The National Weather Service Climate Services Division, in partnership with Georgia Sea Grant, held the 17th Annual Climate Predictions and Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) in Charleston, South Carolina from June 11 to 13, 2019. The goal of the annual meeting is to better connect experts in the weather and climate science fields with stakeholders and decision makers at the federal, state, and local level on research, tools, and applications. This year’s workshop theme focused on climate information for coastal risk reduction. Heavy rains occurred during the workshop, emphasizing the importance of flooding as a major topic of conversation.
The Climate Program Office (CPO) supported the development of this workshop in several ways. As it has for many years, the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) program provided funding support for the workshop, in addition to funding and organizational support from the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments RISA team. Adrienne Antoine, Program Manager for Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program and Hunter Jones, Climate and Health Project Manager, participated on the steering committee to identify session topics, review abstracts, develop the agenda, and moderate sessions. Principal Investigators from the RISA program also participated on the steering committee and were instrumental in developing a panel session focused on engaging decision makers in design and evaluation.
The list below documents sessions, presentations, and posters that highlighted research funded by the CPO Climate and Societal Interactions Division’s programs or supported by CPO staff.
Session 5: Guiding Public Health Preparedness
Moderator: Amanda Ferris, CISA
Session 6 Panel: Approaches to Engaging Decision Makers in Design and Evaluation
Moderator: Kirstin Dow, CISA
Building Resilience to Extreme Events and Water Hazard Planning in Rural Communities
Sarah Trainor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (presented by Richard Thoman, ACCAP)
Identifying Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation
Mark Anderson & Elizabeth Fly, The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina
Understanding Sector-Based Decisions for Heat-Health Risk Reduction
Hunter Jones, NOAA Climate Program Office
Delivering Climate Services to Rural Alaska: Challenges and Opportunities
Richard Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Susceptibility of Public Health Impacts from Flooded Water, Wastewater and Public Health Infrastructure
Susan Lovelace, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
Development of a Web-Based Tool to Forecast Wet Bulb Globe Temperature for Populations Who Engage in Exertional Outdoor Activities
Charles Konrad, Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) / CISA
To Adapt or not to Adapt: Decision-making by residents of urban coastal areas
Malgosia Madajewicz, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University
Record-Breaking Rainfall and Flooding Associated with Hurricane Florence: Is This the New Normal?
Modeling and Mapping the Advance of Monthly Tidal Flooding, a Threshold of Inhabitability
Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology
Poster: Assessing the Usefulness of Citizen Science Information in Drought-Related Decision Making
Amanda Farris, CISA
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