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NOAA starts nationwide listening sessions

UPDATED: November 9, 2018. Details for the November 26, 2018 listening session in Madison, Wisconsin have been added.
July 19, 2018

Top agency leaders will embark on a series of public conferences held across the nation from August through November 2018.  

Science, service and stewardship are at the heart of NOAA's diverse mission.

These meetings will provide information about the implementation of the Department of Commerce’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, and also offer you the opportunity to give your input. Topics will include the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, reducing the seafood trade deficit, and supporting maritime commerce, fisheries, recreation, and tourism. 

Preliminary details are listed below. Times and locations will be posted on this site in advance of each meeting. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to listen.sessions@noaa.gov at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date. 

Meetings: Schedule, locations, and topics

Thursday, August 30, Norman, Oklahoma
Agenda: To discuss the implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model.  

Friday, August 31, Juneau, Alaska
Agenda: To discuss opportunities to reduce the nation’s seafood trade deficit. 

Monday, September 10, St. Petersburg, Florida
Agenda: To discuss advancing commercial and recreational fisheries, technology development and tourism.

Thursday, October 4, Seattle
Agenda: To discuss the implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model. 

Monday, October 22, Charleston, South Carolina
Agenda: To discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, reduce the seafood trade deficit, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Thursday, November 1, Raleigh, North Carolina
Agenda: To discuss the implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model.  

Friday, November 9, San Diego
Agenda: To discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, promote domestic aquaculture production, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone. 

Monday, November 26, Madison, Wisconsin 
Agenda: To discuss the implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model.

Varsity Hall, Union South
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1308 W. Dayton Street  
Madison, WI

  • Doors open at 2:00 pm CT
  • Listening Session Begins at 2:30 pm CT
  • Listening Session Ends at 4:00 pm CT