Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop
The 17th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision-making. Participants will include researchers, service producers, resource managers, planners, practitioners, social scientists, and others making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, the University of Georgia’s Sea Grant College Program, the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA), and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2019 CPASW.
The 17th Annual CPASW will convene in Charleston, South Carolina, June 11-13, 2019, for discussion centered on the theme of “Climate Information for Coastal Risk Reduction.”
The workshop will address the following focus areas:
- Informing sector-based decisions including marine transportation, energy, fisheries, tourism, etc.
- Supporting disaster risk management for flooding and inundation, sea level rise, heat stress wildfire, drought, and other extreme events
- Guiding public health preparedness for threats such as heat health, vector-borne disease, air quality
- Providing information for water resources management
- Supporting natural resources management
The workshop will gather experts from the region, the nation, and the world to focus on extreme events and the role of climate services. It will provide an opportunity for sharing effective strategies for understanding decision maker requirements, communicating extremes threats, and the heightened uncertainty and attribution of extreme events.
Who should attend?
- Coastal management and planning community
- Water and natural resource managers
- Emergency management personnel
- Health community providers and researchers
- Forestry, wildlife, and landscape conservation specialists
- Applied climatologists and scientists who use climate information
- Decision-makers who utilize climate predictions, products, and services
- Developers and providers of climate data, forecasts, applications, and tools
- Climate extension specialists and communicators of climate information
- Social scientists who work with climate information users and stakeholders
- International organizations
History of CPASW
The annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), initiated in 2002 by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Division, brings together a diverse group of climate researchers, climate product producers, and climate information users to share developments in research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making. A unique planning team, consisting of several NOAA climate services partners, organizes and hosts CPASW at a different location each year to ensure varying climate application focuses, and both regional and national perspectives.