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NOAA's 48th Climate Diagnostics & Prediction Workshop

Tallahassee, Florida, USA
26–28 March 2024

Workshop Announcement

UPDATE: 48th CDPW postponed to March 26–28 2024

Dear Colleagues,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, NOAA's 48th Climate Diagnostics & Prediction Workshop (CDPW) — originally scheduled from October 24–26 2023 — is postponed to 2024. The new dates are 26–28 March 2024. The workshop will still be held in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Thank you all who have submitted abstracts and registered for the workshop. If you are able to attend the workshop in March and you have already paid your registration fee, the fee will be automatically transferred to the new workshop dates, and you do not need to re-register or make any changes. If you are not planning to attend the workshop in March and wish to seek a refund, an unavoidable $10 processing fee will be charged and the remaining amount will be credited. To cancel your registration and receive a refund, please email However, please note that response may be delayed due to Hurricane Idalia.

For those of you who have already submitted abstracts they have been received. Some of you may wish to update or withdraw your abstracts given the new workshop date. Please watch for further emails for how we will be handling already received and new abstracts.

We are aware that some of you may have already made travel arrangements. At present, we urge you to cancel your hotel reservations. You can rebook your hotel when we have new information on hotel reservations. Please watch for further emails on this also.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to confirm logistics due to postponing. We also apologize for any inconvenience due to the change in workshop dates. Please watch for further emails as well as updates on this page. Information will follow for those of you who are planning to attend the workshop during the new dates.

We hope to see you in Tallahassee in March 2024.

Thank you,

Wassila Thiaw, Johnna Infanti, Arun Kumar, Jenna Meyers, and Vasu Misra

Previous announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce that NOAA's 48th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will be held in sunny Tallahassee, Florida, USA from 24&26 October 2023. The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) and the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) at Florida State University and is co-sponsored by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Climate Services Branch (CSB) of the National Weather Service (NWS).

This meeting is currently being planned as a hybrid in person / virtual event, hoping to combine the benefits of a face-to-face meeting with the potential for broader virtual participation across the community for attendees. At this time, we are planning to have all speakers and poster presenters on site in Tallahassee, with the option for virtual attendance for those who would like to listen to workshop speakers without traveling to Tallahassee.

The workshop will focus on four major themes that encompass the topics of prediction, monitoring, attribution, diagnostics, and service delivery:

  • Predictions and predictability of climate variability across spatial and temporal scales, and forecast verifications. Topics of interest include diagnostics and attribution of climate anomalies and of extreme events, including heat and cold waves; polar amplification; sudden stratospheric warmings and their impact on mid-latitude climate variability; marine heat waves.
  • Applications of novel statistical methods, including machine learning / artificial intelligence (ML/AI) on the development of improved predictions at Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) time scales.
  • Tools and techniques that bridge climate forecasts with climate applications and service delivery in support of a Climate Ready Nation, including methods to foster resilience to impactful weather, water, and environmental hazards and promote economic benefit of climate sensitive decisions.
  • Prediction and monitoring of hydroclimate in the Southeast U.S., including drought, pluvial flooding, extreme precipitation, and other variables related to water resources. We also encourage relevant contributions on the prediction and monitoring of the marine climate over the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern shores of the Southeastern U.S.

The workshop may feature oral and poster presentations, lightning talks, invited speakers, and group discussions. Early bird and discounted student registration rates will be available.

You may submit your abstract via the information below. This page is also where more information, registration details, and the agenda will be available as we approach the workshop.

Best regards,

Wassila Thiaw, Johnna Infanti, Arun Kumar, Jenna Meyers, and Vasu Misra

Abstract Submissions

Please email your abstract to Johnna Infanti (johnna.infanti[at] or Arun Kumar (arun.kumar[at]

The submission deadline is TBD.

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