Robert M. White Memorial Symposium Presentations and Video

This event was made possible by generous support from The Richard Lounsbery Foundation.

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June 14, 2016
01:30 PM – 01:35 PM
Welcome and Introductions
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C. D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering
01:35 PM – 02:05 PM
Bob White—The Leader
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Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
02:05 PM – 02:45 PM
NOAA and Advances in Weather Forecasting
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Realizing Robert M. White's Vision for NOAA's Global Numerical Weather, Climate, and Water Predictions
Louis W. Uccellini, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Director of the National Weather Service
Navy-NWS Partnership
Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet, USN Oceanographer of the Navy, Navigator of the Navy, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Naval deputy at NOAA
02:45 PM – 03:25 PM
Meeting the Climate Challenge in the 21st Century
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50 years of Climate Science and an Era of Climate Action
Christopher B. Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
Our Climate: Observing Earth from Space to Set a Course for Policy and Wisdom
Molly K. Macauley, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
03:25 PM – 03:45 PM
Break
03:45 PM – 04:30 PM
Building Institutions to Advance the Public Good—Past and Future: Panel Discussion
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Moderator: Sherburne B. Abbott, Vice President for Sustainability Initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, Syracuse University
Panelist: Anita K. Jones, University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia
Panelist: Bruce Guile, President, The New Advisory Group, Inc.
Panelist: Richard E. Hallgren, Executive Director Emeritus, American Meteorological Society
04:30 PM – 05:15 PM
Bob White—The Man: Panel Discussion
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Moderator: Jesse H. Ausubel, Director and Senior Research Associate, Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University
Panelist: John Perry, National Research Council (Retired)
Panelist: William H. Hooke, Associate Executive Director, American Meteorological Society and AMS Senior Policy Fellow
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM
Closing Remarks
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Bob White: Bringing Discipline, Commitment, and Humanity to an Era of Change
D. James Baker, Senior Strategic Advisor, Clinton Climate Initiative and former NOAA Administrator (1993 - 2001)
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
Reception