This Fall 2021, NOAA West is launching a photo contest to collect photos from students in 5th through 12th grades that represent climate change or climate impacts in their communities. Winning photos and responses from NOAA climate experts will be shared on this site in the Spring 2022. Spread the word!
On July 30 the NOAA West and Central Regional Collaboration Teams hosted a unique webinar where nine NOAA colleagues each had one slide and three minutes to share experiences and information on NOAA's role compared to other agencies, fire weather forecasting, available and emerging satellite tools, and post-fire impacts like air quality and flooding related to burn scars. Check out the recording to learn more!
NOAA West Regional Collaboration Team hosted a series of short presentations showcasing some of NOAA’s cross-disciplinary contributions to the complex local, state, and federal response to 2020’s historic wildfires. Six speakers from several NOAA line offices and partner organizations discussed topics such as: family evacuation preparedness, value-added products for NOAA predictive models, incident meteorology during the pandemic, critical incident stress, post-fire flooding and debris flow, and wildlife implications for Endangered Species Act- listed species.
NOAA West is hosting its first cohort of participants for the NOAA West Leadership Program. The pilot run of the program offers a focus on NOAA culture, regional cross-LO networking and learning opportunities, and support for new and emerging leaders. NOAA West selected a cohort of 18 GS 11-14/Band III and IV participants from an applicant pool of ~85 employees from Line and Staff Offices in the NOAA West geographic area. Over 20 senior leaders from all LOs in the region volunteered to teach leadership courses. The 12-month program began in May 2021 and will conclude in May 2022. A second run of the program will begin in October 2022.
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