NOAA’s 9th annual Climate Prediction Application Science (CPAS) Workshop will bring together users of climate information, applied climatologists, tool developers, social scientists, and climate information providers.
The workshop will highlight uses of seasonal to centennial outlooks, identify climate information gaps, and discuss approaches for effective information delivery for agriculture, fish and wildlife management, hydrology, urban adaptation and human health.
Who should attend the 9th CPAS Workshop:
- Resource managers who use climate information in decision processes
- Climate data applications and tools developers
- Applied climatologists and scientists who use climate information
- Social scientists who work with climate-sensitive stakeholders
- Climate information providers
- Decision makers who use climate information for risk management
You will learn about tools and approaches for
- Ingesting climate data into resource management decision processes
- Using climate information in climate adaptation strategies
- Identifying effective modes of climate information delivery and climate information gaps
- Conducting regionally focused cross-sectoral impacts research
- Identifying opportunities in open source tool development
Invited Speakers Include:
- Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics
- Dr. Jane Lubchenco, US DoC Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA Administrator
- Mr. Richard Leopold, USFWS Midwest Region Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications
- Dr. Eileen Shea, Chief Climate Services Division of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center
- Representatives from Iowa Farm Bureau, Agricultural World Outlook Board, The Progressive Farmer, agricultural commodity marketing firms, and NOAA RISA teams
Registration opens December 1, 2010. The conference hotel is providing a block of rooms at the federal per diem rate through February 1, 2011. Full-week and single day registration at early bird rates are available through February 1, 2011.
The 9th CPAS Workshop will be hosted by the Iowa State University Climate Science Program; and co-sponsored by ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, ISU Bioeconomy Institute, High Plains Regional Climate Center, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, NOAA Climate Prediction Center, NOAA Climate Services Division, NOAA Central Region Climate Service, and NOAA RISA.
USDA ARS and Midwest Regional Climate Center are co-operating sponsors.