Special
The NOAA Big Data CRADA and YOU!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hunt Library Auditorium (The James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Host: 2015 Summer Community Meeting
Moderators:  Matthew J. Parker, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC
Panelists:  Brian Eiler, USEC, Washington, DC; Paul Pisano, Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC; Ariel Gold, Global Public Sector at Amazon, Washington, DC; Leanne Haseldon, Global Business Services/IBM, Tampa, FL; Mohan Ramamurphy, UCAR, Boulder, CO and Alexander MacDonald, Earth Systems Research Laboratory, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO

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!

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