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20th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

May 9-11, 2023

Asheville, North Carolina

The 20th 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, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), and many other climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the March 2023 CPASW.

 

The workshop will convene in Asheville, North Carolina from May 9-11, 2023, for discussion centered on the theme of "Understanding Socio-economic Value of Climate Data, Prediction, Information and Services" and will address the following focus areas: (1) Linking social, behavioral, and economic sciences (SBES) to climate services and (2) Improving Data, Prediction, and Attribution to Understand and Communicate the Risk of Extreme Events and Response Strategies.

 

  • Call for Abstracts information and submission form will be coming December 1st

  • Lodging and transportation information will be coming early 2023

  • Registration will open in late March

Who should attend the 20th Annual CPASW event?

  • Social scientists who work with climate information users and stakeholders
  • Climate extension specialists and communicators of climate information
  • Decision-makers who utilize climate predictions, products, and services
  • Developers and providers of climate data, forecasts, applications, and tools
  • Applied climatologists, data/observations scientists, and researchers who use climate information
  • 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
  • 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 2022 |CPASW 2020 | CPASW 2019 | CPASW 2018 | CPASW 2016CPASW 2006 | CPASW 2004

Submission Period Ended

 

The 20th 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, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), and many other climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2023 CPASW.

The workshop will convene in Asheville, NC from May 9 through 11, 2023 for discussion centered on the theme of "Understanding Socio-economic Value of Climate Data, Prediction, Information, and Services" and address the following focus areas:

  • Linking Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) to Climate Services

    • Products & Tools - GIS, surveys, etc. 

    • Analysis, findings, and recommendations including methods for adding economic value to climate products

    • Application examples

      • Service equity

      • Subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) decisions

      • Climate change planning and risk mitigation

      • Climate information services for infrastructure

  • Improving Data, Prediction, and Attribution to Understand and Communicate the Risk of Extreme Events and Response Strategies 

    • Impact on economy and risk management of changing nature of extreme events 

    • Data to decisions, including datasets and database quality control and management  (applying data to facilitate improved decision making)

    • Applications of modern technologies

      • Cloud utilities (e.g., NODD - NOAA Open Data Dissemination, Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT), etc)

      • AI-driven decision-making tools

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. Infusing social, behavioral, and economical sciences will provide better guidance for applications of climate science for provision of the most impactful services for society. For this year’s theme, we especially invite participants in the areas of social science, climate extension and communication, climate-informed decision making, and developers/providers that specialize in 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 climate services 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.  

Abstract submission deadline is January 27, 2023. The meeting format will include a combination of symposia, panel sessions, discussions, and keynote speakers that address the workshop theme and focus areas.

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Event Organizers

 

NWS Climate Services Branch (CSB)

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (CICS)

North Carolina State Climate Office

USAF 14th Weather Squadron

Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC)

NWS Eastern Region Headquarters and Greenville/Spartanburg Weather Forecast Office

USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC)

NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Contact Us

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

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

Tami Houston (tamara.houston@noaa.gov, 828-271-4266)