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Engagement and Impact through Themed Joint Sessions

We are expecting, with your participation and involvement, these themed joint sessions will serve as a catalyst for focusing the attention of the research and operational communities (and also those who are involved in accelerating the transition of research results into operations) on the exciting possibilities related to advancing predictive capabilities across many fields and applications.
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Economic Impacts and Value of Improved Forecast Information

We are seeking presentations to grow knowledge on the diverse array of forecast domains and the economics thereof, from short-range weather to long-range climate forecasts, and innovative decision-support services based on emerging forecast technologies. 2011 was groundbreaking in terms of the number of costly (>$1 Billion) disasters, in addition to seeing vast loss and disruption to life. Climate-driven issues also are growing in importance and economic impact. Response, mitigation, and other activities are driven in part by improvements to data collection, data ingest, modeling, and forecasts that reach a large array of decision-makers. We need to understand how present technologies and forecasting capabilities impact economic outcomes so that we can know how to improve in ways that are beneficial to society. We are interested in several topics for this session, including: (1) The use of weather or climate observations or forecasts for activities bearing profits, costs, or losses (including, but not limited to, hazard response and mitigation activities); (2) The current status and plans for observation technologies and approaches to provide weather information to a mobile customer base (examples of such information include flood monitoring or predictions, ground observations and remotely sensed imagery, flood inundation mapping, and warning products); and (3) Mechanisms to integrate customer needs, as well as science and technology advances across Federal and state agencies, universities, and the private sector.

Host Conference(s)

8th Symposium on Policy and Socioeconomic Research
Contact(s): Randy Peppler, rpeppler@ou.edu

Partnering Conference(s)

29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT)
Contact(s): Randall Bass, Randall.Bass@exelisinc.com