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  1. 62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference “Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future” March 3 - 7, 2008

  2. Welcoming Remarks Mr. Samuel P. Williamson Federal Coordinator for Meteorology 62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference “Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future”

  3. Welcoming Remarks Mr. Samuel P. Williamson Federal Coordinator for Meteorology 62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference “Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future” Sponsored and hosted by The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

  4. Special Welcome Mr. Howard R. Chapman, P.E. Executive Director, Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA)

  5. Special Welcome The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Mayor of Charleston 62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

  6. Welcome to New Senior Policy-Level Personnel • Ms. Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere (NOAA) • Dr. Fred Lewis, Air Force Director of Weather • RDML David Titley, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command • Dr. John “Jack” Hayes, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director, National Weather Service (NOAA) • Mr. Bill Read, Director, National Hurricane Center (NOAA) • Mr. David Maurstad, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation (FEMA) • Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA Research Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes

  7. Reduce / eliminate deaths, and reduce injuries and economic and societal vulnerability to hurricanes Societal demands driving need for further improvements Need improvements in seven tropical-cyclone-related, day-to-day operational forecast and warning categories Why Are We Here? • Track • Intensity • Structure • Waves • Storm surge • Rainfall -- Observations --

  8. Hurricane Charley: The Intensity / Structure Challenge Why Are We Here?

  9. Conference Objectives • Review the Nation’s tropical cyclone forecast and warning program from end-to-end • Update the National Hurricane Operations Plan for 2008 • Review the 2007 Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) projects, and identify candidates that may be successfully transitioned into operations • Examine how hazard risk reduction improvements can be made through stronger local partnerships and alliances • As recommended in the 2007 Interagency Strategic Research Plan for Tropical Cyclones: The Way Ahead, begin developing an interagency implementation strategy for the tropical cyclone research priorities

  10. Conference Agenda This Afternoon • Panel Discussion: Priorities for Tropical Cyclone Research: A Senior Leader Perspective 1:35 – 3:00 PM Moderator:Dr. Elbert W. (Joe) Friday, Professor Emeritus University of Oklahoma Panelists:Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAAResearch Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes Mr. Robert Winokur, Technical Director, Office of the Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy Dr. Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters Dr. John “Jack” Hayes, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director, NWS (NOAA) Colonel Ralph Stoffler, Air Force Deputy Director of Weather RDML David Titley, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

  11. Conference Agenda Later This Afternoon and Evening • Session 1: The 2007 Tropical Cyclone Season in Review 3:45 – 5:30 PM Session Leaders: Dr. Edward Rappaport (TPC/NHC) and CAPT John O’Hara (NMFC/JTWC) • Reception / Icebreaker: 6:30 - 8:00 PM Colonial Room

  12. Workshop/Panel: Session 2: Workshop: Interagency Priorities for Tropical Cyclone Research 8:15 – 10:15 AM Moderator:Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAAResearch Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes Panelists: Dr. Frank Marks, NOAA AOML/HRD Dr. Scott Braun, NASA/GSFC Dr. Simon Chang, NRL Ms. Pamela Stephens, NSF Conference Agenda Tuesday Morning

  13. Conference Agenda Wednesday Evening – Conference Banquet • Banquet Address: Dr. Steve Lyons, Tropical Weather Expert, The Weather Channel • Presentation of the Hagemeyer Award Cash Bar Open: 6:30 PM Banquet Starts: 7:00 PM Banquet Address: ~ 7:45 PM

  14. Session 11 – Workshop/Panel: Strong Local Partnerships: The Keys to Success10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Moderator:Dr. Denise Stephenson Hawk, NCAR Associate Director and Director of the SERE Laboratory Panelists: Ms. Cathy Haynes, Director, Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Division Mr. Walt Dickerson, Director, Mobile County Emergency Management Agency Mr. Michael Emlaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NWS Weather Forecast Office, Charleston, SC Ms. Naomi Moye, Hazards Communications Consultant Mr. Ronald Glaser, Sandia National Laboratories, Program Manager, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Dr. Betty Hearn Morrow, Professor Emeritus Florida International University, Consulting Sociologist Conference Agenda Thursday Morning

  15. Conference Agenda Friday Morning – Final Plenary Session WG/HWSOR: Action Item Review Dr. Edward Rappaport (TPC/NHC) Chairperson, WG/HWSOR Workshop Wrap-ups • Interagency Priorities for Tropical Cyclone Research Dr. Paul D. Try (OFCM/STC) • Strong Local Partnerships: The Keys To Success Dr. Denise Stephenson Hawk (NCAR) Final Wrap-up Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator 8:15 – 9:45 PM

  16. Conference Logistics Conference Chair: Mr. Samuel P. Williamson Mr. Mark Welshinger Mr. Mike Babcock Lt Col Mark Fitzgerald Mr. Mark Welshinger Ms. Barbara Vaughn Ms. Erin McNamara Ms. Christina Bork Mr. Ken Barnett Ellis Godfrey Ms. Dawn Erlich Ms. Cathi Kulat Ms. Carmelitta Riley Conference Coordinators Media Coordinators Asst. Coordinator for Conference Arrangements Audiovisual Specialists Registrars

  17. Presentation Timers Session Coordinators Poster Session Conference Logistics Ms. Christina Bork Mr. Tony Rameriz Mr. Mark Welshinger Dr. Paul Try Mr. Mike Babcock Lt Col Mark Fitzgerald Mr. Floyd Hauth Lt Col Mark Fitzgerald

  18. Conference Logistics Gold Ballroom Carolina Ballroom Posters Conference Banquet Icebreaker

  19. Keynote Speaker Ms. Mary M. Glackin Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (NOAA) “Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future”

  20. Panel Discussion: Priorities for Tropical Cyclone Research: A Senior Leader Perspective Moderator:Dr. Elbert W. (Joe) Friday, Professor Emeritus University of Oklahoma Panelists:Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAAResearch Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes Mr. Robert Winokur, Technical Director, Office of the Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy Dr. Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters Dr. John “Jack” Hayes, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director, NWS (NOAA) Colonel Ralph Stoffler, Air Force Deputy Director of Weather RDML David Titley, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Panel Discussion

  21. Federal Agency Lead Reps NOAA – Dr. John “Jack” Hayes NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services/Director, NWS Navy – RDML David Titley Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Air Force – Dr. Fred Lewis Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information, Plans and Requirements, HQ USAF NASA – Dr. Jack Kaye Director of the Research and Analysis Program within the NASA Earth-Sun System Division USA Corps of Engineers - Dr. Andrew Garcia Research Scientist, U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center DHS / FEMA - Mr. Michael Buckley Acting Deputy Director, Mitigation Div NSF – Ms. Pamela Stephens Senior Associate for Science Coordination USDA – Dr. Harlan Shannon Meteorologist

  22. Ground Rules • Questions welcomed...time permitting • Significant agency issues worked through lead agency reps • User community & agency reps are welcome to raise issues for discussion during Q&A periods and at Thursday workshops • Significant issues reviewed daily at OFCM staff meeting • Issues that need to be reviewed by Working Group for Hurricane and Winter Storms Operations and Research • Presented to the Working Group on Thursday afternoon • Results of discussions and any action items • Summarized during the Final Plenary Session

  23. Afternoon Break

  24. The 2007 Tropical Cyclone Season in Review (3:45 – 5:30 PM) Session Leaders Dr. Edward Rappaport, TPC/NHC CAPT John O’Hara, NMFC/JTWC Session 1 Coordinator: Mr. Mark Welshinger, OFCM

  25. Reception / Icebreaker Colonial Room Lobby Level 6:30 - 8:00 PM