Ohio Summit on Tools for Extreme Weather and Climate Resilience

Registration

Thank you for attending the inaugural Ohio Climate Summit. Stay tuned for the biannual summit registration in Spring 2021. 

Event Information

June 4 to 5, 2019
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road
The Ohio State University - Columbus Campus

Purpose

We envision that the Ohio Climate Summit will be an opportunity for providers and users of climate services to:

  • Build increased awareness of existing climate tools, data, individuals, and expertise
  • Identify climate service needs or gaps within the state
  • Improve coordination and collaboration among climate service providers and users at the local, state, regional, and national levels
  • Identify opportunities to seek out additional resources

PRESENTER SLIDES (FOLDER WITH DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS)

SUMMIT ATTENDEES AND PROCEEDINGS (DOWNLOADABLE PDF)

Schedule

 

Tuesday, June 4                                                                         _______________Scott Hall 240

8:15

Check-In

8:45

Welcome

Bryan Mark, State Climate Office of Ohio/OSU Department of Geography

9:00

Why Climate Services are Invaluable  

Aaron Wilson, State Climate Office of Ohio/OSU Extension

9:30

Follow Up Discussion

10:00


10:10

Break

 

Assemble and Report

10:30

Setting the Stage and Regional Climate Services

Doug Kluck - NOAA

10:45

Regional Tools & Resources Panel Discussion

Tools

  • Midwest Regional Climate Center (Debra Jacobson) (10 min)
  • NOAA National Weather Service (Jim Noel) (10 min)

  • National Drought Mitigation Center - NDMC (Deb Bathke) (10 min)

  • Q&A (15 min)

Regional Tools & Resources Panel Discussion

Resources

  • USDA Midwest Climate Hub (Charlene Felkley) (10 min)

  • Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments - GLISA (Kimberly Channell) (10 min)

  • NIDIS (Molly Woloszyn) (10 min)

  • Q&A (15 min)

12:30  

Lunch (BPCRC Scott Hall 177)

1:30

State Services Panel Discussion (1) -- hydroclimatic extremes

What have we done so far and what are 2 or 3 things we need?

  • NOAA (Sarah Jamison, Senior Service Hydrologist - NWS Cleveland)

  • Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Brad Schwartz, State Planner - Planning, Training, and Exercise Branch)

  • The Ohio State University/OSU Extension (John Fulton, Precision Ag and Data Analytics - Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering)

  • Ohio Department of Agriculture (Matt Lane, Assistant Chief - Division of Soil and Water)


End with group discussion: What do we do now?

3:00

Break

3:15

State Services Panel Discussion (2) -- public health and safety

What have we done so far and what are 2 or 3 things we need?

  • Ohio Public Health Association (David Maywhoor, Executive Director)

  • Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory (Chris Winslow, Director)

  • City of Columbus, Division of Water (Matt Steele, Water Supply and Treatment Coordinator)

  • Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (Alex McCarthy, Director)


End with group discussion: What do we do now?

4:45

Final Observations and Questions

Doug Kluck and Bryan Mark

5:15

Adjourn

5:30

Happy Hour at Woodlands Tavern (woodlandstavern.com), 1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212


Parking on 3rd Avenue is limited, but there is available parking (without permit needed) on the cross streets to the east (Virginia Avenue) and west (Doten Avenue) of Woodlands.

   

Wednesday, June 5                                                                          ____________Scott Hall 240

8:30

Welcome Back and Recap Day 1

 

8:50

Where are we in terms of climate, extreme weather, monitoring, and decision making in Ohio?

State Climate Office of Ohio

9:20

Models for State Climate Services - A Look at Kentucky and Michigan

Stu Foster, State Climatologist for Kentucky

Jeff Andresen, State Climatologist for Michigan

9:50

Growing Season Outlook for Ohio

Aaron Wilson, State Climate Office of Ohio/OSU Extension

 

10:10

Where do we go from here?

  • How do we want to see climate services better coordinated across the state in 2 years?  5 years?
  • What activities should be identified to keep group active and motivated?
  • How will we measure success in developing a state climate services network?
  • Are there funding streams and this could be used as workshop time to actually flush out a proposal as a group?
  • How should we prioritize sectors that have the greatest climate services needs?

10:30


10:45

Break


Where do we go from here? (continued)

12:15

Report Out and Next Steps

12:30

Adjourn / Optional Tour of Byrd Center

   

Ohio Summit Organizers

  • Bryan Mark, Aaron Wilson, Jim DeGrand & Jason Cervenec (State Climate Office of Ohio - SCOO/OSU)
  • Doug Kluck and Jennifer Day (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA)
  • Dennis Todey (US Department of Agriculture - USDA)
  • Beth Hall
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