Posted on August 16, 2018
A three-day NOAA OAR/ESRL and NOAA Cooperative Science Center Collaborative meeting was hosted by the ESRL Director Dr. Robert Webb and his team and coordinated by Dr. Robert Cifelli on August 13-15, 2018, in Boulder, CO.
The purpose of the meeting was to initiate new collaborations and strengthen existing ones with NOAA-OAR’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and its different divisions— particularly Physical Sciences and other divisions including Chemical Sciences, Global Systems and Global Science Divisions.
“NOAA Cooperative Science Centers collaborate with NOAA Scientists and Researchers across the Agency to engage in NOAA mission science and social science and train the future skilled and diverse workforce for the Agency and the Nation…”
The meeting kicked off with ESRL and CREST/NERTO overview presentations by Robert Webb (ESRL/PSD) and Shakila Merchant (NOAA/CREST) respectively, followed by several presentations by both CREST scientists/students and PSD scientists on the first two meeting days.
To engage NOAA/OAR ESRL/PSD scientists, leadership/management with NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies ( www.noaacrest.org) and other NOAA Cooperative Science Center (CSCs to create and/or enhance existing research and educational collaborations focused on water cycle and resource management for CSC researchers and the students especially from underrepresented minority communities.
A luncheon meeting with all ESRL Division directors on the 2nd day led to the discussions on the existing and future scope of research and education collaborations across ESRL laboratory.
The third day of the meeting was dedicated to the National Water Model demonstration and deliberations on future collaborations and engagement in the areas of mutual interests such as— drought, flooding, food, and snow that ties into the NOAA renewed missions of
"Weather, Water and the Blue Economy".
Plans to reconnect at the upcoming AGU and AMS meetings and initiate monthly brown-bag series brought the three-days meeting to an enthusiastic end!
The meeting certainly set a path forward for NOAA/ESRL/PSD and NOAA CREST to stay connected and meaningfully engage in advancing NOAA’s science, social science and education missions.
CREST Scientists: Reza Khanbilvardi, Shakila Merchant, Rafael Solis Rodriguez, Tarendra Lakhankar, Jonathan Muñoz, Indrani Pal,
CREST Students: Equisha Dian Glenn, David Melecio Vazquez,Jean Pierre Valle, Aris Fernandez
NOAA/OAR/PSD Scientists: Robert Webb, Roger Pulwarty, Richard Lataitis, Robert Cifelli, Kelly Mahoney, Robert Zamora, Mimi Hughes, Jungho Kim, Mike Hobbins, Andy Hoell, Gary Wick, Lynn Johnson,
Other ESRL Division Directors: Kevin Kellerher-GSD, James Butler – GMD, and David Fahey—CSD.
More information on NOAA/ESRL/PSD and NOAA CREST Center, please contact: Robert Webb, NOAA/OAR/ESRL Director, 303-497-5942 and Reza Khanbilvardi, NOAA CREST Director, 212.650.8009
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