Workshop on Scenarios of Future Climate (October 2009)

Date: October 28 and 29, 2009

Workshop sponsored by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, and the University of Idaho’s Water Resources in a Changing Climate.

Conference Attendee List

Wednesday, October 28

9:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and overview of workshop; introductions; description of CIG, OCCRI, IdCC Philip Mote, OCCRI
10:15 Climate scenarios 101: Which 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 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 Reclamations
9:15 Applications 101: BPA perspective

River Management Joint Operating Comm. (RMJOC)

Columbia River Treaty 2014/2024 Review

Nancy Stephan, Bonneville
Power Administration; Seshu Vaddey, US ACE

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, (Examples PDFs)
Jeff Weber, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
11:30 General discussion: How can we work together? How can we inform and influence a new national climate service?
12:00 Adjourn