General Meeting Information

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

3:00 break

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
Peter Beedlow

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

10:45 break

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?

12:00 adjourn


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:

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 Interest

OR/WA Climate and Water Forecasts for the 2010 Water Year - October 6, 2009 (Seattle, Washington)

Idaho Climate and Water Forecasts for the 2010 Water Year - October 22, 2009 (Boise, Idaho)

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.