97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Side Panel Discussion: Wildfires in Alaska and Hawaii - A Dialog on Building Disaster Resilience

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:45–8:30 P.M.; Room 620
view in conference program

Forecasters, emergency managers, and decision makers in Alaska and Hawaii and the US-affiliated Pacific Islands are challenged with numerous decision points each wildfire season. Unlike the Contiguous United States (CONUS) region, these regions outside the CONUS (OCONUS) rely on unique factors, indices and data sets. NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts this side panel event in an effort to explore the role of environmental information in OCONUS wildfire management. This dialog will provide an opportunity for interaction between government partners, emergency managers, and field experts to discuss current techniques, data sets, and challenges, and identify requirements to enhance OCONUS wildfire disaster resilience and response. The intent is to foster and reinforce the lines of communication and to develop the resilience of the nation's resources and infrastructure.  Global Science & Technology inc. will be providing a limited assortment of light fare

For additonal information, please contact Annette Hollingshead (Annette.Hollingshead@noaa.gov)