The Climate Impacts Group (CIG), the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and the University of Idaho's Water Resources in a Changing Climate program (WRCC) team up to sponsor a workshop on future climate scenarios. This meeting is intended to enhance the understanding and application of future climate scenarios for researchers and agency managers.
Wednesday, October 28
9:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and overview of workshop; introductions; description of CIG, OCCRI, WRCC
Philip Mote, OCCRI
10:15 Climate scenarios 101: Which climate model is “best”?
Ben Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:00 Climate scenarios 101: Regional modeling and the North American Climate Change Assessment Project
Linda Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research
11:45 lunch on your own
1:15 Applications 101: Municipal water supply adaptation planning
Lorna Stickel, Portland Water Bureau
1:45 Climate scenarios 101: Translating global models to the local scale
Ed Maurer, Santa Clara University
2:30 Applications 101: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives for decision support
Vicki Finn, US Fish and Wildlife Service
3:15 Climate scenarios 101: Quantifying uncertainty and decision-making under uncertainty for climate adaptation
Phil Duffy, Climate Central and Stanford University
4:00 Applications 101: EPA perspective and activities
4:30-5:15 General discussion: What is needed from the science community?
Thursday, October 29
8:30 Climate scenarios/Applications 102: Selection of models and practical applications
Levi Brekke, US Bureau of Reclamation
9:15 Applications 101: BPA perspective
Nancy Stephan, Bonneville Power Administration
10:00 Climate scenarios 101: Regional modeling and statistical downscaling
Eric Salathé, University of Washington
11:00 Applications 101: Climate hazards, landscape planning, and CAPIS
Jeff Weber, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
11:30-12:00 General discussion: How can we work together? How can we inform and influence a new national climate service?
The Workshop on Scenarios of Future Climate will take place at the:
University Place Hotel and Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 221-0140
Guest rooms are available at University Place Hotel for $89/night and parking is $10/day.
A map and driving directions are available here.
Please register for the Workshop on Scenarios of Future Climate by emailing the following information to Linda Hunn by October 21, 2009:
- Your name
- Contact information
Registration fee for the meeting is $50 to cover the cost of the room and catering, payable by check or cash via mail or at the event (sorry, no credit cards).
Other Climate Meetings of InterestOR/WA Climate and Water Forecasts for the 2010 Water Year - October 6, 2009 (Seattle, Washington)
The Climate and Water Forecasts Meetings provide the opportunity to hear how forecasted climate conditions for winter 2009-2010 may affect regional climate and streamflow conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Visit the meeting web sites to learn more.