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Presidential Town Hall Meeting: Meeting the Challenge: A NOAA Perspective on Extreme Weather, Climate, and the Built Environment

Thursday, 6 February, 12:15–1:15 p.m.; Georgia Ballroom 3

Set in the context of the Superstorm Sandy Symposium and the 2014 Annual Meeting’s overall theme, this Town Hall will provide an opportunity to hear perspectives from the leadership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Acting Under Secretary Kathryn Sullivan will highlight NOAA’s efforts to strengthen the resilience of our Nation’s communities, businesses and natural resources in the face of extreme weather events and longer-term challenges associated with a changing climate. NOAA’s longstanding responsibilities for weather forecasts and warnings are complemented with agency mission activities encompassing climate, environmental data and information services, coastal resources stewardship, marine resources management and cutting-edge oceanic and atmospheric research.  This places NOAA in a unique position to contribute to a National effort to enhance preparedness, anticipate events and strengthen resilience in communities throughout the Nation and around the world.

For additional information, please contact Eileen Shea (e-mail: eileen.shea@noaa.gov).