The Climate Program Office helped lead the U.S. delegation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS) Management Committee meeting. The GFCS is a UN-led initiative, reporting to the World Meteorological Organization, which provides a worldwide mechanism for coordinated actions to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services.
Given the very strong El Niño event and its likely persistence for several more months, the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA RISA program at CU Boulder, hosted a panel of local experts from NOAA ESRL and the National Weather Service on Friday, Oct. 23. They also released a 2-pager highlighting ENSO’s prospective impacts in Colorado.
A special issue of Climate Risk Management focuses on the role that boundary organizations narrow knowledge gaps to support adaptation, but also build capacity and networks that strengthen societal resilience. For the past five years, the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (GLISA), NOAA’s Great Lakes RISA office, has experimented with the boundary chains concept and approach.
The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on the topic of Transitioning Prediction and Social Science Research into NOAA Operations on Monday, October 19, 2015. The announcement is provided below. This Webinar was co-sponsored by the OAR Office of Weather and Air Quality and the NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration.
A new paper by Lindeman et. al—supported by the Climate Program Office—performed a synthesis of science needs from coastal communities by reporting on workshops held in Florida, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. The paper, “Science Needs for Sea-Level Adaptation Planning: Comparisons among Three U.S. Atlantic Coastal Regions,” was published online in the journal of Coastal Management on October 14, 2015.