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19th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

May 24-26, 2022

East Lansing, Michigan

The 19th 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, Michigan State University, the Michigan State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2022 CPASW.

 

The workshop will convene in East Lansing, Michigan, May 24-26, 2022, for discussion centered on the theme of “Toward equitable and actionable climate services across communities and timescales”. 

The workshop will address the following focus areas: 

Equitable and Seamless Climate Services 

  • Effective communication of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) products and services that maximizes utility among diverse and underserved stakeholders

  • Co-production of S2S climate services and climate change information between users and producers 

  • Transboundary issues and partnerships (e.g., cross-border services, sustaining international partnerships, effective stakeholder engagement including tribes and underserved communities, etc)

Climate Impact-based Decision Support Tools and Service Delivery Across Sectors 

  • Agriculture, Forestry, & Fisheries

  • Water Resources

  • Energy, Transportation, & Urban planning

  • Emergency Management

  • Coastal Services  

  • Heat and health

User Engagement and Service Requirements 

  • Social, behavioral, and economic science integration

  • Balancing collaborative partnerships across climate communities in identifying user needs and extending service capabilities

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?

  • Agriculture and ranching communities

  • Water, fisheries, and natural resource managers

  • Health community 

  • Forestry, wildlife, and landscape conservation specialists

  • Emergency management personnel

  • Infrastructure, energy, transportation, and urban planners

  • Non-governmental Organizations with focus on community and environmental health and safety

  • Applied climatologists and researchers 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

  • Tribal leaders and environmental & emergency preparedness coordinators

  • 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.

 

Links to previous CPASW workshops and information for the latest:
 

CPASW 2019 | CPASW 2018 | CPASW 2016CPASW 2006 | CPASW 2004

Abstract submission deadline is February 14, 2022

Select here to submit your abstract

 

The 19th 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, Michigan State University, the Michigan State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2022 CPASW.

The workshop will convene in East Lansing, Michigan, May 24-26, 2022, for discussion centered on the theme of “Toward equitable and actionable climate services across communities and timescales”.

The Workshop will address the following Focus Areas:

Equitable and Seamless Climate Services 

  • Effective communication of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) products and services that maximizes utility among diverse and underserved stakeholders

  • Co-production of S2S climate services and climate change information between users and producers 

  • Transboundary issues and partnerships (e.g., cross-border services, sustaining international partnerships, effective stakeholder engagement including tribes and underserved communities, etc)

Climate Impact-based Decision Support Tools and Service Delivery Across Sectors 

  • Agriculture, Forestry, & Fisheries

  • Water Resources

  • Energy, Transportation, & Urban planning

  • Emergency Management

  • Coastal Services  

  • Heat and health

User Engagement and Service Requirements 

  • Social, behavioral, and economic science integration

  • Balancing collaborative partnerships across climate communities in identifying user needs and extending service capabilities 

Weather, water, and climate extremes are a unifying issue across all of these focus areas contributing to significant impacts on the economy and society. Applications of climate information at various timescales, including sub-seasonal to seasonal and beyond, help inform preparedness activities for disruptive events and long-term changes, supporting resilient communities and their economies. Defining and clarifying provision of equitable climate services across communities and timescales can play a critical role in targeted and successful decision support. We invite abstracts for workshop presentations that address the use of and/or opportunities for climate data and products including monitoring, predictions, and projections in any of the focus areas listed above. We also encourage abstracts highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, integration of social and economic sciences, decision support tools, and preparedness methods to advance adaptation and mitigation efforts. The workshop will also include special discussions related to sector-specific applications, water and environmental issues, and international aspects.

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Event Organizers

 

Michigan State University

 

Michigan State Climate Office

National Weather Service, Climate Services Branch

 

National Centers for Environmental Prediction / Climate Prediction Center

 

NWS Central Region Headquarters and Detroit Weather Forecast Office

 

Oceanic and Atmospheric Research / Climate Program Office

 

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service / National Centers for Environmental Information

Midwestern Regional Climate Center

Michigan Sea Grant

USDA Midwest Climate Hub

 

Contact Us

Jenna Meyers (Jenna.Meyers@noaa.gov, 301-427-9113)

Marina Timofeyeva (Marina.Timofeyeva@noaa.gov, 301-427-9367)

Jeff Andresen (andresen@msu.edu, 517-432-4756)