Understanding the needs of climate information users:
To help facilitate the dialogue on user needs, CSD co-sponsors the annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), which brings together a diverse group of climate applications researchers, climate product producers, and users to share developments in research and applications related to the use of climate predictions in societal decision-making. The meeting goals:
Links to previous CPASW workshops and information for the latest:
CPASW 2014 |
CPASW 2013 |
CPASW 2012 |
CPASW 2011 |
CPASW 2008 |
CPASW 2007 |
CPASW 2006 |
- Identify new climate prediction applications research,
- “Build community” by promoting interactions between integrated climate-sensitive research and service communities,
- Assess impacts of climate forecasts on environmental-societal interactions,
- Provide feedback to producers of climate products on user requirements.
"Assessing the past, predicting the future and delivering a local perspective on global climate today."
An engaged, responsive NWS that delivers state-of-the-art, timely, and reliable climate information and decision support services to help the Nation address environmental impacts.
To ensure NWS has the capacity to develop and deliver reliable climate services integrated with weather and water information through user engagement, policy development, data stewardship, incorporation of research into operations, training, education, and outreach in collaboration with partners.