1. Weather-Climate Extremes and the Built Environment are the centralized organizing theme of this year’s meeting; Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath have served to focus American minds on this global challenge. This session helps pull the whole subject together.
2. The panelists will incidentally give you a look at the workings of one of the most interesting and least-known interagency coordinating mechanisms run out of the White House… the National Science and Technology Committee and its Subcommittee for Disaster Reduction.
3. You’ll hear a great set of speakers, including Tamara Dickinson from OSTP and Holly Bamford who runs NOAA’s National Ocean Service, along with Michael Goodman from NASA and Kevin Werner from NOAA’s National Weather Service.
4. You’ll engage them, provide your inputs, and in that way contribute to Sandy rebuilding by sharing your perspective. By coming, you make all of us smarter… and maybe improve our chances of heading off the next catastrophe or accelerating future recovery efforts.
Hurry! You just have time to make it.