CLEAN Teleconference Call June 9, 2020

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Extreme Weather, Climate & Community Resilience Summits for Broadcast Meteorologists & Climate Literacy Conversation & Engaging Students to Work with Other Students Around the Corner or Around the World

Abstract: The goal of this presentation is to engage CLEAN and gather some feedback on an evolving new approach to engaging broadcast meteorologists and their viewers regionally.

StormCenter Communications and its partners recently produced award-winning stories for NOAA. The Promise of JPSS is a recent Telly Award winner for excellence in communicating effective messages from a government customer and tells the story of the usefulness of satellite data from the perspectives of actual users. You can view The Promise of JPSS (10:55) here: https://youtu.be/eulPPfwexaE

In 2017, StormCenter's production: The Promise of GOES-R was featured in the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, exposing the incredible impacts that GOES-R had in its first year in orbit while being tested for operational deployment. You can view The Promise of GOES-R (8:51) here: https://youtu.be/AT-DnFqVp_4

StormCenter has also recently produced an award winning series for Celebrity Cruise Lines in the Galapagos with Chief Science Advisor for the Galapagos and Author Dr. Ellen Prager. These short videos bring science to the passengers during their awesome exploration experiences which include an on-board lab where the sand from different islands can be analyzed...the sand is different on each island. You can see Web of Life here: https://youtu.be/WClcWhu7GPg (Dr. Prager's latest series, designed for middle school kids, is her Wonderlist Adventure Series with the first book "Escape Galapagos" was recently published. The fiction series is designed to excite kids in mystery and adventure while teaching them about science and climate change).

Bio: Dave spent nearly a decade (1990s) as an on-air broadcast meteorologist for NBC4 in Washington, DC, appeared on NBC's Today Show multiple times and designed and launched the very first TV weather website in the nation, WeatherNet4 (1995). He also co-organizes and hosts the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, a national summit that brings together TV meteorologists and scientists to advance TV meteorologist's understanding and communication of extreme weather impacts and climate science to build a more resilient nation. With NASA support StormCenter delivered the 2017 solar eclipse LIVE to an audience of millions from Salem, Oregon. With support from NOAA and NASA StormCenter has also produced a live-streamed workshop for broadcast meteorologists in conjunction with the 2016 launch of GOES-R advanced weather satellite from Kennedy Space Center. Dave is frequently invited to make keynote presentations to groups across the nation and stresses the importance of integrating science and earth observing results into the decision-making process to improve resilience to extreme weather and the impacts of a changing climate. Dave has also worked for the nation's leading private weather company and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

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