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1 WAS*IS Partnership Initiative Kevin Barjenbruch NOAA’s National Weather Service Melissa Tuttle Carr The Weather Channel

2 Key Messages: Partnership Initiative Improved communication and collaboration within the weather enterprise will lead to improved products and services, and better and more understandable weather information. This ultimately benefits the public as they receive the best, most useful weather information so they can take action and protect life and property.

3 Our role in the weather enterprise Partnership Initiative Start (and continue) the partnership conversation within and between sectors. Introduce people with similar partnership interests. Act as an interface between those we talk to and larger partnership-related projects. Work on partnership-specific projects, such as the NWS CAP Team and Partners Meeting enhancements.

4 Visits/Presentations 2006/2007 NWS Partners Meetings NWS Western, Central, and Eastern Region Headquarters NWS National Headquarters The Weather Channel AMS ITS/Surface Transportation Committee Meeting th AMS Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA NWS Partners Meeting People in attendance from the government and private sectors, academia, and other groups Projects and Progress

5 Partners Meeting Enhancements Working with NWS Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services on enhancements to NWS Partners Meetings Inclusion of private sector on agenda; more interactive format Projects and Progress

6 NWS Partners Website Launch of Partners Website https://apps.weather.gov/partners/ Concept was suggested based on illustration of need at our NWS Headquarters meeting Projects and Progress

7 NWS CAP Team Advocate use of CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) for NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory products NWS-lead, cross-sector CAP Team formed in April 2007, continues work on initiatives Projects and Progress

8 Continue presentations and conversations Emphasis on societal impacts in daily work of weather enterprise Understand how partners/customers use and disseminate data and products Understand how the public uses products and data; ensure they are served in the best way; give them information they understand and will fully utilize Ensure all levels of organizations are educated with this information The Future

9 Continue participation in projects Broader, more meaningful work on partnerships Understand how partners/customers use data and products and learn how to provide support accordingly Keep lines of communication open Good Examples: CAP Team Early engagement on winter changes Learning Opportunity: Western Region SVR/FFW combination The Future

10 Wrap Up Melissa Tuttle Carr Kevin Barjenbruch Thank you!


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