Update and Discussion on Physical and Social Science Needs and Gaps Identified at Two Weather-Ready Nation Workshops
The proceedings from these two meetings were summarized in reports, and from those reports 39 actions items (AIs) and twelve recommended projects emerged. Many actions are multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational, and will require participation by the social science community. The actions comprise a resource for understanding the social science needs of the weather enterprise, particularly with respect to warnings for high impact events.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Action Items and any progress to date, including identifying which ones have been completed, underway or are waiting for further action. The intention is to re-energize dialogue with the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise towards fulfilling the needs and gaps identified at the Norman and Birmingham WRN Meetings. In the true spirit of dialogue, espoused at the Norman and Birmingham meetings, all sectors of the broader weather, water and climate enterprise need to be included as part of the solution towards fulfilling the varied needs and gaps identified and building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.