Session 3 The Future of Predictive Services in AmericaPart I

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD and Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc., Halethorpe, MD

As a joint session between the SIXTH SYMPOSIUM ON BUILDING A WEATHER-READY NATION: ENHANCING OUR NATION and the SIXTH SYMPOSIUM ON THE WEATHER, WATER, AND CLIMATE ENTERPRISE, this session would explore futuristic visions of how weather, water, and climate predictive services will evolve and serve America over the next several decades. We would like to invite a broad and diverse combination of thinkers and practitioners from across the public, private, and academic sectors and potentially outside of traditional AMS disciplines that will describe how weather, water, and climate forecasts and forecasters will transform their information into services to make America stronger. The focus would be on service and the associated science and technologies that enable delivery of information to support decision making rather than on the core science and technology behind creating the forecast. Perspectives will take into consideration larger trends in science, technology, economics, information sharing, sector roles in the enterprise, political institutions, and social behavior. We envision this would be a single session with four to five 15 minute presentations. The organizers would be members of the Office of Organizational Excellence in the National Weather Service, a staff office at the intersection of strategy and enterprise engagement, monitoring trends and ensuring the NWS is pointed in the right direction to deliver the very best services to the Nation. Based on the level of interest of previous Emerging Technologies town halls, we anticipate that this session would also have a high level of interest and would appeal to a wide breadth of conference participants.

8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Comprehensive Reimagining of Emergency Alerting
Michael Gerber, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and C. Hodan
9:00 AM
WPC Pursuing Deeper Stakeholder Engagement for Future Innovation
Kathryn K. Gilbert, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD; and G. M. Eosco, L. Girardi, G. W. Carbin, D. R. Novak, M. Klein, and J. Sprague
9:15 AM
Context-Aware Weather Warning Systems
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA; and J. E. Trainor, D. Westbrook, A. Bajaj, and E. J. Lyons

9:30 AM
Building a Maritime Weather-Ready Nation
Thomas J. Cuff, NOAA/NWS/Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD
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