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The nation’s premier severe weather experts will team up next March with the nation’s emergency management community and broadcast meteorologists to discuss their latest research findings and forecasting techniques and their application in serving the American public. All this is scheduled to take place during the fourth annual National Severe Weather Workshop to be held March 4-6, 2004, at the National Center for Employee Development Marriott Conference Center in Norman, Okla.
The three-day workshop, “Partners Keeping the Public Warned and Informed,” is designed to enhance partnerships between severe weather forecasters and researchers, emergency managers, broadcast meteorologists, businesses, storm spotters and other weather enthusiasts. In addition, free storm spotter and radar training will be offered. The event is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oklahoma Emergency Managers Association and the Central Oklahoma Chapters of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.
“This is a unique national event where people from a variety of disciplines gather to discuss how we can better protect the lives of American citizens,” said Joseph Schaefer, Director of NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center.
Sponsor and vendor opportunities are available for businesses to promote their products or services during the event. More information about the workshop is available online at: http://www.norman.noaa.gov/nsww2004 or by calling (405) 579-0771.
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