Event date: 1/10/2016 Export event
The upcoming American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting, with "Earth System Science in Service to Society" as a guiding theme, will see many presentations by CPO staff, demonstrating the breadth and mission-orientation of CPO's programs and integrated information systems.
The Seventh Conference on Environment and Health will feature a Core Science lecture on One Health by Juli Trtanj, and presentations by Hunter Jones, Frank Niepold, and Roger Pulwarty - addressing issues including health early warning, extreme heat (NIHHIS), climate-linked disease monitoring, climate and health education, and urban aspects of climate and health. The Conference on Environment and Health will be opened with a keynote by Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc - Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. DeSalvo earned her MD and MPH at Tulane University, and has a strong connection to New Orleans, including serving as Senior Health Policy Advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu from 2011 - 2014, contributing greatly to post-Katrina recovery of the health sector.
Other AMS conferences will feature talks by several other CPO staff including Pulwarty's presentation on the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Heather Archambault's presentation on prediction and predictability along the weather-climate continuum, Nancy Beller-Simms' presentation on NIDIS and drought early warning, Adrienne Antoine's presentation on resilient coastal communities and ecosystems, Caitlin Simpson's presentations on RISA's work with drought indicators as well as methods of engagement within the RISA program, and Diane Stanitski's presentation on the need for an Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System. Meredith Muth will co-chair a session on "Opportunities, Obstacles, and Evolving Solutions for Transboundary Climate Services: Experiences from the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP)".
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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