Wednesday, May 3


8:30 am —  Kick-off keynote address: Dr. Wayne Higgins, NOAA Climate Program Office — NOAA's Regional Climate Science and Information: Opportunities and Challenges (PDF)

Session 5 —  Decision Support Services

9:15 am — Toolboxes and Matchmaking: Building Networks to go from Information to Action on Alaska's Coasts; Amy Holman, NOAA (PDF)

9:30 am — Using Coastal Alaska Marine Responses to the 2014-2016 Pacific Warm Anomaly to Improve Risk Assessment for Climate-driven Increases in Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Events; Kristine Holderied, NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Kasitsna Bay Laboratory (PDF)

9:45 am — NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program: Recent Sea Ice Events Impacting Navigation, Aviation and Coastal Communities; Becki Heim, NOAA NWS (PDF)

10:00 am — Use of Climate Data to Anticipate Significant Weather Hazards; Emily Niebuhr, NOAA NWS (PDF)

10:15 am — Poster Session (PDF)

Session 6: Decision Support Services

10:45 am — Stakeholder Engagement Informs Product Development at Different Stages in the Research to Applications (R2A) Pathway: Examples from Two Products for Water Supply and Drought Monitoring; Andrea J. Ray, NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences (PDF)

11:00 am — R2O of the Evaporative Demand Drought Index: The Physical Basis for a New Early Warning and Monitoring Index for Drought, and Engagement with Stakeholders; Mike Hobbins, NOAA /ESRL/ Physical Sciences Division & University of Colorado - CIRES (PDF)

11:15 am — Alaska's Spring River Ice Breakup and Climate Services; Eric Holloway, National Weather Service (PDF)

11:30 am — Development of Climate Risk Management Techniques for Agriculture at JMA; Nobuyuki Kayaba, Japan Meteorological Agency 

11:45 am — Climate and Biotic Changes in the Nushagak Estuary; Todd A. Radenbaugh, University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus Environmental Science Lab (PDF)

Session 7: Capacity Development and Utilizing Climate Services

1:30 pm — RISA Coastal Community Adaptation Efforts; Caitlin Simpson, NOAA RISA Program (PDF)

1:45 pm — Identifying Blizzards in Present and Future Climates; Aaron Kennedy, University of North Dakota (PDF)

2:00 pm — On the role of a National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Providing Decision Support Services on Climate Timescales; Ray Wolf, NOAA/National Weather Service (PDF)

2:15 pm — Climate Change and Water Demand: Working with a Water Provider to Assess Impacts of Changes in Potential Evapotranspiration; Seth Arens, Western Water Assessment (PDF)

2:30 pm — Daily Erosion Project: Identifying Extreme Precipitation Impacts One Storm at a Time; Richard Cruse, Iowa State University (PDF)

2:45 pm —What Are They Thinking? Understanding Users and Uses of Environmental Information at the Ends of the Earth; Richard Thoman, NWS Alaska Region (PDF)

3:00 pm — Poster Session (PDF)

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