NOAA's 6th Annual Climate Prediction Application Science Workshop Will be Held in Chapel Hill, NC on 4-7 March 2008

The National Weather Service Climate Services Division, in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Climate Center at the University of North Carolina, will host the 6th Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on March 4-7, 2008.

The CPAS workshop 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: (1) to identify new climate prediction applications research, (2) to "build community" by promoting interactions between integrated climate-sensitive research and service communities, (3) to assess impacts of climate forecasts on environmental-societal interactions, (4) to provide feedback to producers of climate products on user requirements.

The workshop will not address technical challenges of making climate predictions, climate modeling, or other technical topics related to the science of climate predictions.

For information on the meeting venue and hotel accommodations, please visit the CPASW 2008 web site: http://www.sercc.com/events

For additional information, contact either Diana Perfect (email: diana.perfect@noaa.gov phone: 301-713-1970 Ext. 132), or Peter Robinson (email: pjr@email.unc.edu phone: 919-962-3875)