TRANSCRIPT: My name is Lisa Goddard, I’m the Director of IRI - International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University. I, together with Lawrence Buja of NCAR and Chris Hewitt of the [UK] Met Office organized a session to talk about the research priorities for climate services. It was not necessarily research for climate services per se, although that’s certainly an important question and something that was discussed a lot in our session, but what we’re thinking about are the research needs from the broader scientific community that could help the climate services enterprise, and all of those practitioners, just do their jobs better. Even the scientists that are involved, we can’t answer all of these research questions ourselves, but we can draw on the communities that we work within to gain from their knowledge, from the coordination nationally and internationally and those other efforts that are trying to answer a lot of similar questions. So we’re really just sort of scoping out at this point the feasibility, the interest, of putting together such a working group, to what extent it could benefit this climate services partnership, and the work that people are doing. I think we had a productive start, and we’ll be following it up with some investigation - some research of our own - of what’s already out there and what we could do.