National ESPC Workshops

Workshop on Building an Interannual to Decadal (2 to 30 year) Prediction/Projection Capability for Decision Support


National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, MD

5-6 June 2019

This exploratory workshop discussed the need for coordinated updating of physical earth system predictions to support a wide range of long-term decisions; the effort may draw on multi-agency expertise and existing or emerging capabilities. The workshop focused on the challenges of providing and maintaining an updating but non-operational capability, including the potential dual use of ongoing research efforts for decision support.

Official Workshop Website

Meeting Summary in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (March 2020)
Meeting Report at the NOAA Institutional Repository


Metrics, Post-Processing, and Products for Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Workshop



28 February - 2 March 2018

College Park, MD, USA

Official Workshop Website

Metrics, Post-processing, and Products for S2S Final Report

Release Date: 31 May 2018


Welcome and Purpose - Jessie Carman, National ESPC

Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for S2S Forecasts - Raymond Ban, National Academy of Sciences

The Weather Act/NOAA S2S Report - David DeWitt, NOAA/CPC


CPC Current Capabilities and Metrics and Key Science Challenges to Improving S2S Forecast Skill - Dave DeWitt, NOAA/CPC

14 WS (USAF) Capabilities - Lt Col Rob Branham, USAF Air Staff

FNMOC Current S2S Capabilities - Charles Skupniewicz, Navy

NOAA MAPP Program S2S Activities - Annarita Mariotti, NOAA/CPO

DOE Modeling Predictability Interests and Activities - Dorothy Koch, DOE

NASA GMAO GEOS S2S Prediction System, Metrics, Post-processing and Products - Andrea Molod, NASA


Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Recommendations on the Role of Forecast Users - Scott Sandgathe, APL Univ. of Washington

Regional Services: Moving into R2S for NOAA’s Product Lines - Ellen Mecray, NOAA/NESDIS

AF Weather Interest in S2S Climate Prediction - Lt Col Rob Branham, USAF Air Staff

User Needs: US National Ice Center - CDR Ruth Lane, NIC

DHS and FEMA Use of Weather Forecasts - Michael Hurick, FEMA

Earth Observations and Diplomacy - Fernando Echavarria, Dept of State

User Needs: The U.S. Department of Agriculture - Mark Brusberg, USDA

Improving S2S Precip Forecasting for Water Supply Management - Jeanine Jones, Western States Water Council & CDWR

Transforming Risk Management with Probability Forecasts: Weeks to a Season or More - John Dutton, Prescient Weather Ltd

S2S Weather Forecast Data Needs and Climate FieldViewTM - Ricardo Lemos, The Climate Service



Research Opportunities for Advancing S2S Forecast - Chidong Zhang, NOAA/PMEL

S2S Research Opportunities - Annarita Mariotti, CPO/MAPP



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About Us

The Earth System Prediction Capability (ESPC) was formed in 2010, with an updated Charter in 2016, between the original NUOPC partners with the addition of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), and National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve coordination and collaboration across federally sponsored environmental research and operational prediction communities for scientific development and operational implementation of improved global prediction at the weather-to-climate interface.


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