NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Summit for 2022

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NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Summit for 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to Thursday, April 21, 2022
A Virtual Event

The third annual NOAA Hurricane Summit is made possible through the partnership with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) and the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in cooperation with the Coastal Response Research Center. For more information, please see previous events here: NOS Hurricane Summit 2021 and NOS Hurricane Summit 2020.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from 2021 hurricane season;
  • Become knowledgable 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; and
  • Understand the gaps given the current limitations.

2022 NOAA Hurricane Summit Report Appendix here>>

AGENDA: here>>

PRESENTATIONS:

Session 1 - Wednesday 20 April - Enhancing support of state and federal partners for the 2022 Hurricane Season by focusing on the readiness of NOAA's Personal (People), Mission and Infrastructure (PMI)

Opening, Overview and Logistics, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Centr (CRRC), Univrsity of New Hampshire

Welcome:

Benjamin Friedman, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations (DUSO)

Scott Lundgren, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R)

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

Setting the State:

Cody Fritz, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center (NHC), Storm Surge Unit

CDR Joseph Newcomb, U.S. Public Health Service, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Resilient Communications

Gretchen Hirt, Jefferson Parish (LA) Public Information Office

Christopher Guilbeaux, Louisiana Governor's Office of Ohomeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LA GOHDEP)

Storm Specific Lessons Learned:

CAPT Chris "Bubba" Sloan, NOAA Homeland Security Program Office (HSPO)

Charlie Henry, Kate Wheelock, NOAA OR&R Disaster Preparedness Program

CDR Megan Guberski, NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Navigation Response Branch

Conveying Severity of Risk, Mike Brennan, NOAA National Weather Service

Facility and Staff Readiness:

CAPT Chris "Bubba" Sloan, NOAA Homeland Security Program Office (HSPO)

Ben Schott, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)

Compounding Stressors (Pandemic Fatigue/Mental Health), CDR KJ Green, NOAA OMAO Office of Health Services

Session 2 - Wednesday 20 April - Pacific Islands Session - Addressing the unique challenges to NOAA's Personnel, Mission and Infrastructure in the Pacific Islands during Hurricane Season

Opening, Overview and Logistics, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Centr (CRRC), Univrsity of New Hampshire

Welcome:

Benjamin Friedman, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations (DUSO)

Genevieve "Genny" Miller, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)

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

History of Climatological Impacts, Eric Lau, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)

Setting the Stage, Marcus "Landon" Aydlett, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS)

Infrastructure Challenges, LCDR James Hodges, United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Communication Challenges, Laura Kong, International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC)

Supply Chain Challenges, Tiare Eastmond, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Session 3 - Thursday, April 21 - A Sampling of Tools

Opening, Overview and Logistics, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Centr (CRRC), Univrsity of New Hampshire

Overview of Tools and Resources, Charlie Henry, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

Pre-Storm Landfall Phase Arrival, Office of Coastal Management (OCM) Digital Coast, Russell Jackson, NOAA OCM

Storm Landfall Phase, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO_OPS) Products, Paul Fanelli, NOAA CO-OPS

Planning and Inventory Phase - Post Storm Assessment, Remote Sensing, Maryellen Sault and Mike Aslaksen, NOAA National Geodetic Survey (NGS)

Implementation Phase - Response Activities:

Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA), Jay Coady, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

Vessel and Debris Response (VaDR), Mark White, Research Planning, Inc (RPI)

 Pre-Storm and Recovery Phase:

NOAA Response Asset Directory (NRAD), Leah Odeneal, NOAA Office of Response & Restoration

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

UNH Coastal Response Research Center - Hurricane Pre-Summit Survey Report (2022)

Disaster Related Tools from NOS and Partners (2022) NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Disaster Preparedness Center.

NOAA Collects and Distributes Emergency Response Imagery (2022) NOAA National Geodetic Survey.

National Shoreline (2022) NOAA National Geodetic Survey.

Tonga Volcanic Eruption #1(2022) USAID

Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami #2- Situation at a Glance(2022) USAID

STEERING COMMITTEE:

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

Matthew Chasse, NOAA OCM

Eric Lau, NOAA NWS

Leah Odeneal, NOAA DPP

CAPT Chris "Bubba" Sloan, NOAA HSPO

Lisa Symons, NOAA ONMS

Charles Wisotzkey, NOAA NRT

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

 

Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager