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2018 NTHMP Annual Meeting and Related Meetings

January 29-30-31, February 1-2, 2018

NOAA Western Regional Center
hosted by Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way, Building #3
Seattle, Washington

Page updated: December 7, 2017
Registered attendees


Meeting information links:   Meeting dates — Description of Meetings — Meeting Registration and Attendees
Logistics information links:    Housing — Ground Transportation — Map — Security Requirements — More Information


NTHMP Meetings Schedule

Monday
January 29
Tuesday
January 30
Wednesday
January 31
Thursday
February 1
Friday
February 2
MES Meeting
8:15 - 12:00

MMS Meeting
8:15-3:00

WCS Meeting (Pt 1)
1:00-3:00

Island Caucus
3:00-5:00
WCS Meeting (Pt 2)
8:15-10:00

MES/MMS/WCS
Joint Collaboration
Meeting

10:00-3:00

Mitigation
& Recovery
Discussion

3:00-5:00
NTHMP
Annual Meeting

General Topics
8:15 - 5:00
NTHMP
Strategic Plan
Implementation
Meeting

8:15-12:00
Grantees
Meeting

1:00-5:00
NTHMP
Coordinating
Committee
Meeting

8:15-11:00

No after-
meetings
planned

(Abbreviations are defined below)

Mitigation & Education Subcommittee (MES) Meeting

This meeting will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 from 8:15am to 12:00 noon.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person meeting of the MES.

Who should attend:


Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee (MMS) Meeting

This meeting will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 8:15am to 3:00pm.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person meeting of the MMS.

Who should attend:

  • Science Representatives who serve on the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.
  • Appointed MMS members and guests
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.


Warning Coordination Subcommittee (WCS) Meeting

Part 1 of this meeting will be held Monday, January 29, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Part 2 of this meeting will be held Tuesday, January 30, from 8:15am to 10:00am.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person meeting of the WCS.

Who should attend:

  • Emergency Management representatives who serve on the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.
  • NWS Region Tsunami POCs
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.


NTHMP Island Caucus

This meeting will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

The NTHMP Island Caucus is an informal, non-voting group was formed to exchange ideas and information about tsunami issues specific to islands.

Who should attend:

  • People who represent or have interests related to U.S. island state (Hawaii) and territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • International Tsunami Information Center and Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program representatives
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.


Joint NTHMP MES/MMS/WCS Collaboration Meeting

This meeting will be held on the Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 10:00am to 3:00pm

This meeting is specifically arranged for the members of NTHMP subcommittees to collaborate and plan together.

Who should attend:

  • Members of the NTHMP Mitigation & Education Subcommittee
  • Members of the NTHMP Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee
  • Members of the NTHMP Warning Coordination Subcommittee
  • NTHMP Leadership: Chair, Administrator, and NWS Tsunami Program Lead
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.


Mitigation & Recovery Discussion

The 2017 NTHMP External Review Report recommended that the NTHMP consider forming a group dedicated to working on issues related to mitigation and recovery. This meeting will explore a path forward for "Mitigation & Recovery" within the NTHMP and formulate a recommendation for a future meeting of the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in mitigation and recovery issues
  • Especially anyone willing to lead this activity
  • Persons with creative ideas on how work on this activity can be funded, including travel costs for any in-person meetings.


NTHMP Annual Meeting

This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together state, territory, university, and NOAA/NWS partners to strategize, collaborate, and continue progress on making the nation safer from the threat of tsunamis, improve mapping, modeling, mitigation and education for tsunamis, and enhance tsunami warning products. This is an open meeting.

Who should attend:

  • NTHMP Coordinating Committee members
  • NOAA (NWS, NOS, etc.), FEMA, USGS, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and other Federal Agency partners.
  • State/Territory emergency management, geological, and environmental agency representatives.
  • Colleagues from agencies and organizations based in Canada or other countries.
  • University researchers and scientists.
  • Private company partners and colleagues interested in tsunamis.


NTHMP Strategic Plan Implementation Meeting

This meeting will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 8:15am to 12:00noon.

The purpose of this meeting is to review and finalize the 2018-2023 NTHMP Strategic Plan. We will discuss 2018 Annual Work Plans from subcommittees and Island Caucus and consider how these work plans integrate with the new Strategic Plan.


Grantees Meeting

This meeting will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss FY18 NOAA/NWS Tsunami Activities Grant Guidance as well as administrative and reporting procedures.

Who should attend:


NTHMP Coordinating Committee Meeting

This meeting will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 8:15am to 11:00am.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person meeting of the NTHMP Coordinating Committee.

Who should attend:  NTHMP Coordinating Committee members

While all meetings are open (unless there is a reason for the Coordinating Committee to vote to close a part of it), generally only voting members of the Coordinating Committee, ex-officio members, and designated guests attend this meeting.


Meeting Registration and Attendees

On-line registration for this meeting is available. All attendees of any NTHMP meeting held this week must register in advance. This on-line form is supported by 123 Contact. If you cannot access this on-line form, please email Rocky Lopes with details on which meetings you will attend and your contact information.

Please complete and email this brief BioStatement that will be used in lieu of introductions.

No "drop-ins" please!  For security reasons, everyone attending any of these meetings must register.

There is no charge to attend and participate in any of these meetings.

See who has registered to attend any of these NTHMP meetings.


Housing

A room block has been arranged at the Silver Cloud Hotel, 5036 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, near the University of Washington. (There are several Silver Cloud Hotels -- this one is called the "University District.")

The room rate is $179/night + 15.6% taxes per night ($206.93 per night total; rates in USD). U.S. Federal Government employees using a Federal travel card may claim tax exemption.

The hotel will accept room reservations with a credit card by calling them on the telephone: +1-206-526-5200.
Ask for a room in the "Tsunami Hazard NOAA" room block.

This hotel offers free breakfast, in-room high-speed internet, free parking, local shuttle service within 3 miles, fitness center, and a guest laundry. The hotel will also provide transportation to and from the meeting location for meeting attendees.


Ground Transportation in Seattle

To get to the hotel from the airport, you may:

The hotel will provide free shuttle service to and from the meeting location.


Hotel and Meeting Location Map

Click on the image to the right for a larger map of the area between the SoundTransit station, the hotel, and the NOAA Sand Point/Western Regional Center

This is a link to a map of the NOAA Western Regional Center showing the location of Building #3 where meetings will be held.


Security Requirements

NTHMP meeting attendees who are not citizens of the United States must request Foreign National Visitor status at least 30 days before the meeting. Please email Rocky.Lopes@noaa.gov for more information.

U.S. citizens must have one of the following forms of ID:

  • NOAA CAC or active NOAA ID
  • Active or retired U.S. military ID
  • Real-ID compliant state driver's license   (This is a link to a DHS website showing which states have Real-ID Act compliant driver's licenses).
  • U.S. Passport (not expired)

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Rocky Lopes
NTHMP Program Administrator
NOAA/National Weather Service, Tsunami Program
1325 East West Highway, MS AFS26
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9380
Rocky.Lopes@noaa.gov




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