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Under-forecasting summer temperature extremes can cause load swings that might cost as much as $75-200 per megawatt hour.

- Monica Hale, "Economic Significance of Improved Environmental Forecasting: Energy and Insurance Sectors," Imaging Notes, Spring 2007

NOAA Data and Information for a Changing Climate:
A Conference for Public and Private Sector Users

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2007

8:30 Registration
Coffee, tea, juice, and other breakfast refreshments will be available outside the meeting room.
9:00 Introductory Remarks
Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., Director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
9:05 Welcome
The Honorable Terry M. Bellamy, Mayor, Asheville, North Carolina
9:15 Opening Remarks
William J. Brennan, Deputy Assistant for International Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Acting Director, Climate Change Science Program and Chair, Subcommittee on Global Change Research (Invited)
9:25 Establishing the Context for Climate Change Considerations
Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., Director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (confirmed)
9:35 Keynote Address-Transportation Focus
Henry Gerard Schwartz, Jr., Senior Professor, Washington University in St. Louis; Member, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council (invited)
10:00 Break
10:30 Working Groups

Energy
Chair: Robert Correll, Ph.D., Global Change Director, The Heinz Center (invited)
Rapporteur: Anne Waple, Science Writer/Editor, NOAA/NCDC (confirmed)
Expert Panel:
  • Lisa Beal, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (invited)
  • Bill Fang, Deputy General Counsel and Climate Issue Director Edison Electric Institute (invited)
  • Monica Hale, Sustainability Director, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (confirmed)
  • John Novak, Executive Director, Federal and Industry Activities, Environmental and Generation Sectors, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (invited)
  • Thomas R. Wilbanks, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (invited)

Insurance
Chair: Carl Hedde, President, Munich Re North America (confirmed)
Rapporteur: Eileen Shea, Director, NOAA Integrated Data and Environmental Applications Center (confirmed)
Expert Panel:
  • David Carttar, Manager, Spatial Data Products Development, Risk Management Solutions (invited)
  • Margaret A. Davidson, Director, NOAA Coastal Services Center (confirmed)
  • Richard J. Murnane, Ph.D., Program Manager, Risk Prediction Initiative, Bermuda Biological Station for Research (invited)
  • Roger Pulwarty, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA (invited)
  • Tim Reinhold, Director of Engineering and Vice President, Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) (invited)
  • Jay McGuin, AIR Worldwide (invited)

Transportation
Chair: Henry Gerard Schwartz, Ph.D., Senior Professor, Washington University in St. Louis (confirmed)
Rapporteur: Marjorie McGuirk, Meteorologist, National Partnership Liaison, NOAA/NCDC (confirmed)
Expert Panel:
  • Steven Barnum, Commissioned Officer, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA; Team Lead, Commerce/Transportation Goal Team (invited)
  • Alan C. Clark, Manager, Transportation and Air Quality Programs, Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC); Director, H-GAC Metropolitan Planning Organization (invited)
  • Geraldine Knatz, Director, Port of Los Angeles (invited)
  • John A. "Jack" May, Director, Aviation Weather Center, NOAA
  • William P. Mahoney, III, Director, Weather Systems and Assessment Program, Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR; Chair, Board on Enterprise and Economic Development, American Meteorology Society (invited)
  • Paul Pisano, Maintenance Decision Support System, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (invited)

12:00 Lunch
1:00 Luncheon Speech-Energy Focus
Tom Fry, President, National Oceans Industries Organization (invited)
2:00 Working Group Sessions (Continued)
3:30 Break
4:00 Working Group Sessions (Continued)
5:00 Adjourn

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007

8:00 Breakfast of Working Group Chairs and Rapporteurs
8:30 Registration
9:00 Introductory Remarks
Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., Director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (confirmed)
9:05 Keynote Address-Insurance Focus
Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association of America (confirmed)
9:45 Report of the Working Groups: Insurance
10:15 Report of the Working Groups: Energy
10:45 Break
11:00 Report of the Working Groups: Transportation
11:30 Next Steps and Comparison
Eileen Shea, Director, NOAA Integrated Data and Environmental Applications Center (confirmed)
11:45 Summary Remarks
Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., Director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (confirmed)
Noon Adjourn
1:30 NCDC Tour


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