of climate information for societal decision-making.

Focus areas for this workshop include:

  • Climate information applications at local, regional, and global scales related to preparedness and management for weather and climate extremes
  • Climate services for coastal and indigenous communities in high-latitude areas, including the Arctic
  • Best practices of observing, documenting, and communicating climate information relevant for national, tribal and international collaborations
  • Service delivery coordination and decision support for planning, resource allocation, sustainable development, and environmental management needed for building resilient communities.

Short-term climate variability and long-term climate change as well as attribution science are cross-cutting concerns for all of these focus areas, especially in preparedness activities for extreme events and supporting critical decision-making for several socio-economic sectors.

Organizers invite abstracts that address the use of climate data and products including monitoring, predictions, and projections in all of the focus areas listed above, particularly for extreme events. Papers highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, decision support tools, and preparedness methods for advancing societal adaptation are also invited. The target audience for this workshop includes planners, managers, practitioners, researchers, service providers, and tribal environmental coordinators and leaders dealing with climate-related challenges.

Abstract submission deadline: 13 January 2017

For more information or to submit an abstract, go to the link above.

For more information, contact:
Jenna Meyers
Email: Jenna.Meyers [at] noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-9113

Tina Buxbaum
Email: tmbuxbaum [at] alaska.edu
Phone: 907-474-7812

Event Type
Conferences and Workshops