Notable in Norman this week

NOAA Central Region Team Meeting
The NOAA Central Region team meeting will be held in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. NOAA is expanding its existing regional coordination and communication efforts with a shift towards Regional Collaboration, which adds the component of integrating program activities to address NOAA’s priorities at both the national and regional scale. The purpose of regional collaboration is to improve NOAA’s productivity and value to customers, using existing authority and accountability structures. The team seeks to identify and apply NOAA’s full range of capabilities, within and across regions, to design the best, geographically-specific solutions for customers. Information about the team goals and projects will be presented during an employee briefing.

National Severe Weather Workshop
Over 300 severe weather forecasters, emergency managers, severe weather enthusiasts and the broadcast media are expected to attend the 2008 National Severe Weather Workshop in Norman, Okla. this week, March 6-8. This is the seventh year of the conference that offers a national forum to share information and techniques for public safety during severe weather. The theme of the 2008 Workshop is “From Readiness to Recovery.” NOAA NWS, OAR, the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association and the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association host the NSWW. More information can be found at:

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