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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

Pilot Societal Outcome Indicators for the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Program

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 9am-11am

Speaker: Dr. Lou Nadeau, Ph.D., Economist and ERG Vice President

Abstract: The National Weather Service and The Office of Performance, Risk, and Social Science would like to invite NOAA staff across all line offices for a presentation on societal outcome indicators for the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Program. This presentation will describe the work being done to design societal outcome indicators for the National Weather Service's (NWS's) Weather Ready Nation (WRN) program. NWS routinely tracks a set of internal performance metrics related to efficiency and accuracy such as "false alarm rates" and forecast accuracy. NWS, however, has become more interested in measuring its impact on societal outcomes. In this presentation, I will discuss the steps we took to design societal outcome measures for the WRN program, including the design and implementation of data collection efforts. We developed four sets of societal outcome metrics under the project: measures of public knowledge, measures of public preparedness, measures of the actions taken by the public once an event occurs, and measures of the reduced impact on weather-related injuries. A key aspect of the design was to leverage existing data sources within NWS for cost-effective long-term implementation. Although the initial focus of the work was on WRN, the results of the project can be seen as having a broader application to many NWS activities that are centered around providing information with the goal of influencing individual behavior.

About the Speaker: Dr. Lou Nadeau, a Ph.D. economist and ERG vice president, is an expert in econometrics, statistical analysis, survey design, and process analysis. Lou developed and currently manages ERG's program evaluation and performance measurement practice, which focuses on two areas: evaluating the impacts of federal programs (including developing performance metrics) and valuing ecosystem services. Government agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Labor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Commission for Environmental Cooperation have used Lou's services to learn where their programs are making impacts, discover ways to improve program effectiveness, and provide a data-based foundation for enhanced management decision-making.

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


Library Brown Bag: EndNote X7.7

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Online and in-person

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Class summary: This class will cover EndNote X7.7


Brown Bag Seminar: IOOS (postponed from September 13th)

Date: October 2016 (date and time, TBA) EST

Speaker: Carl Gouldman, Deputy Director, IOOS

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, 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.


Library Brown Bag: Demo of EndNote X8 and the differences between EndNote X7 and X8

Date: [tentatively scheduled], Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Online and in-person

Trainer: Donna Kirking, EndNote Trainer, ThomsonReuters

Class summary: This class will demonstrate EndNote X8 and highlight the differences between EndNote X7 and X8


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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