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Call for Abstracts – 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

Due 2 December 2019

Abstracts due 2 December 2020
18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) – April 14-16, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona

Integrated theme: “Providing Services for the Cascading Effects of Intensifying Heat in a Rapidly Growing Region”

The 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision-making. Participants will include researchers, service producers, resource managers, planners, practitioners, social scientists, and others making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, Arizona State University, the Arizona State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2020 CPASW.

The workshop will address the following focus areas:

  • Understanding, monitoring, and predicting environmental changes and their impacts
  • Services for resilience to cascading effects of heat and its impacts to / or coupled with:
    • Socio-economic concerns (e.g., health, urban/infrastructure, agriculture, emergency management, energy, governance, etc)
    • Hydrological issues (e.g., extreme precipitation, flash flooding, drought, snow, water depletion, land desertification, etc)
    • Wildfire and air quality
  • Trans-boundary issues and partnership (e.g., cross-border services, sustaining international partnerships, effective stakeholder engagement, etc)
  • Other topics in climate services for resilience

Heat is a unifying issue across all of these focus areas contributing to significant impacts on the economy and society. Applications of heat and other climate information at various time scales, including sub-seasonal to seasonal and beyond, help inform preparedness activities for disruptive events and long-term changes, supporting resilient communities and their economies. We invite abstracts for workshop presentations that address the use of and/or opportunities for climate data and products including monitoring, predictions, and projections in any of the focus areas listed above. We also encourage abstracts highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, decision support tools, and preparedness methods to advance adaptation and mitigation efforts. The workshop will also include special discussions related to sector-specific applications, water and environmental issues, and international aspects.  

Abstract deadline is December 2, 2019. The meeting format will include a combination of symposia, panel sessions, discussions, and keynote speakers that address the workshop theme and focus areas. For more details and submission of abstracts, please refer to the 2020 CPASW website* at: 

*Click “submit your abstract” and follow instructions on the submission website on how to create an account and submit an abstract

Registration will be available in early February 2020

Lodging and other logistics will be posted to the workshop website as they become available

Who should attend the 18th Annual CPASW:

  • Health community providers and researchers
  • Water and natural resource managers
  • Agriculture and ranching communities
  • Emergency management personnel
  • Non-governmental Organizations with focus on community and environmental health and safety
  • Forestry, wildlife, and landscape conservation specialists
  • Applied climatologists and scientists who use climate information
  • Decision-makers who utilize climate predictions, products, and services
  • Developers and providers of climate data, forecasts, applications, and tools
  • Climate extension specialists and communicators of climate information
  • Social scientists who work with climate information users and stakeholders
  • International organizations

For additional information please contact the workshop organizers:
Jenna Meyers (, 301-427-9113)
Marina Timofeyeva (, 301-427-9367)
Nancy Selover (, 480-965-0580)

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