NOS Hurricane Summit 2021

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NOS Hurricane Summit 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021
A Virtual Event

Monday June 21 and Wednesday June 23, 2021

1:00-5:00 pm ET


NOS Hurricane Preparedness Summit 2021 Report (released August 2021)


  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from 2020 hurricane season
  • Become knowledgeable about Standard Personnel, Mission, and Infrastructure (PMI) topics
  • Work towards improving consistency in response between federal and state partners
  • Recognize future challenges for next hurricane season 
  • Understand the gaps given the current limitations 


NOAA GoTo Webinar - Click here for Summit registration 

AGENDA: here>>


Opening, Overview and Logistics, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Summit Objectives and Context, Charlie Henry, NOAA OR&R, Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

Setting the State: NWS National Hurricane Center, Cody Fritz, NOAA NWS NHC

Setting the Stage: Office of Health Services, CAPT Christian Rathke, USPHS

Preparedness & Response Lessons Learned

Chip Kasper, NOAA NWS Key West, FL

CDR Matthew Jaskoski, NOAA Atlantic MOC-A

CDR Chris Sloan, NOAA OMAO

Keith Laakkonen, NERRS

Savannah Turner, NOAA OR&R

Lauren Nash, NWS Slidel/New Orleans, LA

Geno Olmi, SECART

Melissa Woehle, FL DEP

Mike Aslaksen, NOAA NGS

Emergency Support Function (ESF) 3/10

Brad Benggio, NOAA OR&R

Adam Davis, NOAA OR&R

Jason Rolfe, NOAA OR&R, Marine Debris Program

Steve Goldstein, NOAA Liaison to FEMA HQ


 Opening, Overview & Logistics, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Managing Pandemic Fatigue

Moderator: Savannah Turner, NOAA OR&R

Randy Ashmore, Gallagher Marine

LCDR Kasey Arguelles, U.S. Coast Guard

CDR KJ Green, U.S. Public Health Service

Case Studies: Unreliability of Loss of Utilities and COOP

Jace Tunnell, University of Texas At Austin Marine Science Institute

Jeffrey Evans, NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

Coordinating Deployment Logistics

LCDR Megan Guberski, NOAA Navigation Response Team

Paul Fanelli, NOAA Center of Operational Oceanographic Producst and Services

Doug Helton, NOAA OR&R

Virtual and In-Person Incident Command Lessons Learned

LCDR Erica Brewton, USCG Sector Mobile

Jonathan Gordon, NOAA ONMS

Kate Wheelock, NOAA OR&R, DPP

Melton Gaspard, Lousiana's Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency

James "Nick" Russo, FEMA

Looking Ahead to 2021 Hurricane Season

Capt Anne Lynch, Noaa Homeland Security Program Office



The 2021 Hurricane Pre-Summit Survey Results here>>

Coordination Objective for Reviewing and Improving Emergency Support Function here>>

Disaster Preparedness Senior Guide (a resource created by Senior Living) here>>


Click here to learn more about the 2020 NOS Hurricane Summit.



Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Charlie Henry, NOAA OR&R Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

Brad Benggio, NOAA OR&R ERD, SSC

Matthew Chasse, NOAA OCM

Jeff Cupo, NOAA NWS

LT John Kidd, NOAA NRT 

Lisa Symons, NOAA ONMS

Cory Rhodes, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

Katie Perry, Coastal Response Research Center, University of New Hampshire

LCDR Megan Guberski, NOAA OMAO



Questions? Please contact Katie Perry, CRRC Project Research Specialist