Call for Abstracts: 15th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Abstract deadline: January 13, 2017

The 15th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse group of climate researchers, service producers, decision-makers, and other users to accelerate developments in the research and applications of climate information for societal decision-making.

CPASW 2017 will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, May 2-4, 2017, with the theme Understanding Extreme Events and Decision-Maker Needs in the Context of Climate Variability and Change. The meeting format will include symposium-style sessions, panel sessions, discussions, and keynote speakers that address this theme. The event will be hosted by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and other climate services partners.


  • Applied climatologists and scientists who use climate information
  • 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
  • Emergency management personnel
  • Forestry, wildlife, and landscape conservation specialists
  • Health community providers and researchers
  • International organizations
  • Social scientists who work with climate information users and stakeholders
  • Water and natural resource managers
  • Tribal leaders and community environmental and emergency preparedness coordinators

Focus areas

  • 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
  • Changes in climate and weather extremes

Abstracts and papers

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. We 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.

We also invite papers highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, decision support tools, and preparedness methods for advancing societal adaptation.Registration, meeting agenda, and other logistics will be posted to the workshop website as they become available.

Submit an abstract

Questions? Please contact organizers Jenna Meyers, 301-427-9113, or Tina Buxbaum, 907-474-7812.

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