2015 Summer Community Meeting

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Monday, 3 August 2015

4:00 PM-7:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Registration
Location: Holiday Inn Express

For pre-registered attendees that registered prior to July 31. BADGE PICK-UP ONLY

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Monday, 3 August 2015


Sponsor Recognition and Student Networking Event
Location: Sammy's Tap

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

7:00 AM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Session
Registration
Location: Hunt Library Lobby (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting

7:30 AM-8:15 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

8:15 AM-8:30 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Session
Welcoming Remarks
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
 
Opening Comments by AMS BEC Co-Chairs, Eileen Shea and Douglas Hilderbrand

 
Welcome -- Walt Robinson (NC State University Marine, Earth, and Atm. Science Department Chair)

8:30 AM-9:10 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Keynote Speaker
Keynote #1: Gary Lackmann
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Keynote: Gary M. Lackmann, North Carolina State Univ.

9:10 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Keynote Speaker
Keynote #2: Louis Uccellini
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Keynote: Louis W. Uccellini, Director, NOAA/NWS

9:45 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Session
AMS Summer Community Meeting 2014 Highlights
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Speaker: Betsy Weatherhead, University of Colorado

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 1
Innovative Methods to Forecast Environmental Threats
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: John T. Ferree, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather, Inc; Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS; Jonathan Blaes, NOAA/NWS; Lanz Rothfusz, NSSL

Grid-based, threat probability forecasting as a paradigm shift to how the enterprise forecasts environmental threats

12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Lunch: Dr Montserrat (Montse) Fuentes "Human Health Impacts of Extreme Weather and Air Pollution: What Big Data Tell Us”
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Speaker: Montserrat Fuentes, NC State University

1:15 PM-2:45 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 2
Storm-scale Observations
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Neil Jacobs, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panelists: Aaron Sims, Assistant State Climatologist of NC; Tye W. Parzybok, MetStat, Inc.; Marty Bell, WeatherFlow

Exploration of a broad array of observational systems that is needed for improved storm-scale numerical guidance
  1:15 PM
Neil Jacobs

2:45 PM-3:15 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

3:15 PM-4:30 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 3
Storm-scale Guidance
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Lanz Rothfusz, NSSL
Panelists: Matthew D. Parker, North Carolina State University; Corey K. Potvin, CIMMS/NSSL; Neil A. Jacobs, Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Kiel L. Ortega, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL

Output from numerical and statistical analyses applied to probabilistic hazard forecasting (e.g., Warn-on-Forecast)
  3:15 PM
Kiel Ortega

4:30 PM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 4
Future Role of Forecaster (Interactive Exercise)
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Panelists: Lanz Rothfusz, NSSL; Don Berchoff, NOAA/NWS/OST; Gary M. Lackmann, North Carolina State Univ.; Nick Petro, NWS/WFO; Harold Brooks, OAR/NSSL

Discussion of where the value of the forecaster will reside as weather, water, and climate services evolve
  4:30 PM
Harold Brooks
  4:45 PM
Lans Rothfusz - Interactive Activity

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

7:00 AM-5:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Registration
Location: Hunt Library Lobby (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

8:15 AM-8:30 AM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Session
AMS Joint Broadcasters/Communications Conferences Summary
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Speaker: Nathan S. Johnson, WRAL-TV

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 5
Forecast and Model Advancements in Support of the Nation's Economy
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Joel W. Cline, U.S. Department of Energy
Panelists: James Wilczak, NOAA/ESRL; O. Russell Bullock Jr., EPA; Tanya Spero, EPA; Jeffrey M. Freedman, Atmospheric Information Services

Tools forecasters use to ingest, manipulate, update and disseminate in a rapid, low-effort manner
  8:30 AM

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 6
Risk Communication I (language, format, consistency in short-term)
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Erica A. Grow, WUSA-TV
Panelists: Thomas A. Birkland, North Carolina State University; Jeannette Sutton, University of Kentucky; Matthew Merritt, Novant Health; Sam Hodge, Emergency Management

Clearly articulated, risk-based hazard information (containing uncertainty and impact information) focusing on short-fused events, e.g., tornadoes
  10:30 AM
  11:30 AM

12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Lunch: Dr Jennifer Martineau "How to Build A Better Work-Life Fit for You and Your Organization"
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Speaker: Jennifer Martineau , Americas Center for Creative Leadership

1:15 PM-2:45 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 7
Risk Communication II (language, format, consistency in longer-fused events)
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderators: Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina University; Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Mark Venters, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Mike Daniska, North Carolina Department of Public Safety; Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center

Clearly articulated, risk-based hazard information (containing uncertainty and impact information) focusing on long-fused events, e.g., drought)
  1:15 PM
Burrell Montz

2:45 PM-3:15 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

3:15 PM-4:15 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 8A
Transportation Pathfinder: Improving Collaboration between State Departments of Transportation and the Weather Enterprise
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Brenda C. Boyce, Booz Allen Hamilton
Panelists: Kevin, P.E. Cox, DOT; Julie Gondzar, DOT; Chad Hahn, NWS/WFO
  3:15 PM
Brenda Boyce
  3:45 PM
  4:00 PM

4:15 PM-5:15 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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Panel Discussion 8B
Risk Perception and User Response
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Derek S. Arndt, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Linda Rimer, EPA; Amanda Johnson Bryant, FEMA; Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS; Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA

Gaining agreement as to what “effective and appropriate” end-user response might be
  4:15 PM

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Wednesday, 5 August 2015


AMS Summer Community Meeting Banquet
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Keynote: Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL

Thursday, 6 August 2015

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 6 August 2015

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 9
Outcome-based Verification
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Brian J. Etherton, NOAA/OAR/ESRL
Panelists: Robert S. Lee, AvMet Applications Inc.; Robyn Heffernan, NOAA Fire and Public Weather Services Branch; Barbara G. Brown, NCAR

Improved verification methods would provide more useful insight into forecaster training needs and the overall threat forecasting process
  8:30 AM
Brian Etherton

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Session
Group Discussion Reflecting back on Theme
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting

11:00 AM-11:30 AM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Session
Closing Remarks: Eileen Shea, Douglas Hilderbrand, and Mary Glackin
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Lunch Break
Location: Duke Energy Hall (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Thursday, 6 August 2015


Panel Discussion Special
The NOAA Big Data CRADA and YOU!
Location: Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderator: Matthew J. Parker, Savannah River National Laboratory
Panelists: Brian Eiler, USEC; Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration; Ariel Gold, Global Public Sector at Amazon; Leanne Haseldon, Global Business Services/IBM; Mohan Ramamurphy, UCAR; Alexander MacDonald, NOAA/ESRL

NOAA’s big data collaboration project, established through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft, and Open Cloud Consortium, stands to impact the weather, water and climate enterprise dramatically. The AMS Commission on the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise and NOAA are convening a panel discussion to cover the goals of the CRADAs and to encourage input from the audience to answer the following key questions: • Do you know all of the datasets which are available from NOAA? Do you know where to find out what they are? • How do we discern between what is available and what is possible? • If you had access to all NOAA data servers, which data sets would you choose? And why? • What expected benefit would these data sets provide the enterprise and your organization? • How does the CRADA initiative help the government better serve the enterprise? • What next steps should the enterprise now pursue after today’s panel? The discussion will be targeted to extensive audience participation after brief opening comments. After the panel discussion concludes, CRADA representatives and attendees will have ample networking networking time to continue the dialog with each other. Your participation will impact the discussion!