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USGS-FAU Workshop on Increasing Confidence in
Precipitation Projections for Everglades Restoration

A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting  
September 28, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Florida Atlantic University - Davie Campus

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Agenda

Overview:  This event is intended to allow scientists and decision-makers to co-produce climate information tailored to the needs of decision-makers in each domain or focal area.

Location: This meeting will be held on the Davie Campus of Florida Atlantic University - 3233 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 in FAU’s Davie West bldg., Room DW-109.  Parking information and directions can be found on the Logistics page.

SESSION 1 (9:00am to 2:00pm) - SPEAKERS AND GROUP DISCUSSION

Location:  Davie West Bldg. DW-109

9:00 am

9:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Check-In

9:30 am

9:45 am

Welcome and Meeting Goals

Speakers:  Dr. Nick Aumen, Dr. Johnna Infanti (Bio), Dr. Colin Polsky (Bio), Dr. Ben Kirtman (Bio)

9:50 am

10:20 am

Experience in developing climate projections for South Florida

Speaker:  Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera (South Florida Water Management District, Bio)

10:20 am

10:30 am

Q and A with Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera

10:35 am

11:05 am

WERP Ecological Resilience Measure: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Dr. Kelly Keefe (United States Army Corps of Engineers)

11:05 am

11:15 am

Q and A with Dr. Kelly Keefe

11:15 am

11:30 am

Break

11:30 am

12:00 pm

Precipitation uncertainty in downscaled precipitation projections over Florida

Speaker:  Dr. Johnna Infanti (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami, United States Geological Survey)

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Q and A with Dr. Johnna Infanti

12:10 pm

1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

1:45 pm

Group Discussion:  Impacts of uncertainty on decision making

1:45 pm

2:00 pm

Introduction to Case Study Groups and Discussion Topics

Speakers:  Dr. Nick Aumen, Dr. Johnna Infanti

SESSION 2 (2:15pm to 4:15pm) - CASE STUDY GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Location(s):  WERP (DW-429), Ecosystem Modeling (DW-108)

*(PM Coffee/Drinks/Snacks Available in DW-304)*

2:15 pm

2:50 pm

Discussion Topic 1:  High Priority Precipitation Parameters and Variables

2:50 pm

3:15 pm

Discussion Topic 2:  Time Periods, Temporal Resolution, Spatial Resolution

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm

4:15 pm

Discussion Topic 3:  Uncertainty Characterization

SESSION 3 (4:15pm to 6:00pm) - WRAP-UP AND RECEPTION

Location:  Davie West Lobby Near DW-103

4:25 pm

5:00 pm

Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks

Speaker: Dr. Johnna Infanti, Dr. Nick Aumen, Dr. Colin Polsky, Dr. Ben Kirtman

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

Networking Reception

This technical meeting is sponsored by:

Florida Atlantic University Center for Environmental Studies, United States Geological Survey,
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science  Logos 


For more information contact:

Mary Beth Hartman, Conference & Outreach Coordinator 
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University 
Mary Beth Hartman  or (954) 236-1203 

Johnna Infanti, PhD
Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Fellow
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University/
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science/United States Geological Survey

jinfanti@rsmas.miami.edu



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