University of Vermont

14th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

Program

See a PDF of the CPASW Conference Agenda.

For PDFs of speaker presentations, please see the listing, below.

Tuesday, March 22 | Wednesday, March 23 | Thursday, March 24

TUESDAY, March 22

8:30 - 9:15

Opening Remarks

  • Richard Galbraith, VP for Research, University of Vermont
    (Introduction by William Falls, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, UVM)
  • Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Vermont State Climatologist, University of Vermont
  • Fiona Horsfall, Chief of Climate Services Branch, NOAA National Weather Service

Welcome

  • Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont
    (Introduction by Andrew Nash, Meteorologist-in-Charge, WFO Burlington)
  • Remarks from Senator Leahy's Office
9:15 - 10:30

Keynote Address

  • The Global Weather, Climate, and Water Enterprise: Helping to Build Resilient Communities
    David Grimes, WMO President, Assistant Deputy Minister and Head of Environment and Climate Change Canada's Meteorological Service
  • "The Challenge of Decision-Making in a Changing Climate"
    Filipe Lucio, Director, Global Framework for Climate Services, World Meteorological Organization

    (Introductions by Fiona Horsfall, Chief of Climate Services Branch, NOAA National Weather Service)
11:00 - 12:30

Session 1: Food Resilience

Moderator: Richard Choularton, United Nations World Food Programme - Rome
1:45 - 3:15

Session 2: Interactive Decision Support Services Tool Demonstrations

Moderator: Nichole Becker, NOAA/NWS WFO Gray, ME
3:45 - 4:45

Session 3: Climate and Health Panel

Moderator: David Grass, VT Department of Health

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WEDNESDAY, March 23

8:30 - 9:00

Keynote Address

9:00 - 10:00

Session 1: Managing Water Resources and Flooding

Moderator: Ellen Mecray, NOAA / NESDIS
10:30 - 12:00

Session 2: Hydro-meteorological Disaster Risk Assessment and Management

Moderator: Andrew Nash, NOAA/NWS WFO Burlington, VT
1:30 - 3:00

Session 3: Interactive Decision Support Services Tool Demonstations

Moderator: Keith Eggleston, Northeast Regional Climate Center / Cornell University
6:00 - 8:00

Banquet Dinner

  • America’s Two "Climate Changes"
    Dan Kahan, Yale University
    Elizabeth K. Dollard, Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
    (Introduction by Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Vermont State Climatologist, University of Vermont, & David Herring, NOAA Climate Program Office)

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THURSDAY, March 24

8:30 - 9:45

Session 1: Coastal Issues in Disaster Risk Assessment and Management

Moderator: Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS Climate Services Branch
10:15 - 11:30

Session 2: Regional and Local Climate Services / User Engagement

Moderator: Mike Halpert, NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center
1:00 - 2:30

Session 3 Panel

Moderators: Daniel Barrie, NOAA Climate Program Office; Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, UVM
3:00 - 4:00

Session 4: Localizing Climate Information

Moderator: Alex Bryan, DOI Northeast Climate Science Center
4:00 - 4:30

Summary and Closing Remarks

  • Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Vermont State Climatologist, University of Vermont
  • Fiona Horsfall, Chief of Climate Services Branch, NOAA National Weather Service

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