OFCM

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

 

TCORF/70th IHC Presentations

TCORF/70th IHC Summary Report

Day 1: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Welcome: Dr. William Schulz, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research
Special Speaker: VADM Manson K. Brown, USCG (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction, and NOAA Deputy Administrator

Session 1: Tropical Cyclone Operations: Challenges in 2015; New products and services planned for 2016 and 2017; New/revised requirements for research.

Session Leader: James Franklin (NHC)

Session 2: Critical Operational Information Technology: Ongoing joint development
Session Leader: Mark DeMaria (NHC)

Session 3: Research to Operations (R20) Activities, Part 1: Key Federal research and R2O intended to improve forecasts
Session Leader: Frank Marks (HRD)

Session 4: Research to Operations Activities, Part 2: JHT
Session Leader: Shirley Murillo (HRD)

Day 2: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Invited Panel and Audience Discussion 1
Topic: Observing Systems: What should our operational airborne “fleet” comprise in 2030? Subjects to include platforms (manned and unmanned), instrumentation, and applications supporting operations
Panel Moderator: Jim McFadden (AOC)

Panelists:

Invited Panel and Audience Discussion 2
Topic: Observing Systems: New satellite data and applications for tropical cyclone operations by 2025: Agency and Interagency plans
Panel Moderator: Mike Brennan (NHC)

Panelists:

Invited Panel and Audience Discussion 3
Topic: What are the most promising short-term and long-term steps we can take to improve operational tropical cyclone forecast models?
Panel Moderator: Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan (Gopal) (HRD)

Panelists:

Working Group for Hurricane and Winter Storms Operations and Research (WG/HWSOR) Meeting, chaired by Dr. Edward Rappaport (NCEP/NHC).

Day 3: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Final Plenary Session
Session Leader: Jud Stailey(OFCM)

Presentation of the Richard H. Hagemeyer Award,Dr. William Schulz, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

Dr. Lynn "Nick" Shay accepting the Richard Hagemeyer Award
  • This year's winner: Dr. Lynn "Nick" Shay, RSMAS
  • 2015: Mr. Edward Fukada, JTWC
  • 2014: Mr. John Pavone, 53rd WRS/CARCAH
  • 2013: Dr. James D. McFadden, NOAA/AOC
  • 2012: Mr. Jeffrey Hawkins, NRL
  • 2011: Dr. Peter Black, NRL/SAIC
  • 2010: Dr. James Goerss, NRL
  • 2009: Dr. Mark DeMaria, NOAA/NESDIS
  • 2008: Mr. Robert Dumont, OFCM/STC
  • 2007: Mr. Charles J. Neumann
  • 2006: Dr. Joanne Simpson
  • 2005: Dr. Frank D. Marks, Jr., NOAA/HRD
  • 2005: 53rd Weather Reconaissance Squadron
  • 2005: NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
  • 2004: Mr. Max Mayfield, NOAA/NHC
  • 2003: Mr. Chris Velden, University of Wisconsin
  • 2002: Dr. Russ Elsberry, NPS

Special Panel Discussion: New IHC Format - Where do we go from here?

Panel Moderator: Dr. William Schulz, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

Panelists:

  • NOAA AOC: James McFadden
  • ONR: Ron Ferek
  • USAF: Mike Gremillion
  • NSF: Pat Harr
  • RSMAS: Nick Shay
  • JTWC: Bob Falvey
  • CPHC: Thomas Birchard
  • AFRES/53 WRS: Jonathan Talbot