Innovative Partnerships In Public Outreach and Decision Support Services

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Georgia Ballroom 2 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs:  Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc., Halethorpe, MD and Douglas Hilderbrand, NWS, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  3:30 PM
Engaging All Americans: The Role of Environmental Education in Building a Weather-Ready Nation
Sara Espinoza, National Environmental Education Foundation, Washington, DC
  4:00 PM
Utilizing the FEMA Region 6 Daily Situational Awareness Briefing NWS/FEMA/State Offices Collaboration Tool to Help Build a Weather Ready Nation
Travis Grigg, FEMA, Denton, TX; and P. Spencer, D. Rivas, M. Coyne, J. McNatt, B. R. Hoeth, K. M. Van Speybroeck, and M. Wiley
  4:15 PM
Guidelines to Improve Collaborative Services for a Weather Ready Nation as it Pertains to Surface Transportation
David Green, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Patterson, P. Pisano, L. Dunn, R. Alfelor, K. Cox, P.E., P. Bridge, and J. Gondzar
  4:45 PM
Innovating a Regional, Operational, and Multi-Partnered Response to an Extreme Event: Building a Weather-Ready Nation During the Southern Plains Drought
David P. Brown, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Fort Worth, TX; and M. Borgia, M. J. Brewer, M. Coyne, B. Hoeth, J. McNatt, C. McNutt, V. Murphy, A. Parham, K. Pirtle, M. Shafer, K. Vanspeybroeck, and M. Wiley
  5:00 PM
Reducing Society's Vulnerability to Space Weather
Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  5:15 PM
Tracking Sea-Level Rise & Assessing Risks
Heidi Cullen, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ; and B. Strauss