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62 nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. “Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future”. March 3 - 7, 2008. Welcoming Remarks. Mr. Samuel P. Williamson Federal Coordinator for Meteorology. 62 nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

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62nd Interdepartmental

Hurricane Conference

“Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research: Priorities for the Future”

March 3 - 7, 2008

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Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Samuel P. Williamson

Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

“Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research:

Priorities for the Future”

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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

mr howard r chapman p e executive director charleston area regional transportation authority carta

Special Welcome

Mr. Howard R. Chapman, P.E.

Executive Director, Charleston Area

Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA)

the honorable joseph p riley jr mayor of charleston

Special Welcome

The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Mayor of Charleston

62nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

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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
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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 --

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Conference Logistics

Gold Ballroom

Carolina Ballroom

Posters

Conference

Banquet

Icebreaker

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Keynote Speaker

Ms. Mary M. Glackin

Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (NOAA)

“Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research:

Priorities for the Future”

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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

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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

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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
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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

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Reception / Icebreaker

Colonial Room

Lobby Level

6:30 - 8:00 PM