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April 23 Coastal Hazards Reduction Workshop



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AN INVITATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Developing and Effectively Using Tools 
 to Reduce Our Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards

April 23, 1998
Washington, DC

American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.  20009
202­462­6900
 

 PRELIMINARY AGENDA  --  Thursday, April 23

8:00	Registration


8:30	Welcome and Introductions

	 Bill Hooke ­ Director, The U.S. Weather Research Program
		Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
		National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
			
	Opening Remarks

	D. James Baker ­ Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere
		National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
		U.S. Department of Commerce
	C. Peter Magrath ­ President  
		National Association for State Universities and Land
		Grant Colleges


9:00	Panel 1: Vulnerability and Risk

	Moderator:	 
	Jeff Williams ­ Director, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
		United States Geological Survey	
		U.S. Department of the Interior

	Panel Members:

	Betty Morrow ­ Research Associate, International Hurricane
			Center, Florida International University
	Ron Eguchi ­ President, EQE International, Inc.
	Roger Pielke, Jr. ­ Scientist, Environmental and Social Impacts
			Group National Center for Atmospheric Research

10:30	Break

11:00	Panel 2: Lessons Learned

	Moderator:
	 Kishor Mehta ­ Director, Wind Engineering Research Center
		Texas Tech University

	Panel Members:
	Liza Bowles ­ President
		National Association of Home Builders Research Center
	David Reynolds ­ Chief, Forecasts Operations Branch
		National Centers for Environmental Prediction/NOAA
	Don Geis ­ Independent Consultant
		Geis Design/Research Associates

12:30	Lunch (provided for those who register)

1:30	Panel 3: Measures for Success

	Moderator:
	 S. Shyam Sunder ­ Director ­ Structures Division
		National Institute of Standards and Technology
		U.S. Department of Commerce

	Panel Members:
	Mark Demaria ­ Chief, Technical Support Branch
		National Hurricane Center
		National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration	
	Todd Davison ­ Director, Mitigation Division
		Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region IV
	Diana McClure ­ Director, Showcase Communities and Special
		Projects
		Institute for Business & Home Safety
	Nick Keller ­ Co­director
		Joint Center for Sustainable Communities
		National Association of Counties

3:00	Break

3:30	Panel 4: Building Partnerships

	Moderator:
	Doug Wheeler ­ Secretary of Natural Resources
		State of California

	Panel Members:
	Frank Nutter ­ Chief Executive Officer
		Reinsurance Association of America
	Mike Armstrong ­ Director, Mitigation Directorate
		Federal Emergency Management Agency
	Doug Buck ­ Director, Division of Housing and Community
		Development, Florida Department of Community Affairs

5:00	Adjourn

Symposium results and recommendations will be delivered in the form of a
briefing on April 24th to members of Congress and their staff.

SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS:

· National Association for State Universities and Land Grant Colleges/
Board on Oceans and Atmosphere
· University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
· Institute for Business and Home Safety
· National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

REGISTRATION:

The following information is needed to confirm your participation:

Name:

Organization:

Address:

Phone:

fax:

e­mail:


Your registration will be accepted via letter, e­mail or facsimile by
April 10:

Gale Moody­Peek
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South  Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC  29405
803­974­6313 (fax)
gpeek@csc.noaa.gov

For more information contact:

Gale Moody­Peek
803­974­6231
gmoody@csc.noaa.gov