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Resilience Armchair Discussion offered June 23 and is co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences' Resilient America Roundtable and NOAA
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Building Resilience through Science:
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and the Honorable Samuel Adams in an Armchair Discussion

June 23, Noon-1 p.m. ET
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Trends over the last several decades show that weather-related disasters and other extreme events are happening more frequently and resulting in greater losses, costs and damages. Environmental Intelligence creates opportunities for communities to look ahead and become more societally, economically and ecologically resilient. But what does "resilience" mean to communities, and what kinds of information, tools and data do communities need to make decisions that will increase their resilience and minimize their risks?

On June 23, Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, administrator, NOAA, The Honorable SamuelAdams, former mayor of Portland, Oregon and current director of the US Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, and Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, president, National Academy of Sciences, will start to answer these questions when they sit down for an armchair discussion about building resilience through science. Mr. Joseph Witte, climate communicator at NASA Goddard, will moderate this conversation.

This Resilience Armchair Discussion is co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences' Resilient America Roundtable and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. During the one-hour conversation, the speakers will discuss:
  • What does resilience mean to communities and what are the issues that are driving resilience at local, regional and national levels? How can we increase collaboration at all levels of government?
  • What types of data and information are needed by communities, businesses and governments to make long-term resilience decisions? What is the state-of-the-science in terms of measuring and predicting impacts to our environment, society and economy?
  • How does climate change affect resilience in the future? What is the appropriate planning horizon to hedge the biggest risks yet to come? How do officials incorporate best available data and factor in uncertainty into short-term and long-term decision-making?

Join the discussion via webcast. Attendance in-person is limited, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-registered basis.

Use the following link to register for attending the discussion at the NAS Building:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/resilientamerica/pga_165988

Use the following link to register for the Video Webcast:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/resilientamerica/pga_165985


We look forward to seeing you there.


Lauren A. Augustine
Director
Office of Special Projects
Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events
Policy and Global Affairs
National Academy of Sciences





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