US Climate Change Science Program Workshop

- Climate Science in Support of Decision Making

Arlington, Virginia, 14-16 November 2005

[CCSP Workshop]   The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) held a workshop on November 14-16, 2005, in the Washington, DC, area—addressing the capability of climate science to inform decision making. The workshop served as a forum to address the Program’s progress and future plans regarding its three decision support approaches:

  1. Prepare scientific syntheses and assessments on key climate science issues.
  2. Develop and illustrate adaptive management and planning capabilities.
  3. Develop and evaluate methods to support climate change policymaking.

The workshop included discussion of decision-maker needs for scientific information on climate variability and change, as well as expected outcomes of CCSP’s research and assessment activities that are necessary for sound resource management, adaptive planning, and policy formulation.

Agenda, Abstracts and Presentations