Building a Weather-Prepared Nation

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 11, 2015) — UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Science (DAES) and the Atmospheric Science Research Center (ASRC) will host Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) and NOAA Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, today at 1 p.m. to discuss building a weather-ready nation.

National Weather Service's Louis Uccellini at UAlbany

Dr. Louis Uccellini

The discussion will be held in University Hall, Room 110.

In line with Governor Cuomo’s efforts to position New York as a leader in emergency preparedness, our University is building the nation’s most expansive mesonet weather network and developing the country’s first College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

Cuomo addressed the urge for better preparation in his 2015 State of the State Address. “Extreme weather has become the new reality, and my administration is committed to making New York State as prepared as possible for the next major storm,” said the governor.

As UAlbany continues to partner with NWS on several critical endeavors, Dr. Uccellini will share his insight into how better preparation assists decision-makers, including emergency management, water resource communities, health officials, and others. He will also address how strategic priorities are being aligned at the NWS to meet these present challenges and opportunities.

The campus community is invited to attend, but seats are limited, so be sure to register here to reserve a spot.

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