Extended deadline to submit abstract for the Climate Prediction Applications Science Workhop 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Jenna Meyers
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Call for Abstracts


New deadline: January 31, 2017

Abstract word limit: 300

Join us May 2–4, 2017 in Anchorage, AK for the 15th annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW). The workshop will bring together climate researchers, service producers, decision-makers, and other users to speed progress in the research and applications of climate information for societal decision-making.

Theme: Understanding Extreme Events and Decision-Maker Needs in the Context of Climate Variability and Change, with individual theme topics presented by keynote speakers as well as in symposium and panel sessions.

Hosts: NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), and other partners.

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.


  • 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