The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science has held several workshops, including:
Professional Development Summer Institute in Weather and Climate
Advancing Land-use Modeling and Analysis for Carbon Cycling Studies Workshop
May 16 - May 19, 2011
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together experts in land-use/management data, modeling and analysis in order to develop a strategy for understanding and reducing uncertainty in the characterization of the past effects of land-use changes, including secondary forests, and for improving projections of land C fluxes and their implications for climate change.
Coral Vulnerability Workshop
August 30 - September 1, 2010
The goal of this coral project is to develop a globally-robust means of characterizing coral bleaching and to apply the GFDL earth system models to project coral vulnerability to climate change and ocean acidification.
Applying IPCC-Class Models of Global Warming to Fisheries Prediction
June 15 - 17, 2009
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together leading living marine resource and climate scientists to 1) assess present approaches for using IPCC-class climate models to understand climate impacts on living marine resources, 2) identify priority research areas where new developments could greatly increase present LMR prediction capabilities, and 3) stimulate the development of new and innovative approaches for studying climate change impacts on LMRs by promoting a greater shared understanding between climate and LMR scientists of key challenges and uncertainties in each field.
Spring School on Fundamentals of Climate Dynamics
In conjunction with the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS), a spring school was held to increase our understanding of the climate system and the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean.
Annual and Decadal Variability of the Carbon Cycle and Detection and Attribution of Carbon and Associated Biogeochemical Trends
The purpose of the meeting was to review progress in our understanding of the global carbon cycle, and to discuss future research priorities, with the emphasis on variability and detection and attribution of trends.
Global Warming: The Psychology of Long Term Risk Workshop
The workshop brought together eleven experts in cognitive psychology, social psychology, economics, and public opinion and survey research to present papers on how Americans incorporate information about climate change, and how their views and attitudes compare to those held by Europeans and others. Also discussed was the question of which means of communicating information about climate change are effective and which are not.
The Pliocene Paradox Workshop
Conditions during the early Pliocene (3 to 5 million years ago approximately) amount to a paradox: the world was much warmer then than it is now even though the same sunlight was incident on essentially the same global geography, and even though the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide was essentially the same as today. This paradox implies that climatic conditions then, and those of today, are two very different responses to essentially the same external forcing. The critical questions are therefore: What disturbances can cause a transition from one state to the other? Can the current rise in atmospheric CO2 cause a transition?