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COMET Executive Board Meeting 5-6 June 2012. 2 12:00Lunch served in meeting room 12:15Module demonstrations from past yearCOMET staff 13:15Break 13:30Director’s.

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1 COMET Executive Board Meeting 5-6 June 2012

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3 12:00Lunch served in meeting room 12:15Module demonstrations from past yearCOMET staff 13:15Break 13:30Director’s ReportSpangler 14:45NWS BriefingCaldwell 15:15Break 15:30 Discussion of budget implications and options Spangler 17:00Adjourn (group photo) 17:30 – 18:30 Venus Transit Viewing in Mesa Lab parking lot 18:30Reception at Mesa Laboratory 3 Executive Board Agenda – 5 June

4 08:00 UCAR and Agency briefings (10-15 minutes each) 9:30FY2013 COMET Program PlanSpangler 9:45Open discussion 10:15Break 10:30Report on COMET Advisory Panel meetingCarey 11:00Wrap-up, parking lot issuesMauriello 11:30 Executive Session: Board only with Tom Bogdan and Hanne Mauriello Mauriello 12:15De-brief and adjourn 4 Executive Board Agenda – 6 June

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6 Advisory Panel Members Dr. Jennifer AlexanderUniversity Representative Mr. Stephen AugustynAFWA Representative Mr. Dan BanksNAVY Representative Dr. Jeff BasaraUniversity Representative Mr. Kenneth Carey, ChairPrivate Sector Representative Dr. Vilma CastroAt-Large Representative Mr. Michael EvansNWS Representative Mr. Jaymie Gadal MSC Representative Dr. Andrew GettlemanNCAR Representative Dr. Doug GillhamUniversity Representative Mr. James GurkaNESDIS Representative Lt. Col. Tricia KobberdahlAFWA Representative Mr. Gary McWilliamsNPOESS Representative Dr. Mohan RamamurthyUCP Representative Dr. Steve VillachicaUniversity Representative 6

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8 Sponsors and Partners 8

9 Award Winning Program 2004 Louis J. Battan Authors Award, K-12 Category for Hurricane Strike!™ For Polar Lows Ungava Bay 01 December 2000 Bronze Medal for Boundary Detection & Convection Initiation 2005 Honorable Mention in the non-interactive media category of the Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge American Geophysical Union Excellence in Geophysical Education Award Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Hurricane Preparedness 2009 National Weather Association Public Education Award 2008 NSF and the Journal Science International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge: Semi-Finalist Finalist Recognition International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2009 Recognized with the 2010 Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Certificate of Merit for “Excellence in Content” 9

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13 Staff Changes 13 New President of UCAR, Tom Bogdan New Interim Director of UCAR Community Programs, Hanne Mauriello New Deputy Director of COMET, Pat Parrish

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15 15 Director’s Office Tim Spangler – Director Elizabeth Lessard – Business Manager Lorrie Alberta Michelle Harrison Hildy Kane Cluster A Wendy Abshire  Patrick Dills  Lon Goldstein  Matt Kelsch  Dolores Kiessling  Arlene Laing  Amy Stevermer  Marianne Weingroff Cluster B Greg Byrd  Alan Bol  Bill Bua  Bryan Guarente  Dave Linder  Tsvet Ross-Lazarov  Elizabeth Page Cluster C Pat Parrish  Maria Frostic  Vickie Johnson  David Russi  Andrea Smith IT Tim Alberta  Robert Bubon  Ken Kim  Mark Mulholland  Malte Winkler Media Development Group Bruce Muller  Dan Riter  Carl Whitehurst  3D Animator  Graphic Designer 15 Operations Project Management COMET Organization June 20, 2011

16 16 Director’s Office Tim Spangler – Director Pat Parrish – Deputy Director Elizabeth Lessard – Business Manager Lorrie Alberta Hildy Kane Cluster A Wendy Abshire  Patrick Dills  Maria Frostic  Lon Goldstein  Michelle Harrison  Matt Kelsch  Dolores Kiessling  Andrea Smith  Amy Stevermer  Marianne Weingroff Cluster B Greg Byrd  Alan Bol  Bill Bua  Bryan Guarente  Vickie Johnson  Arlene Laing  Dave Linder  Elizabeth Page  Tsvet Ross-Lazarov IT Tim Alberta  Robert Bubon  Ken Kim  Mark Mulholland  Malte Winkler  Student Assistant:  Victor Taberski  Chris Webber Media Development Group Bruce Muller  Steve Deyo  Dave Russi  Dan Riter  Carl Whitehurst OperationsProject Management COMET Organization May 1, 2012

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18 18 Staff Productivity

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20 20 New MetEd Features 20

21 21 Queue, Quiz Score, Share Score

22 22 My MetEd: Personal, Sharable Training Records

23 My MetEd Individual information Download complete set of records 23 Supervisor (Report Accounts) Page

24 Student Accounts 24 K-12 Teacher’s Page

25 25 FY12 Expected Accomplishments All projected accomplishments are estimates based on project status as of 1 June.

26 26 FY12 Accomplishments

27 27 FY12 Accomplishments

28 Particular Successes in FY12 28 Biggest success was absorbing loss of 9 staff, moving forward strategically, and enhancing productivity

29 More Successes S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course: 1,888 certificates of completion issued in 2011 Skywarn Spotter Training Course: 2308 course completions since Sept

30 30 Using NWS funding we are completing major updates of: Wind and Waves DL Course Space Weather Basics Anticipating Hazardous Weather No new NWS module update funding expected in FY13 Satellite sponsors are funding numerous updates to existing modules Using NWS funding we are completing major updates of: Wind and Waves DL Course Space Weather Basics Anticipating Hazardous Weather No new NWS module update funding expected in FY13 Satellite sponsors are funding numerous updates to existing modules Module Updates

31 31 Bureau of Reclamation

32 TopicModules New Hours for FY12 Approximate Content Hours Aviation Weather Climate Coastal Weather27-43 Convective Weather35-97 Emergency Management Environment & Society Fire Weather44-57 Fog & Low Stratus31370 Hydrology/Flooding Marine Meteorology/Oceans Mesoscale Meteorology37384 Mountain Meteorology20-51 NWP (Modeling) Other QPF (Precipitation) Radar Meteorology8320 Satellite Meteorology Space Weather419 Tropical/Hurricane Winter Weather Modules may be double counted because they appear in multiple categories COMET Modules by Topic as of 4 May

33 33 International Activities US funded VCP and DOT projects International funded projects by Canada, Australia, EUMETSAT, and WMO

34 Develop and adapt aeronautical meteorology training for African forecasters to meet WMO competencies qualification requirements by November Safe Skies for Africa

35 35 Africa India

36 36 Japan Tsunami, March 2011 Iceland Volcano, May 2010 Two relevant natural disasters

37 37 Community Tsunami Preparedness, December 2011 Volcanic Ash DL Course, July 2011 COMET Responds

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42 42 As of 4 June 2012

43 43 Module Content By Year

44 44 Reached 1 Million hours of Online Education

45 45 Interesting things that we ought to know non-module pages MetEd Site Statistics for non-module pages for one month of May based on Google Analytics report ,350 visits216, ,000 unique visitors175, average pages visited per session > users are getting to the modules quickly 2.71 Language based on users’ browser settings % English61% 24% Spanish28% 2% Portuguese2% 1% German, French, Chinesesame % every other languagesame Top referral sites % google.com90% - 2.5% lafdtraining.org (LA Fire Department) 2% training.nwcg.gov 2.4% training.nwcg.gov 1% training.fema.gov1% 1% nrlmry.navy.mil1% - 1% swpc.noaa.gov

46 46 Interesting things that we ought to know (as of May 2012) Most viewed module description page: Quality Management Systems: Implementation in Meteorological Services (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/traini ng_module.php?id=869) Most viewed DL course description page: S-290 DL course page (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/traini ng_course.php?id=14)

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48 SKYWARN Spotter Statistics for March 2012 SKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING COURSE Published on MetEd: 9/1/2011 Current MonthTotal Number enrolled*8443,257 Course completions5662,308 Indicated NWS Spotter interest 6442, *Course enrollment only. Individual modules receive much higher usage

49 Role of the SKYWARN SpotterSKYWARN Spotter Convective Basics Current monthTotalCurrent monthTotal NOAA U.S. Department of Defense 0000 Environment Canada0405 Education Other U.S. Government U.S. State or Local Gov U.S. Private Sector Environmental Protection Agency 0000 United States Geological Survey 0000 Bureau of Meteorology (Australia) 0101 International Meteorological Services 0000 UCAR0425 Weather enthusiast5571, ,511 Other

50 50 Total Registrants by Affiliation (with Education/Other) 29 January April 2012

51 51 Total Registrants by Affiliation (without Education/Other) 29 January April 2012

52 52 1 May 2010 – 30 April May 2011 – 30 April 2012 Average Time in Module in minutes 54 Number of Print Versions 69,39064,186 Number of Downloads 30,54129,029 Number of Quizzes Completed64,01682,974 Module Access Statistics

53 53 User Sessions 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

54 The MetEd website has become the single most important resource for agencies, universities, and professional societies to reach environmental forecasters, emergency managers, faculty, and students in the atmospheric sciences. 54

55 ModulesSessions 1 Community Hurricane Preparedness, 2 nd Edition 11,214 2 Skew-T Mastery10,777 3 Hurricane Strike!9,771 4 Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk 8,709 5 S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment5,707 6 S-290 Unit 6: Atmospheric Stability5,423 7 Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together 4,042 8 S-290 Unit 7: Wind Systems3,672 9 S-290 Unit 2: Topographic Influences on Wildland Fire Behavior 3, S-290 Unit 3: Fuels3,307 ModulesSessions Hurricane Strike!11,954 Skew-T Mastery10,202 Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk 7,428 Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, Chapter 9: Observations, Analysis, and Prediction 7,240 Role of the Skywarn Spotter6,783 Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics6,487 Community Hurricane Preparedness, 2nd Edition 5,465 S-290 Unit 6: Atmospheric Stability4,590 S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment3,568 S-290 Unit 7: Wind Systems3,567 1 May 2010 – 30 April May 2011 – 30 April Top 10 Modules

56 56 Total Registrants by NOAA Sub-Affiliation 29 January 2007 – 30 April 2012 National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service 419 National Marine Fisheries Service 106 National Ocean Service 323 National Weather Service 4,583 Office of Education 72 Office of Marine and Aviation Operations 58 Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research 289 Other 438 Programming Planning and Integration 20

57 57 Sessions by NOAA Users 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

58 58 Sessions by NAVY Users 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

59 Sub-Affiliation 1 May 2010 – 30 April May 2011 – 30 April 2012 College/University/Faculty 2,0041,788 College/University/Student 11,7309,804 International/Faculty International/Student K-12 Educator 1,2771,099 K-12 Student 16,2242,397 Other 1,4741,243 Total 34,10417, New Education Users by Sub-Affiliation

60 60 Sessions by Education Users 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

61 On MetEd Website 1 May April May April 2012 Navy5,066 user sessions4,627 user sessions Air Force4,306 user sessions3,828 user sessions NOAA23,504 user sessions19,907 user sessions Does not include download and archive usage 61 Agency Totals

62 Some Survey Responses for Atmospheric Dust 19 March 2012 What did you like most about this module or Webcast? (Tell us about what you learned that was most interesting and useful, how it will help you, and/or the aspects of its design that you liked.) “This was fantastically designed and very-well laid out. I think the Air Force should take some advice from the MetEd community and do more of their computer-based training in this manner. The elaborate examples were key to understanding dust transport and lifting. Stationed in Korea, we do a lot of forecasting for dust exiting China--this module was so great that I actually required my unit to open a MetEd account and perform this training. Thanks!” What did you like least about this module or Webcast? How could it be improved? “Perhaps add a bit more about the models used to forecast dust events. I'd like to have access to some of the different examples that were given. It's hard to visualize model output with being able to see much.” Would you recommend this module or Webcast to others? Why or why not? “Absolutely. There are 11 people in Korea that will have it completed in the next week!” 62

63 63 “Just a quick note to tell you how helpful COMET is to many of us who need an understanding of the many weather products. Thank you.“ -Seven Seas Cruising Association CS Coordinator, April 2012 User Comments

64 64 I’m currently doing the Weather Radar Fundamentals module. I just wanted to convey my thanks and am enjoying the educational value of this new module. Radar is something that has always been of interest, especially with my storm chasing and to be perfectly honest I don’t chase storms by radar alone, but this module has opened up a whole new aspect to what I have been doing in the past and am grasping the concept much to my delight. It will definitely aid my chasing next season. - Storm Chasing & Lightning Photography, April 2012 I’m currently doing the Weather Radar Fundamentals module. I just wanted to convey my thanks and am enjoying the educational value of this new module. Radar is something that has always been of interest, especially with my storm chasing and to be perfectly honest I don’t chase storms by radar alone, but this module has opened up a whole new aspect to what I have been doing in the past and am grasping the concept much to my delight. It will definitely aid my chasing next season. - Storm Chasing & Lightning Photography, April 2012 User Comments

65 65 Total Registrants by US State or Local Gov’t Sub-Affiliations 29 January 2007 – 30 April 2012

66 66 Sessions by US State or Local Government 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

67 67 Total Registrants by Private Sector Sub-Affiliations 29 January 2007 – 30 April 2012

68 68 Sessions by Private Sector Users 1 May April 2012

69 69 Sessions by International Users 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

70 70 Top 10 Spanish Module Usage by Country 1 May 2011 – 30 April 2012

71 FY11-F13 Spending Summary 71

72 FY11 – FY13 Budget Summary

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74 74 Established to bridge gap between research and operations University researchers team with weather service offices Source of local knowledge and forecast techniques Outreach Program

75 75 Outreach Program (continued)

76 Status

77 77 FY12 Outreach Program

78 78 FY12 GOES-R Projects

79 79 FY12 NWS Outreach Program New Partners Projects

80 80 Satellite Proving Ground workshop suggested new coop funding on boundary layer applications FY12 Outreach Program

81 Joplin, MO: 23 May The universities of the nation could be used to accelerate local and regional understanding needed to make Weather Ready Nation and Warn On Forecast a national success.

82 3-year effort to develop online resources to more effectively support university instruction in atmospheric and broader environmental sciences Submitted proposal to NSF: Targeted Courses:  Introductory meteorology  Synoptic/mesoscale meteorology  Introductory environmental science or physical geography  Introductory marine science or oceanography Supports 90,000+ education users 82 Support for University Instruction

83 83 Support for University Instruction

84 84 Additional Support for University Instruction *will be used to fund base costs in FY13

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