Town Hall Meetings

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Monday, 8 January 2018

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Beyond the Status Quo: Creating a Culture of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Atmospheric Sciences and Related Fields   (CANCELED)
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program

NASA’s Earth Science Flight Program - Investments In And Planning For The Next-Generation Earth Observatories: Eric Ianson (NASA HQ)
Location: 615 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

7:00 AM-8:15 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Advancing NOAA’s Subseasonal and Seasonal Prediction in Support of the Weather Act of 2017
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA
Facilitator: Timothy L. Schneider, NWS/Office of Science and Technology Integration
Panelist: David DeWitt, NOAA/NWS

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


EarthCube: A Community-driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences – A Progress Report
Location: Room 10AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR

Environmental Information for Resilience in Infrastructure
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Annette Hollingshead, Global Science an Technology, Inc.
Facilitators: Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information; Jenny Dissen, CICS-NC; Timothy Owen, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Recording files available
NASA Earth Science Division Town Hall
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Jack A. Kaye, NASA, Science Mission Directorate
Panelists: Michael H. Freilich, NASA; Sandra Cauffman, NASA; Lawrence Friedl, NASA; Eric Ianson, NASA; Patricia Jacobberger-Jellison, NASA; Robert Bauer, NASA/Earth Science Technology Office; Jack A. Kaye, NASA, Science Mission Directorate
12:15 PM
NASA Earth Science Division Twon Hall - Thomas Zurbuchen

NOAA Modeling Development Forum
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS
Facilitator: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA
Panelist: Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC

The Outlook for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program

5:30 PM-6:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


The Weather Value Chain of the Future: From NewSpace to NOAA
Location: Room 16AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Dan Stillman, Harris
Facilitator: Andrew Freedman, Mashable
Panelists: Tom Pirrone, World View; Conrad C. Lautenbacher, GeoOptics; Rei Goffer, ClimaCell Inc.; Antonio Busalacchi, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); Karen St. Germain, NOAA/NESDIS

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


United States Air Force Weather Capabilities Roadmap
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: John P. Dreher, AWS
Facilitator: John P. Dreher, AWS

5:30 PM-8:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Unprecedented Extreme Weather and Climate Events of 2017:  Their Financial Impact and Methodologies for Managing Financial Impacts of Future Events
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Thomas Duncan, Saint Louis University
Facilitator: Thomas Duncan, Saint Louis University
Panelist: Thomas Duncan, Saint Louis University

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

7:00 AM-8:15 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Improving Weather Research and Services Through Sustained Ocean Observations
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: DaNa L. Carlis, OAR
Facilitator: Craig McLean, NOAA/OAR
Panelists: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA/NWS/NCEP; Carl Gouldman, NOS/IOOS; Pamela Emch, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; David Legler, NOAA Research/CPO

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Analysis and Nowcast (0-18 Hour Forecast) Requirements of the National Weather Service: Discussion of the Field's Needs and Preliminary Results of the First Field Survey
Location: Room 18CD (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Organizer: Young-Joon Kim, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA; Bruce Smith, NWS; Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD

Communicating Energy Information in the State of Texas: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Location: Room 15 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Lawrence C. Gloeckler III, SUNY Albany
Panelists: Alicia Dixon, CenterPoint Energy; Larry Jones, AEP Texas.; Buddy Eller, STP Nuclear Operating Company.; Chris Coleman, ERCOT; Leslie Sopko, ERCOT

NOAA Big Data Project- Updates
Location: Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates
Facilitator: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR
Panelists: Shane Glass, NOAA; Zachary Flaming, University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive Science; Edward J. Kearns, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI; Joe Flasher, Amazon
Recording files available
The 2017-2027 National Academies' Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space: An Overview of the Report
Location: Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Arthur Charo, National Research Council
Panelists: Bill Gail, Global Weather Corp.; Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado
12:15 PM
The 2017-2027 National Academies' Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space: An Overview of the Report
Recording files available
When Weather Changed History
Location: Room 19AB (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Michael A. Steinberg, AccuWeather, Inc.
Panelist: Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Inc
12:15 PM

Thursday, 11 January 2018

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Thursday, 11 January 2018


Water Modeling and the Implementation of the NOAA Water Initiative
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizers: Melissa Mathes, NWS; Gregory Romano, NWS
Panelist: Mary Erickson, NWS