MAPP Webinar Series

Disseminating research results and connecting scientists

The MAPP program organizes monthly webinars to enable better communication among MAPP PIs, provide PIs with an opportunity to publicize their research results and better connect with NOAA labs.

The series has attracted over 3,000 participants with 70 on average for each session. Approximately half of the attendees are NOAA-affiliated, a quarter are from Universities and another quarter come from other Federal agencies, the private sector, state and local governments, international organizations, and other sources.

For additional information about the Webinar series, please contact Dan Barrie (

2015 - 2016 Webinar Series
Date/Time Title
September 28, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
California Drought: ENSO Implications and Operational Outlook
  Speakers: Andrew Hoell (NOAA ESRL)
Richard Seager (LDEO, Columbia University)
Jon Gottschalck (NOAA CPC)
October 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Transitioning Prediction & Social Science Research into NOAA Operations
 Speakers: James Wilczak (ESRL/PSD)
Nat Johnson (GFDL) and Dan Harnos (CPC)
Rachel Hogan Carr (Nurture Nature Center)
January 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET
Frontiers and Challenges of Earth System Modeling
Speakers: Jean-François Lamarque (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Elena Shevliakova (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
Ruby Leung (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
February 19, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET  
Persistent Flow Regimes and Extremes
 Speakers:  Tim Woollings (University of Oxford)
Hailan Wang (NASA Global Modeling Assimilation Office)
Stan Benjamin (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory)
March 23, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Seasonal Prediction of High Water Levels
Speakers:  Arun Kumar (NOAA/CPC)
Stephen Griffies (NOAA/GFDL)
Elaine Miles (Australian Bureau of Meteorology)
William Sweet (NOAA/NOS)
April 7, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Seasonal Predictions of Fisheries
Alistair J. Hobday (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere)
Michael Alexander (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory)
Samantha Siedlecki (University of Washington) and Isaac Kaplan (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service)
Sarah Gaichas (NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center)
April 28, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Extreme Heat and Health: Creating Environmental Intelligence Through Science, Predictions, and Engagement
Chip Konrad (University of North Carolina)
Brad Lyon (University of Maine, Orno)
Andrew Marshall (Australian Bureau of Meteorology)
Augustin Vintzileos (University of Maryland/NOAA NCEP)
Chidong Zhang (University of Miami)
June 2, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
The North American Multi-Model Ensemble Seasonal Prediction System: Research, Operations, and Applications
Speakers:  Ben Kirtman (University of Miami)
Emily Becker (NOAA Climate Prediction Center)
Gabriele Villarini (University of Iowa)
Hyemi Kim (Stony Brook University)
July 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET 
The MAPP Program and its FY 2017 Funding Opportunities
Speakers:  Annarita Mariotti (NOAA Climate Program Office)
Daniel Barrie (NOAA Climate Program Office)
Heather Archambault (NOAA Climate Program Office)


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