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NOAA to host listening session in Seattle

Agency seeking input for implementation of Strategic Plan
October 1, 2018
Science, service and stewardship are at the heart of NOAA's diverse mission.

NOAA is conducting a series of listening sessions across the United States to receive public input regarding the implementation of the Department of Commerce's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. One of the goals in the Strategic Plan is “Strengthen U.S. Economic and National Security by Reducing Extreme Weather Impacts.” NOAA has a critical role in implementing this goal through the implementation of the Weather Research Forecasting and Innovation Act of 2017, which includes advancing science and technology innovation, improving weather research to operations, developing a community-based weather model and advancing seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasts.

Dr. Neil Jacobs, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, will discuss NOAA’s efforts to improve weather research to operations, develop a community-based weather model and advance seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasts. His remarks will be followed by a period for public comments. This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on implementation of these and other NOAA and Department of Commerce priorities.

WHAT:
NOAA listening session

WHEN:  
Thu., Oct. 4
Doors open 1:30 p.m. PDT
Listening session begins 2:00 p.m. PDT
Media should arrive on site no later than 1:30 p.m. PDT

WHERE:
University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building
Auditorium 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA 98105

WHO:
Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction

Key Topic:
To discuss NOAA’s efforts to improve weather research to operations, develop a community-based weather model and advance seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasts.

Media RSVP:
Media interested in viewing the public session or to request an interview with the NOAA speaker must RSVP to listen.sessions@noaa.gov by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wed., Oct. 3.