Building an Inter-annual to Decadal (2 to 30 year) Prediction/Projection Capability for Decision Support
From June 5-6, 2019, NOAA’s National Earth System Prediction Capability held a workshop at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the need for coordinated updating of physical Earth system predictions to support a wide range of long-term decisions; the effort may draw on multi-agency expertise and existing or emerging capabilities. The workshop will focus on the challenges of providing and maintaining an updating but non-operational capability, including the potential dual use of ongoing research efforts for decision support. Discussions will emphasize collaborative efforts to create paths forward and facilitate inter-agency efficiency. Ultimately, the workshop will serve as a foundation for continued information exchange leading to a unified, reliable, and actionable prediction capability. The workshop is intended to build on the work of agencies involved in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability program (US CLIVAR).
Speaker presentations are now available online at the official workshop website. The workshop report is currently under revision and will be available on the website upon completion as well.