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

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Friday, August 21 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
7B: Maximizing the value of NOAA data through user engagement - Part 3

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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. Putting NOAA’s Social Science Research to Work: Current State and Future Directions 
    Dr. Gina Eosco, Michele Olson
  2. Putting NOAA Data to Work for Economic Valuation
    Jeffrey Wielgus, Jeffery Adkins, Chris Lauer, Monica Grasso
  3. Utilizing data from the NOAA IR, bibliometrics and RPTS to inform decisions
    Sarah Davis, Jennifer Fagan-Fry
  4. Weather and Water Data: How GIS applications bridge the gap between data and information to aid critical decision-makers
    Danny Gant
  5. Using Cloud-Based GIS Technology to Enhance NWS Core Partner Weather Impact Hazard Awareness & Communication
    Jared Allen, Kris Felt, Steve Amons
  6. NCEI Customer Engagement Analytics for COVID-19 
    Tamara Houston, Jenny Dissen, Annette Hollingshead


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


Gina Eosco


Ellen Mecray

Physical Scientist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Climate Information Services Branch

Sarah Davis

Senior Bibliometrics Librarian, NOAA Central Library
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Jared Allen

Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Cheyenne, WY

Tami Houston

Tamara Houston has served as the National Partnership Liaison for NCEI’s Regional Climate Services Program since June 2013. In this role, Tamara serves as the technical lead for the six Regional Climate Center contracts and as an ex-officio member of the American Association of... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT