<i>NOAA Data and Information for a Changing Climate: A Conference for Public and Private Sector Users</i>

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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore the challenges and opportunities you, your business, and your government face as a result of changing climate conditions. These discussions will take place November 5-6, 2007, at the NOAA Data and Information for Climage Change: A Conference for Public and Private Sector Users, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Over the past year, climate change has been a mainstay in the news worldwide. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, along with numerous other studies on the potential impacts of climate change, have convincingly demonstrated the climate is changing and the best climate data and information are critical to all types of decision-making.

This conference will focus on energy, insurance, and transportation sectors. These discussions will consider all NOAA data, not just climate data, because many data and information products are needed to respond to climate change.

I hope you will join us in November.


Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr.
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Under Secretary of the Commerce for
Oceans and Atmosphere

Cooperating Organizations:

Reinsurance Association of America

Sponsored by: NOAA National Climatic Data Center/Organized by: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies