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General Information

All Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12:00pm - 1 p.m. in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring.

For remote access: Audio: Dial toll-free US 866-833-7307, participant code is 8986360#. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 742656968. Passcode is brownbag. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts. During the presentation, please mute your phone by pressing *6.

Interested in presenting?: Contact Judith Salter (301-713-2600 ext. 135) or Library Reference (301-713-2600 ext. 157). Please send a title of the proposed presentation, an abstract of the presentation and a speaker bio, in advance of the presentation, so that we can reserve your desired presentation time on our NOAA Central Library Events calendar. Photos that reflect the topic of the upcoming brown bag seminar are appreciated and will be used to advertise the brown bag seminar in the library and on the NOAA Libraries Facebook page.

Technical information for presenters: The librarian will set up the space for the brownbag seminar in the library, including the A/V equipment and Polycom, and monitor the online chat. We do ask that you arrive by 11am if at all possible, to allow for scanning of the USB drive (if you are not submitting the PowerPoint via GoogleDrive). You are welcome to embed a video within your presentation, but we can't guarantee that we archive embedded media due to file size limitations. Please note that QuickTime videos are no longer supported by NOAA IT.

Archived Seminars

A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars and their accompanying Powerpoint presentations, with audio as available, can be found on the Archive Brown Bags page.

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Upcoming Seminars

Library Brown Bag documentary viewing: West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands (Part 3 of 3)

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Directors: Peter S. Seaman and Brent Sumner

Producer: Sam Tyler

Presented by: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Santa Cruz Island Foundation

About the film:Often called the Galapagos of North America, the eight Channel Islands lie in plain sight of millions of people off the Southern California Coast. Yet few know their names or even how many there are. And fewer still know the fascinating tales of those who've lived, worked, discovered, surfed, dived, rached, wrecked or were rescued on these unique and beautiful islands.

Part 3: Return The dramatic efforts to restore and preserve the Channel Islands. From Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh's devotion to saving Santa Cruz Island to the confrontation of preservationists and animal rights activists over the fate of unique Island species.

Remote access via webinar will be available for a limited number of users. Please join us in the Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library.


A presentation on Risk Communication Strategies and Research by Dr. Timothy L. Sellnow and Dr. Deanna D. Sellnow, sponsored by NOAA's Chief Economist and the Office of Performance, Risk and Social Science (PRSS)

Date: Thursday, August 4th 2016 from 10:00am-11:30am

Speakers: Dr. Timothy L. Sellnow and Dr. Deanna D. Sellnow

Abstract: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Chief Economist and the Office of Performance, Risk, and Social Science would like to invite NOAA staff across all line offices for a presentation on effective risk communication. The objectives of this presentation are: Develop an understanding of risk communication key concepts: including inoculation, uncertainty reduction, and self-efficacy. Discuss specific risk communication recommendations for communication practitioners. Advance knowledge of social science to create effective impact based messaging. Participants can expect to: Identify/list/document the key concepts and topical research areas associated with risk communication. Identify the needs of the user community related to risk. Identify steps to move forward.

About the Speakers: Timothy L. Sellnow is a professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sellnow's research focuses on bioterrorism, pre-crisis planning, and strategic communication for risk management and mitigation in organizational and health settings. He has conducted funded research for the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Geological Survey. He has also served in an advisory role for the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization. He has also published numerous referred journal articles on risk and crisis communication and has co-authored five books on risk and crisis communication. Dr. Sellnow's most recent book is entitled, Theorizing Crisis Communication. Dr. Sellnow is a recipient of the National Communication Associations Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Research. Deanna D. Sellnow is a professor of communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sellnow's research focuses on strategic instructional communication in a variety of contexts including risk, crisis, health, and online settings. She has conducted funded research for the United States Geological Survey, Department of Homeland Security, and Centers for Disease Control and Protection. She has also collaborated with agencies such as the International Food Information Council about food security across the globe. She has published her work in numerous refereed articles in national and international journals, as well authored or co-authored several textbooks including Effective Speaking in a Digital Age, Communicate!, and The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture.

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


NOAA Line Offices Brown Bag Series: A special session for Knauss Fellows

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

Speaker: Richard Merrick, Scientific Programs and Chief Scientific Advisor, NOAA Fisheries

Abstract: These brown bags are your opportunity to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the NOAA Line Offices, and to ask career questions of NOAA leadership in a small group setting.

About the Speaker: Dr. Merrick began serving as Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor in 2011. In this capacity, he leads NOAA Fisheries' efforts to provide the science needed to support sustainable fisheries and ecosystems and to continue the Nation's progress in ending overfishing, rebuilding fish populations, saving critical species, and preserving vital habitats. As the head of NOAA Fisheries' scientific operations, Dr. Merrick directs NOAA's six regional Fisheries Science Centers, including 30 laboratories. He joined NOAA Fisheries in 1985 as a marine mammal staff scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. In 1997, he transferred to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, where he initially served as Branch Chief for Protected Species, and then as Chief of the Resource Evaluation and Assessment Division where he directed the Center's assessment, ecological, and social science research for fish and protected species. He has led various regional and national efforts to improve fishery and protected resources science, and has broad experience in dealing with a wide variety of controversial fishery and protected species issues. Dr. Merrick holds a Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Washington; M.S. degrees in Biological Oceanography and in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University; and an M.S. in City and Regional Planning and a B.S. from Clemson University.

Remote access via webinar will be available for current Knauss Fellows. Please note that there is a special telephone number and passcode (1-866-708-8444 ; 5628772) with only 20 available spots for current Knauss fellows, so we encourage current Knauss fellows to attend in person. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 740635667. Current Knauss fellows should contact Sean Bath or Judith Salter for the special passcode. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts.


Cetacean Research and Conservation in Taiwan, with A Focus on the Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) Population

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker:Lien-siang Chou, Ph.D., Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract:The presentation starts with a summary of whale and dolphin resources in the seas around Taiwan and a brief history of cetacean research and conservation there. The discussion then focuses on the studies and current status of the IUCN critically endangered population of the East Taiwan Strait (ETS) Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis), also known as the ETS Chinese white dolphin, off the west coast of Taiwan. In addition, the talk highlights some recent conservation progresses on the marine protect area for the ETS Chinese white dolphin population, concerns on potential impacts from planned offshore wind farms construction in the area, and proposed monitoring and mitigation measures as well as future conservation studies.

About the Speaker:Dr. Lien-siang Chou is a professor at the National Taiwan University's Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the founder and past president of the Taiwan Cetacean Society. Professor Chou's research interests include cetacean morphology and genetic phylogeography, comparative study of life-history strategies, fisheries interaction, and impacts from whale watching. Since 1990, Professor Chou and her lab have been actively involved in both research and conservation of cetaceans, as well as operating a cetacean stranding response network in Taiwan. Professor Chou received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in zoology from the National Taiwan University and her Ph.D. degree in Ecology from the University of California, Davis.

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Improving Estimates of Earth's Energy Imbalance

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Gregory C. Johnson, Oceanographer, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Abstract: Earth is gaining energy owing to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and the ocean's large thermal inertia. This energy gain, an essential diagnostic of global warming and attendant sea level rise, is difficult to measure directly, being the small difference of absorbed incoming solar radiation and thermal infrared radiation emitted to space. With over 90% of this energy gain warming the oceans, the most accurate way to quantify it is to measure increases in ocean temperatures (along with the smaller contributions from other parts of the climate system). In 2005 the international global Argo array of autonomous robotic profiling floats first achieved sparse near-global coverage of the upper half of the ocean volume. Combining the heat uptake in the upper half of the ocean volume from 2005 through 2015 from Argo with previously published estimates of heat uptake trends in other parts of the climate system, primarily the deep ocean, allows an estimate of the total heat uptake rate for Earth's climate system over that decade. This rate anchors a satellite-observed estimate from the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES), which requires an in situ baseline. Year-to-year variations of upper ocean heat uptake and CERES energy imbalance are well correlated during this time. This agreement between two completely independent and complementary measures of Earth's energy imbalance bolsters confidence in each. The next biggest (and growing) term and uncertainty in the global energy imbalance is deep ocean warming. Measurements there could be improved by implementing Deep Argo.

About the Speaker: Dr. Gregory C. Johnson is an Oceanographer at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography in 1991. His research group observes the global ocean both from ships (WOCE, CLIVAR/CO2 repeat hydrography, GO-SHIP) and profiling floats (Argo). He analyzes observations from a variety of instruments and platforms to study large-scale ocean distributions of temperature, salinity, other water properties, currents, and their variability, as well as the ocean's roles in climate. He is a lead or co-author of over 100 refereed scientific journal articles. He has contributed to the Global Oceans chapter of annual State of the Climate Report as an author since 2005 and an editor since 2014. He served as a lead author for the contribution of Working Group One to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 2010-2013. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and awarded the Georg Wüst Prize by the German Society for Marine Research.

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


NOAA Line Offices Brown Bag Series: A special session for Knauss Fellows

Date: Wednesday, September 7th 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Louis Uccellini, NWS

Abstract: These brown bags are your opportunity to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the NOAA Line Offices, and to ask career questions of NOAA leadership in a small group setting.

About the Speaker: Dr. Louis W. Uccellini is the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services NOAA and Director of the National Weather Service. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day civilian weather operations for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas. Prior to this position, he served as the Director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for 14 years. He was responsible for directing and planning the science, technology, and operations related to NCEP's nine centers. He was the Director of the NWS Office of Meteorology from 1994 to 1999, Chief of NWS's Meteorological Operations Division from 1989 to 1994, and section head for the Mesoscale Analysis and Modeling at the Goddard Space Flight Center's Laboratory for Atmosphere from 1978 and 1989.

Remote access via webinar will be available for current Knauss Fellows. Please note that there is a special telephone number and passcode (1-866-708-8444 ; 5628772) with only 20 available spots for current Knauss fellows, so we encourage current Knauss fellows to attend in person. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 740635667. Current Knauss fellows should contact Sean Bath or Judith Salter for the special passcode. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Brown Bag: Enterprise Risk Management panel discussion [postponed until late September]

Date: TBA

Speakers: TBA

Abstract:TBA

About the Speaker: TBA

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Additional seminars are scheduled through the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series

 

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