14th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)
THEME: Climate Services for Addressing Environmental Risks and Hazards
March 22-24, 2016
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.
Who Attends CPASW?
- Water and natural resource managers
- Emergency management personnel
- Forestry, wildlife, and landscape conservation specialists
- Health community providers and researchers
- 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