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Join USGCRP at AMS 2024

January 17th, 2024

The Fifth National Climate Assessment and federal climate services coordination will figure prominently in USGCRP events at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 28 – February 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. USGCRP is hosting three presidential sessions, a poster session focused on the NCA5, and a fireside chat with Dr. Jane Lubchenco, OSTP’s Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment, in addition to a variety of other presentations and discussions.

We hope to see you at AMS 2024. If you have any questions, please email Engagement@usgcrp.gov

MONDAY, January 29

Expanding and Enhancing Climate Information and Services for Climate Resilience: A Whole-of-Government Framework and Action Plan 

Type: Presidential Session, Panel Discussion
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location: Ballroom I, 400 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center
Co-chairs/Speakers: Julian Reyes, USDA/OSTP/USGCRP; Kristen Averyt, Brookings West UNLV
Panelists: Michelle Hawkins, NASA; Kevin Werner, FEMA; and Alexis Pelosi, HUD

Expanding and Enhancing Climate Information and Services: A Whole-of-Government Framework and Action Plan I

Type: Oral Presentation joint with the 19th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and 12th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Location: Holiday 5, Second Floor, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Chair: Julian Reyes, USDA/OSTP/USGCRP
Co-Chairs: Sean Bath, NOAA; Emily Sylak-Glassman, NASA; Carolyn Enquist, USGS
Presenters: Haley Crim, NOAA; Wayne Higgins, NOAA; Anjuli S. Bamzai, Ph.D., NSF; Sean Bath, NOAA; and Stephanie Schollaert Uz, Goddard Space Flight Center

Expanding and Enhancing Climate Information and Services: A Whole-of-Government Framework and Action Plan II

Type: Oral Presentation joint with the 19th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and 12th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Location: Holiday 5, Second Floor, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Chair: Julian Reyes, USDA/OSTP/USGCRP
Co-Chairs: Sean Bath, NOAA; Emily Sylak-Glassman, NASA; Carolyn Enquist, USGS
Presenters: Bradley M Hegyi, NASA; Stephanie Granger, NASA-JPL/CalTech; Mark Osler, NOAA; Meredith Muth, NOAA; Gretel Follingstad, CIRES; and Roger S. Pulwarty, NOAA


TUESDAY, January 30

Climate and Society Poster Session 2

Time: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hall E, 100 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center

  • NCA5 Chapter 1 Overview -  Alexa Jay, USGCRP/ICF

  • NCA5 Chapter 9 Coastal Effects - John Callahan, NOAA

  • NCA5 Chapter 11 Agriculture, Food Systems, and Rural Communities - M.H. Cosh, USDA

  • NCA5 Chapter 14 Air Quality - S. Pusede, University of Virginia

  • NCA5 Indicators - Laura Stevens, North Carolina State University

  • NCA Atlas - TBD


WEDNESDAY, January 31

The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Centering Science and People

Type: Presidential Session, Oral Session
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location: Ballroom I, 400 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center
Chair: Allison Crimmins, EPA/OSTP/USGCRP
Co-Chairs: Chris Avery, Aaron Grade, and Allyza Lustig, USGCRP/ICF

The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Key Scientific Themes and Process Innovations

Type: Oral Session joint with the 19th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice and 12th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Holiday 4, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor  
Chair: Chris Avery, USGCRP/ICF
Co-Chairs: Allison Crimmins, EPA/OSTP/USGCRP; Allyza Lustig and Aaron Grade, USGCRP/ICF
Presentations: 

  • Overview of the Adaptation and Mitigation Chapters of the Fifth National Climate Assessment - Caitlin Fiona Simpson, NOAA

  • Editing the Fifth National Climate Assessment - Mark Essig, North Carolina State University

  • Calibrated Language: Communicating Confidence and Likelihood in the Fifth National Climate Assessment - Aaron Grade, USGCRP/ICF

  • Metadata Process and Presentation in The Fifth National Climate Assessment - April Dawn Lamb, North Carolina State University

  • The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Hawai’i and US-Affiliated Pacific Islands Region - Abby Gail Frazier, Clark University

  • Southern Great Plains - Renee A. McPherson, University of Oklahoma


THURSDAY, February 1

NCA5 and the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the United States

Type: Oral Session under Session 13 Assessing Climate Risk
Time: 9 – 9:15 a.m.
Location: Latrobe, First Floor, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Presenter: Marcus Sarofim, EPA

INVITED KEYNOTE: The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Understanding Risks and Informing Responses

Time: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Presenter: Allison Crimmins, EPA/OSTP/USGCRP

Fireside Chat: Administration's Priorities on Climate and Global Change

Type: Joint Session with the Presidential Conference and Forum on Climate Linked Economics
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location: Ballroom I, 400 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center
Chair: Stephen B. Bennett, The Demex Group 
Host: Mark Papier, AT&T’s Principal Meteorologist
Speaker: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Deputy Director for Climate and Environment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Guests: Allison Crimmins, EPA/OSTP/USGCRP; Solomon Hsiang, OSTP; Brad Colman, AMS; and Stephen B. Bennett, The Demex Group

Climate Links to Finance and Operational Decision-Making 

Type: Oral Session
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Location: Latrobe, First Floor, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Chair: Jason Cordeira, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Presentations: