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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: Getting started with EndNote

Date: Thursday, June 16, 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 the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write.

To register for online access to this live group EndNote training session, please register individually using this link: https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=t8235485e34de2e26ec9efbcecc399ba4

Each attendee logging in will need to register in advance because each person receives a unique link to the class-and only one person can use that link.

You are also welcome to follow the online presentation along with Librarian Judith in the brown bag area of the library.


Brown Bag: NOAA's Risk Roadmap: Possible Routes to Success

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speakers: Dr. Tony Wilhelm, Chief Risk Officer and Director of NOAA's Performance, Risk, and Social Science and LaTaiga Proctor, PMP, Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager, U.S. Census Bureau

Abstract: Effective Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) allows visibility and management of risks that exist at every level of an organization and enables organizations to generate greater value in achieving strategic and operational priorities. Dr. Wilhelm will update us on the status and maturation activities of NOAA's ERM program. LaTaiga Proctor, U.S. Census Bureau's ERM Program Manager, will describe the leading-edge ERM Playbook the Census Bureau has rolled out.

About the Speakers: Dr. Tony Wilhelm, Chief Risk Officer and Director of NOAA's Performance, Risk, and Social Science Office within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Tony oversees our efforts to develop a sustainable, robust and efficient risk management program at the corporate/enterprise level. He most recently worked in the private sector on enterprise strategic planning and risk analysis in cloud application services. Prior to that, Tony served as Chief of Staff (Acting) of DOC's National Telecommunications and Information Administration where he spearheaded performance management, risk analysis, and strategic planning for the agency and ran its Recovery Act broadband grant programs. Tony earned his Ph.D. in public policy from the Claremont Graduate University's School for Politics and Economics, and his M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

LaTaiga Proctor, Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager, Office of Risk Management Program Evaluation, U.S. Census Bureau. Ms. Proctor developed a model ERM program for the Census Bureau that is advanced, award winning, and recognized across the federal government. The framework includes an ERM plan, policy, and system. Ms. Proctor has nearly 20 years of Federal Government experience, and 10 years of private sector experience. Ms. Proctor has a BA in Sociology and a MS in Finance from the University of Maryland.

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, July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Russell Callender, Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service and Glenn Boledovich, Policy Director, NOS

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. Russell Callender is the Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service. Dr. Callender brings more than 20 years of science, policy, and management experience that includes senior positions in Sea Grant and two line offices in NOAA. Glenn Boledovich is the policy director for NOAA's National Ocean Service. He manages a team of policy and program analysts overseeing ocean and coastal policy development and implementation, including congressional relations, legislative analysis, interagency coordination and constituent relations. He began his career at NOAA in 1995 as a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow. He is a Harry S Truman Scholar and graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law.

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 Amanda Netburn 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 (rescheduled from June 16th)

Date: Thursday, July 7th, 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, July 21, 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: early August 2016 (date TBA) at 12:00pm 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.


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: [Abstract is embargoed prior to research publication appearing in late June.]

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.


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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