5th Annual Pacific Northwest
Climate Science Conference

September 9-10, 2014


The draft program for the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference is now available:

This year's conference will be held on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, in Kane and Meany Halls.

The Pacific Northwest Climate Science conference will include invited speakers, plenary sessions of broad interest, and more targeted concurrent sessions exploring the impacts of climate variability and change on the people, natural resources, and infrastructure of the Pacific Northwest. Talks are geared for a range of audiences, including policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

The Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will be delivering the conference Keynote Address on Wednesday, September 10 from 1:30-1:50 pm.

Additional invited plenary speakers include:
  • Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington
  • Steve Davis, Univ. of California, Irvine
  • John Abatzoglou, Univ. of Idaho
  • Amy Snover, UW Climate Impacts Group
  • John Yaist, ESRI

Scheduled concurrent and/or poster session topics include:
  • Pacific Northwest Climate
  • Pacific Northwest Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Built Environment
  • Human Health
  • Shorelines, Oceans, and Marine Ecosystems
  • Working Across Boundaries
  • Agriculture (poster session and related talks in the hydrology concurrent session)

Stay tuned for further updates.


Twitter: #PNWCSC14
See information about past conferences here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Questions? Contact Lara Whitely Binder, Climate Impacts Group, lwb123@uw.edu