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NOAA's Climate Program Office co-sponsors International El Niño 2015 Conference

  • 16 November 2015
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NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) is co-sponsoring: "Shared Experiences: 20 Years of Climate Services and Framing the Next Steps in the Research and Development for Climate Resilience," also known as the El Niño 2015 Conference.

The Conference will take place from Nov. 17-18, 2015 and will host government officials,climate researchers, social scientists, and humanitarian and development professionals from around the globe.

The primary objectives of the El Niño 2015 Conference are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the 2015 El Niño and its potential impacts;
  2. Examine the progress over last 20 years in international, national and regional climate services, with a focus on El Niño;
  3. Foster a dialog between high-level scientific experts and development practitioners on next steps for the research and development; and
  4. Explore the connection between the current El Niño and Global Change.

The event also marks the 20 year anniversary of the International Forum on Forecasting El Niño: Launching an IRI, which NOAA convened on behalf of the White House and the USG.

NOAA joins three other primary sponsors, including the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The conference will be streamed live; this link and additional information can be found at




Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910


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