The theme of the 18th Annual Colour of Weather reception is “Connecting the Dots… An
(i)nterdisciplinary, (i)nternational, and (i)nclusive Approach to Collaboration, Networking, and Diversity”.
All are welcome!
Our nation is vulnerable to a plethora of extreme weather events due to changes in the climate. The more frequent water extremes such as flooding, and an increasing number of wildfires have amplified the need to connect the dots for better understanding and heightened resilience to these events. The example provided in the theme of the conference, sea level rise combined with the migration of people to the coastal regions exacerbates the impacts of hurricane/typhoon landfall and tsunamis. To provide a macro and micro examination of such events, it is imperative that we take an interdisciplinary approach by collaborating with social scientists, working with our international colleagues and partners, and ensuring that all efforts are inclusive of our most vulnerable and underrepresented populations do not fall through the cracks. All of this can occur by connecting the dots.
Colour of Weather was formed from an aspirational goal for greater inclusion and access of people from all backgrounds in the Geosciences. We do not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in any of our activities or operations.
The event is co-sponsored by the NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M); the Graduate Program in Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University; the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at Pennsylvania State University; the Department of Earth Sciences at Millersville University; the Department of Meteorology at University of Oklahoma; and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
For additional information, please contact Dr. Vernon Morris (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).