NSB-HSE-06-01
January 19, 2006

NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD WORKSHOP

Committee on Programs and Plans
Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering

TOWARDS A NATIONAL AGENDA FOR
HURRICANE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:
PERSPECTIVES FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Room 1235
Arlington, Virginia
January 24, 2006


Agenda

8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
  • Dr. Warren M. Washington, Chairman, National Science Board
8:05 a.m Motivation, Purpose and Goals
  • Drs. Kelvin K. Droegemeier and Ken Ford, National Science Board Members and co-Chairs of Board Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering
8:20 a.m. Process and Logistics for NSB Workshops
  • Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer, National Science Board
8:30 a.m. Panel Session I: Physical, Biological and Ecological Sciences
  • Dr. Margaret Leinen, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Rick Spinrad, Assistant Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Robert Atlas, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Ramesh Kakar, NASA Science Mission Directorate
9:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Panel Session II: Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
  • Dr. David W. Lightfoot, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Shyam Sunder, NIST Acting Deputy Director of Building and Fire Research Laboratory
11:05 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • Invited presentation by Dr. Jack Marburger
1:00 p.m. Panel Session III: Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Dr. Richard Buckius, Acting Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Edward Laatsch, Building Science & Technology Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Dr. Barbara J. Sotirin, Acting Director for Research and Development, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
2:30 p.m. Break-Out Groups (Sessions I, II, III) [refreshments available]
4:00 p.m. Break-Out Group Reports and Discussion
5:00 p.m. Summary and Next Steps
5:15 p.m. Adjourn

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