26 – 27 April 2021 | Virtual Attendance

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Pre-Workshop Primer – Day 1 (Monday), 9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT

 The organizers (Forrest Masters, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida, and Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) will lead a short, informal session to help individuals who have limited experience with hurricane field reconnaissance or the NHERI program familiarize themselves with the programs and activities that will be discussed during the workshop

  • This event is ideal for PhD students, post-docs, new faculty, faculty that work outside of the associated core disciplines, or anyone else who is “new” to the discussion 
  • If you plan to join the Pre-Workshop Primer, please contact Susan Triana

Workshop Day 1 (Monday). All times shown in EDT.

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM. Welcome, overview, and workshop charge

Led by Forrest Masters, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida

10:10 AM – 12:30 PM. Research fieldwork plans and campaigns

Moderated by Mike Biggerstaff, Professor, University of Oklahoma

  • Digital Hurricane Consortium (DHC, 85 min)
    • StickNet, John Schroeder, Professor, and Brian Hirth, Research Faculty, Texas Tech University
    • Mobile Smart Wind Engineering Research Facility (mSWERF), Frank Lombardo, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Florida Coastal Monitoring Program and Project Sentinel, Forrest Masters, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida
    • Storm wave measurements, Andrew Kennedy, Professor, University of Notre Dame
    • Mobile research facilities, Kevin Knupp, Professor, University of Alabama-Huntsville 
    • Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS), Mike Biggerstaff, Professor, University of Oklahoma, and Sean Waugh, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
    • Doppler on Wheels, Josh Wurman and Karen Kosiba, Adjunct Professors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Jean Paul Pinelli, Chelakara Subramanian, and Steve Lazarus, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance (NEER) Program (40 min)
    • NEER overview, Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • Ocean wave, surge, flow and salinity observations, Steve Elgar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • Wave, surge, vegetation and sediment interactions, Jim Chen, Professor, Northeastern University
    • Inundation, geomorphology, and groundwater observations, Anner Paldor, Post-Doc, University of Delaware
    • Geotechnical measurements, Navid Jafari, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
    • Geomorphology and engineering, Katherine Anarde, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ryan Mieras, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM. Working Lunch or Coffee Break

  • This time will be used to facilitate open discussion between field programs and to promote any regional or local efforts

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM. Research fieldwork plans and campaigns Cont.

  • The USGS Storm-Tide Monitoring Program (Robert Mason, 15 min)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Field coordination and logistics discussion

Led by Britt Raubenheimer, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Introduction of the SHORELINE (SHared Operational REsearch Logistics In the Nearshore Environment) directory (10 min)
  • Breakout rooms discussions led by state and regional coordinators (35 min). Discussion points:
    • Development of community ground rules for collaboration 
    • Logistics, e.g., permitting, assistance with deployment and retrieval, etc. 
    • A separate breakout room will cover national (not regional/local) issues 
  • 15 mins. Rapid report outs (cover 2-3 most important discussion points)

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Opportunities to leverage NSF NHERI resources

Led by Jennifer Bridge, Associate Professor, University of Florida 

  • Joy Pauschke, Program Director, NHERI, NSF (5 min) 
  • NHERI overview and science plan, Julio Ramirez, Professor and Director of the NHERI NCO, Purdue University (10 min) 
  • Integrating field and lab research through the NSF NHERI experimental facilities (EF, 75 min) 
    • Boundary layer wind tunnel modeling at the University of Florida EF, Jennifer Bridge, Associate Professor and Director 
    • Full-scale wind load testing at the Florida International University EF, Amal Elawady, Assistant Professor, and Steve Diaz, Site Operations Manager, Florida International University
    • Water flume/basin modeling at the Oregon State University EF, Dan Cox, Professor, Program Director, and Pedro Lomonaco, Director of the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory 
  • Break (10 min)  
  • Supporting field research with NHERI community resources (80 min). Note: NEER will be covered in the morning session 
    • Data archival and real-time communications through Design-Safe, Ellen Rathje, Professor and Director, University of Texas at Austin 
    • Instrumentation support and data processing/visualization through the RAPID, Joseph Wartman, Professor, University of Washington
    • Damage assessment coordination through StEER, David Roueche, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Data Standards, Auburn University 
    • Validation of hazard impacts through the SimCenter’s Regional Workflows for Hurricane Loss Estimation, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Associate Professor and StEER Director, University of Notre Dame
    • Interdisciplinary coordination through CONVERGE, Rachel Adams, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder 

Workshop Day 2 (Tuesday). All times shown in EDT.

Passcode: 931169

10:00 – 10:10 AM. Second day welcome

Led by Forrest Masters, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida 

10:10 – 10:30 AM. National Hurricane Operations Plan

Presented by Michael Brennan, Branch Chief, Hurricane Specialist Unit, National Hurricane Center

10:30 – 10:50 AM. How field researchers can support the mission of the National Hurricane Center

Presented by Brian Zachry, Science Operations Officer, National Hurricane Center 

10:50 – 11:10 AM. NOAA/AOML/HRD’s Hurricane Field Program

Presented by Heather Holbach, Post-Doctoral Scientist, and Jason Dunion, Associate Scientist, NOAA Hurricane Research Division 

11:10 – 11:30 AM.  NOAA Coastal Act Program

Presented by Nicole Kurkowski, NOAA Office of Science and Technology Integration 

Community needs and broader impacts panels

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Panel 1: Coastal conservation and storm damage reduction

Moderated by Charles Grisafi, Southeast Regional Preparedness Coordinator, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration 

  • Rebecca Beavers, Coastal Geology and Adaptation Coordinator, National Park Service  
  • Jane Smith, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), US Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Heidi Stiller, South Regional Director, NOAA Office of Coastal Management 
  • Susan White, Executive Director, North Carolina Sea Grant

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lunch OR COFFEE BREAK

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Panel 2: Coordination with NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)

Moderated by John Schroeder, Professor, Texas Tech University 

  • Scott Cordero, Meteorologist in Charge, Jacksonville WFO 
  • Pablo Santos, Meteorologist in Charge, Miami WFO 
  • Andy Patrick, Meteorologist in Charge, Lake Charles WFO 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Panel 3: Coordination with State Agencies & Federal-University Partnership Programs

Moderated by Christine Angelini, Associate Professor, University of Florida

  • Ralph Clark, Coastal Engineer, State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection 
  • Fred Hay, Sapelo Island Manager, State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources 
  • Spencer Rogers, Coastal Construction and Erosion Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Panel 4: Coordination with INDUSTRY

Moderated by Kurt Gurley, Professor, University of Florida 

  • Marty Bell, Chief Science Officer, WeatherFlow 
  • Tom Sabbatelli-Goodyer, Director, Event Response, Risk Management Solutions 
  • Eric Williford, Senior Scientist and Manager, Operational Forecasting, RenaissanceReRisk Sciences 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Panel 5: Disaster Response

Moderated by Bryan Koon, Vice President, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM 

  • Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) 
  • Anne Cope, Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) 
  • Jason Mitchell, Senior Manager, Verizon Crisis Response Team 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Panel 6: Coordination with Federal Post-Windstorm Investigations

Moderated by Marc Levitan, Research Wind Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology 

  • Dan Bass, Architect and Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Manager, Building Science Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency 
  • Maria Dillard, Acting Director of National Institute of Standards and Technology Disaster and Failure Studies 
  • Manny Perotin, Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith  
  • Scott Tezak, Vice President, DHS Division, Atkins 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Panel 7: Crisis Communications

Moderated by Mark Taylor, President, MDT and Associates 

  • Matthew Sitkowski, Science Editor-in-Chief, The Weather Channel
  • Dave Hennen, Senior Meteorologist and Executive Producer, CNN Weather 
  • Leslie Hudson, Chief Meteorologist, MyRadar 
  • John Lawson, Executive Director, Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) 
  • Mike McClain, SVP/GM, FOX Weather

4:00 – 4:05 PM. Closing

Led by Forrest Masters, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, University of Florida 

4:05 PM – 5:00 PM. Open discussion (optional)

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