National Academy releases OWAQ funded study

Report on Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise Hot off the press! The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released their study titled, “Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise.” The Office of Weather and Air Quality funded the study with additional support from the National Weather Service and…

John Cortinas

Dr. John Cortinas, Director of OWAQ Chosen as Government Sector AMS Councilor for 2017

NOAA/OAR’s Director of Weather and Air Quality, Dr. John Cortinas, has been elected to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Council.  His three-year term of office will begin in January 2017.  AMS is one of the nation’s leading and affluent professional organizations that supports a diverse scientific community in the fields of weather, water, and climate.

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New partnership between NSF and NOAA to help people respond appropriately to dangerous weather systems

In an effort to minimize the loss of life in future events, a new partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aims to provide the necessary tools to ensure people respond appropriately to dangerous weather systems. A key part of this work involves understanding how people behave when hazards approach, so emergency services can improve the content and distribution of storm warnings and other communications.