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Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
Virtual workshop  August 17-21, 2020

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Thursday, August 20 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
6B: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement - Part 2

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Link to Recording: link to video file on Google Drive
Slides: presentations folder on Google Drive

Co-Chairs: Chris Lauer, Michael Brewer, Meka Laster

The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are provided in the right format and to the right people. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding R&D efforts to improve our data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.

Poster: In Real Life: How Social Media Propelled One Study (link to poster)
Jennifer Fulford, Greg Hammer, Ge Peng, Tom Maycock, Mark Essig, Andrea Andersen, Trinity Foreman

Poster: Adding Relatability to Science Communications (link to poster) 
Trinity Foreman, Greg Hammer, Jennifer Fulford, Andrea Andersen

Presentations (abstracts in this Google Doc):
  1. A oneNOAA Model for Service Delivery: A Proven Framework for Integrating Decision Support and Service Delivery
    Ellen Mecray, Nicholas Schmidt, Kate Abshire, Karen Bareford, Brenna Sweetman, Kat Hawley, Claudia Nierenburg, Thanh Vo Dinh, Nancy Beller-Sims
  2. Using NRDD data in decision-making process and NRDD’s process for user engagement 
    Meka Laster, Laura Newcomb, Gary Matlock
  3. Extending the value of foundational data for observing system portfolio management
    Becky Baltes, Martin Yapur, Jennifer Webster, Lewis McCulloch
  4. From Data to Decisions: Use of NOAA Datasets in the Fourth National Climate Assessment 
    Katharine M. Johnson, Sarah M. Champion, Linda B. Copley, Angel Li, Laura E. Stevens, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Jessicca Griffin
  5. Climate Scenarios and Their Use in Decision-Making 
    Kenneth E. Kunkel, David R. Easterling
  6. Poster Presentations
    Jennifer Fulford and Trinity Foreman


Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI

Meka Laster

Program and Policy Analyst, NOAA OAR Office of Science Support
Please take a look at the NOAA Research and Development Database (NRDD): https://researchprojects.noaa.gov/NRDD-Login?ReturnUrl=%2f

Chris Lauer

Economist, Office of Chief Economist


Thursday August 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT