NOAA scientists talk about climate, weather and innovation at AMS in Baltimore
NOAA leaders and scientists will participate in a variety of panel discussions at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Offsite link In Baltimore during the week of January 28-February 1.
Here are some highlights:
Monday, January 29, 12:15 – 1:15 PM EDT: A priority for NOAA leadership Offsite link. NOAA leaders will convene this room to discuss progress toward key priorities over the past year, including 1) bipartisan infrastructure and inflation-reducing Act activities, 2) building a climate-ready nation, and 3) striking a balance between development Economic and environmental stewardship and 4) workforce and equality. Speakers include NOAA Administrator Dr. Rick Spinrad as well as leaders from each of NOAA’s six offices.
Tuesday, January 30, 8:30 – 10 AM EST: From HWRF to UFS: The HAFS journey from development to operation Offsite link Scientists from NOAA and its partners present a series of talks on the rapid development of NOAA’s new Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System, which has become operational at NOAA’s National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Weather forecasting (NOAA) at the beginning of the 2023 hurricane season, resulting in improved prediction of storm intensity. Speakers will include the lead scientist for the development of HAFS, Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan of NOAA’s Atlantic Ocean and Meteorological Laboratory. Another session, Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS): Research Development and Operational Implementation, Offsite linkIt will be held from 1:45-3:00 PM EST on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 30, 12:15 – 1:15 PM EDT: NOAA Climate Services Offsite link. NOAA leaders will discuss NOAA’s role in global observations and climate services provided to the public. This town hall will showcase how NOAA is working with federal, private sector, academic and international partners to develop and deliver the best products and services to address the climate crisis. Speakers include NOAA Administrator Spinrad, NOAA Deputy Administrator Jenny Bavichi, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observations and Prediction Michael Morgan, and NOAA Chief Scientist Sarah Kapnick.
Tuesday, January 30, 1:45 – 3 PM EDT: Accelerating climate innovation in a rapidly changing world Offsite link. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Spinrad and Kathy Vidal, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will speak at a panel discussion on the need for innovations in climate change mitigation and adaptation to ensure future climate resilience and the importance of protecting intellectual property in climate. And the blue economy space.
Wednesday, January 31, 1:45 – 3:00 PM EDT: The New Blue Economy and the Coastal Zone Offsite link. Nicole LeBoeuf, associate administrator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service, will deliver keynote remarks highlighting how the Ocean Foundation—made up of public, private, nonprofit, and research entities that provide critical capacity for ocean observation, measurement, and forecasts—contributes valuable products and services to coastal communities, industries, and stakeholders to support a coastal economy. And my surroundings are strong.
Thursday, February 1, 8:30-10 a.m. EST: Sharing the secrets to successful collaboration research Offsite link. NOAA Director Spinrad will moderate a session featuring stories from NOAA and partners highlighting how teams of scientists are collaborating to move new research into operations to better serve the public.
Thursday, February 1, 10:45 – 12:00 PM EDT: Revealing the Truth: Combating Misinformation in the Earth Sciences through Education and Outreach Offsite link. NOAA Spinrad Administrator will be joined by Terris King, CEO of Kind Enterprise Group, LLC. and Brenda Ekworzel, Director of Climate Science, Union of Concerned Scientists, on a panel to discuss the importance of clearly communicating weather, water and climate information to engage communities and help build a climate-ready nation. NOAA Youth Changemakers will moderate the panel.
Registration for the 2024 AMS Annual Meeting is free for accredited members of the press. Learn about journalist registration, guidelines and media resources here: https://annual.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/2024/about-the-meeting/for-the-press/ Offsite link
You will need to fill out a form and once AMS approves, you will receive an email with information on how to attend in-person or virtual sessions.
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