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NASA Disasters Program, Coastal Hazards Initiative


WHAT and WHY:     This workshop will identify challenges and gaps in the incorporation of remote sensing and modeling into coastal hazards decision-making, and will assist NASA to build capacity for research and disaster response related to individual and cascading coastal hazards.

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

WHO: This workshop is by invitation only for members of the disasters science community, including federal, state and local government representatives and academia.

WHERE: Room 101, National Institute of Aerospace 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666.  Ample parking is available.  Workshop participation also via WEBEX.


Meeting number: 990 762 628

Meeting password: SH3a8X6$

WEBEX participants will need this Dial-in number for audio:
844.467.6272 and Passcode: 697573#.

AGENDA: The workshop will consist of morning presentations followed by a working lunch and two working sessions in the afternoon.


8:00AM    Registration and Coffee
8:30        Welcome, Rosemary Baize, Deputy Director for Science, NASA LaRC
8:40        NASA Disasters Program Overview, John Murray, NASA Disasters Program
9:00        Local and Regional Efforts, Michelle Hamor, USACE Norfolk District
9:30         Weather Forcing and Precipitation, Andrew Molthan, NASA MSFC
10:00        NC and VA Flood Manager’s Perspective, John Dorman, NC EM, Mark Slauter VDEM
10:15    Coffee Break
10:30        Coastal Storm Surge Modeling, Derek Loftis, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
11:00    Optical Flood Mapping, John Murray and  Lillian Sun, NASA & George Mason University
11:15    SAR Flood Mapping and Change Detection, Jordan Bell, NASA MSFC
11:30    Land Subsidence Mapping, Ben Hamlington, Old Dominion University
11:45    Infrastructure Impacts, Brad Ball, NASA LaRC
12:00    Working Lunch (Sandwich Delivery)
12:00    Cascading Hazards 1, Oil Spill, Jordan Bell and John Murray, NASA
12:15    Cascading Hazards 2, Transportation Impacts, Alan Strasser, DOT
12:30    Cascading Hazards 3, Public Health Hazards, Kent Ross, NASA DEVELOP Program
12:45    Coffee Break
1:00        Charge to Working Sessions, Mark Slauter, VA Department of Emergency Management
1:15    Working Session 1: Identify core demonstration capabilities and representative cases.
2:30        Working Session 2: Overall concept development & proposal development assignments
3:45        Discussion and consensus
4:30        Adjourn



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