Events

January 2017

NCICS at AMS 2017

Scientists and other staff from NCICS will be contributing to a variety of presentations, posters, and panel discussions at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. We are also co-hosting a booth at the exhibit hall again this year. We invite everyone attending the meeting to check out our presentations and posters and to stop by to visit us at the booth.
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December 2016

CICS-NC at AGU Fall 2016

CICS-NC scientists contributed to more than dozen presentations and posters for the Fall 2016 meeting of the American Geophysical Society (AGU) December 12-16, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Click the link for a list of the presentations, posters, and attendees.
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January 2016

CICS-NC at AMS 2016

The American Meteorological Society’s 2016 annual meeting takes place January 9–14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and scientists and staff from the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC) will be contributing to a variety of presentations, posters, and panel discussions. The Institute is also co-hosting a booth at the exhibit hall and collaborating with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on an energy sector resilience workshop.
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January 2016

Forum on Moving from Environmental Data to Resilience

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is pleased to invite you to a forum featuring executives from the government, industry and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities of employing NCEI environmental data products and analytics to enhance energy resilience. The goal is to demonstrate use of environmental data for improving resiliency activities in the nation’s energy infrastructure.
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December 2015

CICS at Fall AGU 2015

The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC) will have a strong presence at the AGU fall meeting, which takes place December 14–18, 2015, in San Francisco, California.
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March 2015

Executive Forum On Business and Climate – Insurance

The UNC School of Law Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR), the Georgetown Climate Center, the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC), which is largely supported through a grant from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), invites you and welcomes you to CLEAR’s third Workshop on Private Sector Climate Change Adaptation and CICS-NC’s third Executive Forum on Business and Climate. The workshop and forum provides a platform for discussion across academia, government, and the private sector built around the topic of climate risk information disclosure, specifically concerning the insurance industry.
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January 2015

Workshop on Water Resources and Drought Information in the Southwest US

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) located in Asheville, NC is pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop discussion focused on application of data, science, and forecasts for resources managers and decision makers to improve resiliency to drought in the southwestern United States.
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January 2015

CICS at AMS 2015

The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC) will have a strong presence at the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, which takes place January 3–8, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona.
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December 2014

CICS at Fall AGU 2014

Many CICS scientists are presenting at the Fall AGU 2014 meeting in San Francisco. Click the link below to view when they are presenting.
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July 2014

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: an Overview of the National Climate Assessment

On Thursday, July 31, the Arboretum will host Laura Stevens, a research scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina, based at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville. She will address the National Climate Assessment, including how the it came about, its goals and outcomes, and the process involved in creating the report. Her presentation will include a look at past trends in U.S. temperature and precipitation, as well as future climate projections, with a focus on the Southeastern United States.
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December 2013

Climate Data and Applications Workshop – Precipitation

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites — North Carolina (CICS-NC) are hosting a collaborative workshop on precipitation data and decision-making. This workshop is the third of a series of NCEI Climate Data and Applications workshops. This workshop focuses on the different precipitation datasets from in-situ, radar and satellite observations, as well as examples of how the data are useful in various applications.
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November 2013

Executive Forum on Business and Climate – Business Resilience

In partnership with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), CICS-NC is hosting the second Executive Forum on Business and Climate from November 4 – 5, in Washington DC. Building off of the recommendations in C2ES’s Weathering the Storm report on business resilience, this Forum is a 2-day knowledge exchange seminar between businesses, government and academia focused on climate information, risks, opportunities and business resilience. For more information, contact Jenny Dissen.
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October 2013

Research Applications at the National Centers for Environmental Information

The world’s largest active archive of weather and climate data, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is located in Asheville, NC. North Carolina State University has a cooperative institute, CICS-NC (www.cicsnc.org), with approximately 30 researchers co-located at NCEI. We will give a brief overview of the data center’s holdings, explain how the cooperative institute forms a bridge between academia and government, and detail several research applications currently being pursued by CICS scientists. In particular we will highlight: an international collaboration to produce a geostationary satellite based record of land surface albedo; a project using vegetation data to analyze annual start-of-springtime dates; and implementing neural networks to derive atmospheric temperature and water vapor profiles.
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June 2013

Executive Forum on Business and Climate

To help U.S. businesses better adapt to the numerous challenges and opportunities resulting from a changing weather and climate, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC), which is largely supported through a grant from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, is hosting the Executive Forum on Business and Climate to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 3–6, 2013.

The Forum is an intensive 4-day knowledge exchange seminar and networking activity built primarily around a series of case study discussions on climate science and current observed trends in the climate data, observed impacts to the industry, risks and opportunities, decision-support tools, climate markets and current state of policies and regulations. This elite event explores the challenges and opportunities in the applications of climate data and information for enterprise risk management as well as innovation.
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May 2013

Climate Communications Workshop – Asheville

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), and CICS-NC invite you to participate in the Climate Communications Support Workshop to be held at NCEI, in Asheville, NC.
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May 2013

Climate Communications Workshop – Metro DC Area

CICS-NC and NOAA are engaging in workshop to provide communications and climate resources to staff to prepare and respond to questions about climate.
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April 2013

Climate Communications Workshop – Boulder

NOAA, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites — North Carolina (CICS-NC) invite you to participate in the Climate Communications Training Workshop to be held at ESRL in Boulder, Colorado.
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March 2013

CICS-NC Supports NASA DEVELOP Student Visit to NCEI


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March 2013

Frost and Freeze Data Users Workshop

This workshop is a two-day interaction focused on informing users of frost and freeze data and uses and applications. Participants will engage in specific sectors, including but not limited to agriculture, construction and transportation that use climate and environmental information such as frost and freeze data and explore potential areas of research needs. The workshop will bring together business leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists to discuss NCEI’s climate information on frost and freeze data, applications of this data, and other future uses of climate information.
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January 2013

Dr. Russ Lea Seminar

Dr. Russ Lea, Chief Executive Officer of NEON, Inc. will deliver a special Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) seminar on 16 January 2013 at 3:30 PM at NC State University’s Jordan Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina. CICS-NC will broadcast this compelling presentation in collaboration with MEAS via videoconference in the CICS Conference Room. A copy of Dr. Lea’s presentation is available by clicking here.
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November 2012

Storm and Severe Weather Data Users Workshop

Spend a day at NCEI and learn about various NCEI climate datasets and its use in various industries.
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October 2012

Beta Release of the Global Land Surface Databank

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and NC State University’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina announce the beta release of the Global Land Surface Databank. As part of a continuing focus on enhancing the observed climate record, NCEI, CICS-NC and international partners launched the International Surface Temperature Initiative (ISTI) in 2010 to improve understanding of the Earth’s climate from the global to local scale, bringing together many international scientists from many scientific specialties.

The ISTI, through its Databank Working Group has released a beta version of an innovative data holding that brings together new and existing sources of surface air temperature. This data holding provides users a way to better track the origin of the data from its collection through its integration into a merged data holding. By providing the data in various stages that lead to the integrated product, by including data origin tracking flags with information on each observation, and by providing the software used to process all observations, the processes involved in creating the observed fundamental climate record are more open and transparent. This beta release contains more than 39,000 stations, greatly enhancing spatial coverage from the 1800s to the present.
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September 2012

CICS-NC leads the launch of CycloneCenter.org

A joint activity with NCEI, UNC Asheville and Zooniverse, CycloneCenter.org is a web-based interface that enables the public to help analyze the intensities of past tropical cyclones around the globe. Interested volunteers will be shown one of nearly 300,000 satellite images. They will answer questions about that image as part of a simplified technique for estimating the maximum surface wind speed of tropical cyclones. This public collaboration will perform more than a million classifications in just a few months—something it would take a team of scientists more than a decade to accomplish. The end product will be a new global tropical cyclone dataset that provides 3-hourly tropical cyclone intensity estimates, confidence intervals, and a wealth of other metadata that could not be realistically obtained in any other fashion.
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August 2012

NC State and CICS-NC Lead National Effort to Evaluate Fresh Water Sustainability in the Southern U.S

North Carolina State University is leading a four-year federal research effort to evaluate freshwater sustainability across the southern United States and develop policy recommendations on what can be done to make the best use of water supplies in the face of population growth and the effects of climate change over the next 10 to 30 years. Arizona State University and the University of Georgia are also part of the project.
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April 2012

Alternative Climate Normals Workshop

The Climate Normals workshop is a forum to bring together scientists, regulators and energy industry executives to share information and offer the opportunity to develop new alternatives for the energy industry. In doing so, this workshop is intended to foster an open dialogue between the needs of the industry, the regulatory community, and the roles and needs of the research and scientific community.
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April 2012

CICS-NC Hosts Dr. Michael Mann

Noted Climate Scientist Michael Mann to Speak April 4 at CICS-NC; Nobel-Prize-Winning Researcher to Discuss New Book “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”
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January 2012

CICS-NC Hosts Joint CICS-NC SAMSI Uncertain Quantification Workshop

CICS-NC and SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute) in cooperation with the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics (SSES) at the Ohio State University organized a workshop by CICS-NC in January 17-19, 2012, at NCEI in Asheville, NC. The scientific themes of the workshop include:

Experimental design aspects of collecting ground-based and remotely-sensed observations; Data fusion and homogenization: how to combine heterogeneous observational data sources to get a clearer picture of the true physical process; Link to Uncertainty Quantification for projection of future climate based on past and present observations.
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November 2011

CICS Science Meeting 2011

CICS-NC hosted the 2011 CICS Science Meeting to describe ongoing and potential CICS research projects, to learn about potential collaborative research activities from NOAA scientists, and to facilitate interaction among the participants and their respective institutions.
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August 2011

CICS-NC Hosts 8th Annual Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium

The 8th Annual Science Symposium, sponsored by the NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Research Program and hosted by the Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites — North Carolina, was held August 17 – 18, 2011 in Asheville, NC.

Theme: Using satellite observations and models to understand and communicate information on climate variability and change.
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