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Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

The 18th 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, Arizona State University, the Arizona State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2020 CPASW.

The workshop will convene in Phoenix, Arizona, April 14-16, 2020, for discussion centered on the theme of “Providing services for the cascading effects of intensifying heat in a rapidly growing region."

The workshop will address the following focus areas:

  • Understanding, monitoring, and predicting environmental changes and their impacts
    • Services for resilience to cascading effects of heat and its impacts to/or coupled with:
    • Socio-economic concerns (e.g., health, urban/infrastructure, agriculture, emergency management, energy, governance, etc)
    • Hydrological issues (e.g., extreme precipitation, flash flooding, drought, snow, water depletion, land desertification, etc)
  • Wildfire and air quality
  • Trans-boundary issues and partnership (e.g., cross-border services, sustaining international partnerships, effective stakeholder engagement, etc)
  • Other topics in climate services for resilience

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:

  • Health community providers and researchers
  • Water and natural resource managers
  • Agriculture and ranching communities
  • Emergency management personnel
  • Non-governmental Organizations with focus on community and environmental health and safety
  • 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

Go to the CPASW 2020 web page for more information


Links to previous CPASW workshops and information for the latest:

CPASW 2019 | CPASW 2018 | CPASW 2016 | CPASW 2013 | CPASW 2008 | CPASW 2006 | CPASW 2004