Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is directly applicable to the NOAA–led effort “Building a Weather-Ready Nation”–-a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water, and climate-related events. As a contribution to the overall theme, the 3rd Symposium is soliciting papers on the following topics:
- Impact-based Decision Support Services
- Innovative academic/public/private partnerships within and across economic sectors (e.g., financial, insurance, transportation, agricultural, health, energy, etc.)
- End-to-end business resiliency (i.e., protection of supply chains to employee preparedness to longer-term climate adaptation)
- Information delivery and communication of weather, water, and climate threats.
For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Douglas Hilderbrand (e-mail: [email protected]), Dave Jones (e-mail: [email protected]), Jennifer Sprague (e-mail: [email protected]), and Ken Carey (email:[email protected]).