Value of NOAA Disaster Preparedness Workshop

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Value of NOAA Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Silver Spring, MD

Due to the curent COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop is being postponed.

This workshop is made possible through the partnership with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) and particularly the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in cooperation with the Coastal Response Research Center.


The primary objective of this meeting will be to:

  • Develop a framework (e.g., methodologies, datasets, metrics) for assessing the value of NOAA preparedness for response to coastal disasters,
  • Estimate the current value of NOAA disaster preparedness considering:
    • Cost/impact of internal NOAA operations, and
    • Cost/impact to coastal community/economy (e.g. consumers of our services, restoration of navigation).

Agenda: pending

Participants: by invitation only


Silver Spring Civic Center

1 Veterans Plaza

Silver Spring, MD 20910


Nearby hotels for your own lodging arrangements:

Courtyard by Marriott - 301.589.4899

Hampton Inn Silver Spring - 301.588.5887

Sheraton Silver Spring - 301.589.0800

Doubletree by Hilton - 301.589.5200


Value of Preparedness, Resources for OR&R's Disaster Preparedness Program, Will Neuenswander (2019)

Definitions of Prepareness, Kate Wheelock, NOAA OR&R Disaster Preparedness Program

Steering Committee Members

Kate Wheelock, NOAA Disaster Preparedness Program

Autumn Lotze, NOAA

Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Lisa Colburn, NOAA

Jason Murray, NOAA

Will Neuenswander, NOAA

Danielle Schwarzman, NOAA



Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager.