This week, I’m participating at the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. AMS is a membership organization that promotes atmospheric and related science. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New Perspectives, Opportunities, and Tools.” The National Ocean Service plays an important role in helping coastal communities prepare for, respond to, recover from, and be more resilient to extreme weather.
On Thursday morning, I will participate on the panel, “ The President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy.” I look forward to joining experts from AMS, the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and NOAA’s National Weather Service on the panel. We will discuss ways to improve the use of federal science and technology resources as well as the strategies that have been developed to reduce current and future vulnerabilities to natural hazards.
Holly A. Bamford, Ph.D.
Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal
Zone Management, National Ocean Service