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IRI Climate and Society/Climate Forecast Briefing

Date:March 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Lamont Campus
Monell Building Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IRI Seminars by sending email to seminar@iri.columbia.edu .

The Earth Institute's International Research Institute IRI) for Climate and Society presents its monthly Climate Forecast Briefing and Climate and Society seminar.

The Climate Forecast Briefing will present the current and predicted ENSO status, the Climate Predictions for the upcoming months, and a discussion on the verifications of our previous forecasts.

In addition to the Climate Forecast briefing, Pietro Ceccato and Derek Willis will speak on the following topic:

Title: Development of a Stakeholder Engagement Framework for NASA's SERVIR Program
Summary: IRI's health and agricultural index groups are working with NASA's SERVIR program to provide it with user input for the potential design of a selected set of products, guidance for SERVIR Regional Hubs on product selection and design, and recommendations to the program overall on how to better work with communities of practice to guide the development of user-centered climate-related information products. IRI is also building capacity and raise awareness among users in target sites about climate information, uncertainty, and SERVIR by conducting several workshops in East Africa. In this presentation, we will summarize the progress we have made so far in formalizing a stakeholder engagement process for NASA's SERVIR program to use in the future.

For more information on the IRI, please visit http://iri.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute, please visit http://earthinstitute.columbia.edu

This briefing is open to the Columbia University Community

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