4th Annual NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Summit 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 and Thursday, April 20, 2023 ​​​​​​​
A Virtual Event

The 4th annual NOAA Hurricane Preparedness and Readiness 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: 

Previous Reports:

2023 Objectives

  • 1) Identify innovative solutions and strategies for improvement, including those that address challenges identified in previous hurricane seasons.  

    2) Fortify NOAA’s capacity across Personnel, Mission, and Infrastructure (PMI) to support hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery. 

    3) Facilitate effective hurricane preparedness and response through improved coordination across NOAA and with our federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal partners. 

Register for each day of this event:

You must register separately for both sessions. Click here for Summit registration: Wednesday and Thursday





      Summit Day 1
  Summit Day 2
  • Opening, Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center
  • Welcome, Jainey Bavishi, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Deputy NOAA Administrator
  • Partnerships and Coordination
    • Aaron Parker, NOAA OR&R, Emergency Response Division
    • Jennifer McGee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marine Debris Coordinator
    • Paul Williams, FEMA Reg 4, Emergency Services Branch
    • Richard Lavigne, U.S. Coast Guard D7, Incident Management Preparedness
  • Contingency/COOP Planning
    • Sally Palmer, University of Texas, Marine Science Institute
    • Jonathan Gordon, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
    • Alyson Finn, NOAA OR&R Disaster Preparedness Program
    • Jessica White, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center
  • Showcase Technological Innovations, Tools and Resources
    • Matt Chasse, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
    • ERMA In Dept Review, Jay Coady, NOAA OR&R Spatial Data Branch
    • NOAA's Disaster Recovery Tracker, Autumn Lotze, NOAA OR&R DPP
    • Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper In Depth Review, Russell Jackson, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

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
  • Kyla Breland, NOAA DPP
  • CAPT Chris "Bubba" Sloan and John McGowan, NOAA HSPO
  • Lisa Symons, NOAA ONMS
  • Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager