The RON provides the opportunity for an interactive "meetup" between research and operational meteorologists. The groups will rotate through a number of stations in speed-mentoring fashion and discuss a variety of ideas and themes that could benefit forecast and warning operations. The goal is simple: to build and develop new relationships in the nexus!
There is no additional cost to attend, but you must be registered for the AMS Annual Meeting and sign up for the meeting here. Seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. Light snacks and beverages will be served. For more information, please contact co-facilitator Greg Stumpf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ron Przybylinski, the former Science and Operations Officer (SOO) of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis, Missouri, left us the legacy of his unending motivation to interconnect weather operations and research in strong and enduring ways. Ron was a master in the transition zone, or nexus, of operations and research. Research interactions with Ron led to large field projects that provided the great benefit both to operations and the general knowledge.
Three RON Meetups have taken place at the National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meetings since 2015. For the first time, a RON Meetup will take place at the 2018 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.