Panel Discussion 11 Weather-Ready Nation: An Update

Thursday, 4 April 2013: 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)

This session will provide an overview of recent key National Weather Service's activities and reports. The new Assistant Administrator will provide an overview of the organization and main milestones for the coming year. We will also hear about the National Academy of Sciences reports as well as the soon-to-be completed National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report. Finally, we will hear an update on the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative, including the agency's WRN Roadmap, associated Pilot Projects, and upcoming activities. Finally, we will provide an overview of 2012 extreme weather events and lessons learned for a Weather-Ready Nation.
Christopher Strager, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Louis Uccellini, NOAA/NWS, Assistant Administrator, NOAA National Weather Service, Camp Springs, MD; Ed Johnson, NOAA, NOS/Nccos/Ccma; John V. Cortinas Jr., NOAA/OAR, Strategic Lead for Integrated Environmental Modeling, Silver Spring, MD and Andrea Bleistein, NWS, Science and Service Integration Deputy, Silver Spring, MD