4b.4 Sectoral engagement activities at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

Tuesday, 19 July 2011: 9:15 AM
Salon C2 (Asheville Renaissance)
Tamara G. Houston, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) recently expanded its customer service activities to include engagement with several climate sensitive sectors. As a starting point, NCDC identified 12 sectors which represent a majority of the customers requesting climate data and information from NCDC. These sectors include: Agriculture, Civil Infrastructure, Coastal Hazards, Energy, Health, Insurance, Litigation, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, National Security, Tourism, Transportation, and Water Resources. Each sector has a team dedicated to learning more about and serving the needs of the sector. Activities within each sector include the development of sectoral fact sheets, hosting or co-hosting sectoral workshops, attending and/or participating at sectoral conferences, partnering on research activities, and representing NCDC at sectoral trade shows. Examples of successful sectoral collaboration will also be discussed.
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