Webinar: Using Climate Data in the Real World

The recent landfalls of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the potential threat to the U.S. mainland from Hurricane Maria, demonstrate the importance of climate data for companies concerned with resilience planning. Join us Sept. 27 for a free webinar on real-world use of climate data. We’ll explore what data to use, where to find it, downscaling climate models, and a practical example from the energy sector.

 

Speakers

Ellen Mecray
Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, NOAA

Ellen Mecray is the NOAA Regional Climate Services Director for the Eastern Region, based in Taunton, Mass. Ms. Mecray helps bring NOAA’s climate information to other federal agencies as well as regional, state, and local geographies and specific sectors of importance to the eastern region. She currently works with the…

Dr. Thomas Wall
Infrastructure and Preparedness Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Thomas Wall leads Argonne’s Climate Impact Data and Decision Support effort, which aims to leverage Argonne’s deep capabilities in climate science and modeling, advanced computing, infrastructure risk analysis, and decision science to provide actionable climate impact information to the engineering and planning communities, to industry, and to state and…

Dr. Yan Feng
Atmospheric and Climate Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Yan Feng is an Atmospheric and Climate scientist in the Environmental Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory, and a fellow with the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Her research work includes improving the accuracy of climate change predictions by global and regional climate models. Dr. Feng…

Brian D’Agostino
Meteorology Program Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

Brian D’Agostino is the Meteorology Program Manager in Emergency Management for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). As program manager, Mr. D’Agostino provides operations support for the delivery of safe and reliable energy. D’Agostino oversaw the design and construction of SDG&E’s weather network, one of the United States most sophisticated…

Ashley Lawson
Senior Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Ashley Lawson is Senior Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She evaluates climate policies and provides expert advice to policymakers, especially on market-based approaches to mitigating climate change. She also works on climate resilience efforts by businesses, cities, and states. Ms. Lawson was previously part…