Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Rockefeller Institute Severe Weather Forum

With just a week to go before the Rockefeller Institute's half-day program, Facing the Storm: Preparing for Increased Extreme Weather in Upstate New York, event organizers have announced that, due to overwhelming demand, the program has been moved to the University at Albany Campus Center Ballroom. The event is scheduled for Monday, April 14th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

This program is designed to showcase the research of the University at Albany's Atmospheric Sciences Department on prospects for upstate severe weather and to provide a forum for the emergency response community to discuss what they need to do to prepare for anticipated meteorological events.

Featured presenters include Congressman Paul Tonko and Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Other panelists include meteorologists from the University at Albany, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and emergency responders from throughout New York State.

Facing the Storm was developed by the Nelson A.Rockefeller Institute of Government, the University at Albany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and the New York State Emergency Management Association, in cooperation with the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

The event is free and open to the public but, due to demand, reservations are required. Campus parking is, additionally, provided. To register, contact Michele Charbonneau at michele.charbonneau@rockinst.suny.edu or (518) 443-5258. The deadline for registration is April 10th.

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