Monday, April 23, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

NDMC Calendar and Event Listing

Events

North American Drought Monitor Forum

April 30-May 4, Calgary, Canada

Trilateral advances in the North American Drought Monitor will be the focus of this forum. NDMC staff attending the meeting include Mark Svoboda, Deborah Bathke, Brian Fuchs, Tsegaye Tadesse, and Curtis Riganti.

16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop

May 22-24, 2018, Fargo, ND

The 16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) brings together a diverse group of climate researchers, information producers, and users to share developments in the research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making. NDMC graduate student Tony Mucia will attend the 2018 workshop in Fargo, North Dakota.

Marena Oklahoma In Situ Sensor Testbed Workshop

June 4-7, 2018, Lincoln, NE

You are cordially invited to the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, for “The 2018 Workshop at MOISST: From Soil Moisture Observations to Actionable Decisions”. This annual workshop is an initiative of a community of researchers that developed from the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed, or MOISST, established near Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2010 to support NASA’s SMAP satellite mission. The workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This year’s workshop will include special sessions on the National Drought Mitigation Center and on the National Soil Moisture Network, an ongoing initiative to develop a system that integrates diverse sources of soil moisture observations including federal and state in-situ monitoring networks, satellite remote sensing missions, and numerical models. Please register on the 2018 workshop page, which you can reach by clicking on the workshop title, above.

American Association of State Climatologists

June 20-22, 2018, Nebraska City, NE

Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs will attend the annual meeting of state climatologists, hosted this year by the Nebraska State Climate Office. The event will begin with a full-day workshop on the Applied Climate Information System, conducted by the Northeast Regional Climate Center. ACIS was developed and is maintained by the NOAA Regional Climate Centers.

Visitors

March 15, 2016-December 14, 2018: Yared Bayissa from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, returns for a visit to the NDMC to work with Tsegaye Tadesse. Yared is a Research Scholar in the J-1 exchange program.

May 18, 2016-December 17, 2018: Dr. Getachew Demisse, a Research Scholar from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, makes a return visit to the NDMC to work with Tsegaye Tadesse and Brian Wardlow (CALMIT).

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