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Dialogue on a NOAA Climate Service
Friday, June 4, 2010

From the National Academy of Public Administration:

Congress has asked the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to analyze organizational options for establishing a Climate Service at NOAA. This study will be used to inform NOAA's ongoing work on this topic. A critical component of the Academy's study is to identify mechanisms to fully engage stakeholders that could be utilized by a Climate Service to effectively fulfill its mission.

We would like to invite you and your associates to participate.

For 14 days, beginning on Monday, June 14th, the Academy will host an online dialogue to inform our study, which will be delivered to NOAA, Congress, and the public in September 2010.

The dialogue is being hosted by the Academy, a congressionally chartered, non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps tackle government's toughest management challenges. The dialogue is a unique opportunity for you to interact in an online forum with a wide variety of stakeholders who have been actively engaged in NOAA's climate activities by generating, discussing, and voting on the participants' best ideas, tools, and approaches for engagement.

In preparation for the Dialogue, we would like to ask you to do four things to help us spread the word about the NAPA Climate Service Dialogue:

  1. Sign up! - The Dialogue will launch on June 14th. Until then, you can sign up to receive email updates at
    www.NAPAclimatedialogue.org

  2. Promote the Dialogue by emailing your organization's stakeholders and professional contacts, inviting them to participate in the Dialogue, placing an announcement on your organization's website or in your newsletter.

  3. Leverage your social media tools by placing an event announcement on your or blog, Facebook page or on your Twitter account. Follow us on Twitter at @NAPAclimatedlg, and become a fan on the "Dialogue on a Climate Service" Facebook page to receive event reminders and updates. To make it easy, we've even counted the characters for you. Please post to Twitter:

    The Climate Service Dialogue starts on June 14th! Learn more @ www.NAPAclimatedialogue.org, follow @NAPAclimatedlg, pls RT!

  4. Participate in the Dialogue by setting aside some time between June 14th and June 28th to log in to the Dialogue at www.NAPAclimatedialogue.org and join the conversation!

For more information check out our one-page summary of the Dialogue. If you have additional questions about the Climate Service Dialogue, or if you have recommendations for other groups to contact, please email climatedialogue@napawash.org.

Thank you in advance for joining the discussion and sharing your innovative ideas.

Warm regards,

The Climate Service Dialogue Team





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