The theme for the 2010 NOAA in the Carolinas is: Making the regional climate services connection: Information and products to support climate adaptation in the Carolinas. The meeting will identify climate adaptation projects and strategies currently deployed in North Carolina and South Carolina as well as emerging data and services that may benefit the Carolinas.
2010 Meeting Objectives:
The meeting registration website is: https://www.regonline.com/ninc_2010_meeting. The agenda, hotel and meeting location, and call for abstracts are all available on the registration website. The registration fee is $100 and covers the cost of the meeting as well as breakfast and lunch on April 21 and 22.
- Identify and promote climate related decision support services that NOAA currently provides, including existing data sets and derivative products available to NOAA and its stakeholders to support climate research and adaptation management efforts.
- Identify gaps in current climate services, information and data, by target user communities, and identify new related initiatives.
- Highlight outreach mechanisms for promoting and improving understanding of climate and climate related issues, and identify new activities.
- Determine how the Carolinas fits into the big picture and how do we make data relevant to stakeholders.
A very important part of the NOAA in the Carolinas meeting will be the Carolinas Climate Adaptation Activities Showcase. In this event, posters will be presented sharing climate adaptation research and climate services projects in the Carolinas. The concepts and activities shown in the posters will result in more focused discussion in breakout sessions, connecting attendees to existing climate products and services, suggesting growth areas for climate research, data, products and services, and advancing understanding of regional and sector climate impacts and risks.
You are invited to submit an abstract for a poster to be included in the Carolinas Climate Adaptation Activities Showcase. Abstracts should be 350 words or less, and should be submitted during the registration process. Abstracts must be submitted by April 2.