University of Vermont

14th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

March 22-24, 2016
Hilton Burlington
Burlington, VT

The 14th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) brought together a diverse group of climate researchers, information producers, and users to share developments in the research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.

The 2016 CPASW was hosted by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, University of Vermont, and other climate services partners. Find out more.

THEME: "Climate Services for Addressing Environmental Risks and Hazards"

In 2016, the 14th Annual CPASW convened in Burlington, Vermont, with a workshop theme of "Climate Services for Addressing Environmental Risks and Hazards." This theme integrated local to global-scale climate information applications related to decision making for environmental risks and hazards on human health (air quality, temperature extremes, and water quality); flooding and inundation; and other hydro-meteorological hazards (e.g., drought, hurricanes, tornados, sea-level rise, etc.) in urban, rural, and coastal areas.

Climate, including both short-term variability and long-term climate change, is a cross-cutting concern for all of these areas and supports critical decision-making around planning, resource allocation, sustainable development, and environmental management, needed for creating resilient communities. The CPASW 2016 theme also explored the needs and showcased existing effective strategies for translational scientists and/or the users' role in shaping products and services.