Thursday, November 20, 2014

CPO Representatives Participate in 4th N. American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting

Members of the Climate Program Office and investigators from the Environmental Research Laboratories participated in the 4th North American Carbon Program (NACP) All-Investigators Meeting (AIM) in Albuquerque NM, Feb. 4-7. The theme of the meeting was “The Next Decade of Carbon Cycle Research: From Understanding to Application." The NACP is sponsored by several Federal Agencies including NOAA, NASA, DOE, DOA, USGS, and NSF, all of whom sponsored and contributed to support of the meeting.

The meeting was attended by over 400 carbon cycle scientists from the US, Canada, and Mexico. Sessions included discussion of the current and future carbon budget for North America, approaches for communicating the science of climate change, and science information needs for decision makers.

Ko Barrett, Deputy Director of CPO, made a presentation entitled “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate: An Overview” in the Session on International Climate Policy and Negotiation Change and also participated in the Panel Discussion following. Kenneth Mooney of CPO participated in a Panel Discussion entitled “U.S. Inter-agency Science Priorities & Vision.”

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Events Calendar

MAPP Webinar Series: Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Marine Ecosystems: Forecasting and Projecting Health and Resource Availability on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The announcement is provided below; you are invited to remotely join the session.

SARP Webinar Series (December)

Our series on “Climate Information for Managing Risks In Water Resources” is resuming on Tuesday Dec 3rd at 1:30 p.m. ET.  Our first talk will be by Mark Deutschman, Ph.D., PE.  Mark is a civil engineer and Vice President of Houston Engineering.  He will discuss the work he has done with citizen groups in the Klamath Basin in developing a tool to provide climate and water resource data for decision-making.

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