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2019 NTHMP Annual Meeting

January 28-31, February 1, 2019

Hilton Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

Page updated: September 28, 2018
Registered attendees


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


NTHMP Meetings Schedule

Monday
January 28
Tuesday
January 29
Wednesday
January 30
Thursday
January 31
Friday
February 1
MMS Meeting
8:00-2:50
South Park Room


WCS Meeting
8:00-10:50
North Park Room


MES Meeting
11:00 - 2:50
North Park Room


Island Caucus
3:00-5:00
North Park Room
Workshop #1
8:00-10:00
Hillcrest Room
Workshop #2
10:15-12:00
Hillcrest Room
BLOCK 1:
1:00 - 3:00

Workshop #3a
North Park Room
--- OR ---
Workshop #3b
South Park Room
BLOCK 2:
3:15 - 5:00

Workshop #4a
North Park Room
--- OR ---
Workshop #4b
South Park Room
NTHMP
Annual Meeting


General Topics
8:00 - 5:00
Hillcrest Room
NTHMP
Partners
Update

8:00-11:00
Hillcrest Room


Field Visit
Mission Beach
Group Lunch

11:00 - 2:00


NOAA/NWS
Grantees
Meeting

2:00 - 5:00
Hillcrest Room
NTHMP
Coordinating
Committee
Meeting

8:00-11:00
South Park Room
No after-
meetings
planned
Dinner on
your own
Leadership
Dinner
Dinner on
your own
Dinner on
your own
Safe return
travels!

(Abbreviations are defined below)

Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee (MMS) Meeting

This meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 8:00am to 2:50pm.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the MMS. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business: to update the MMS Annual Work Plan and Vision Plan, elect a state Co-Chair, and discuss some technical matters and collaborative products. Topical discussions related to tsunami mapping and modeling may also be addressed in workshops or at the Annual Meeting.

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

This meeting will be held Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:00am to 10:50am.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the WCS. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business: to update the WCS Annual Work Plan and elect a state Co-Chair. Topical discussions related to tsunami warning coordination may also be addressed in workshops or at the Annual Meeting.

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.


Mitigation & Education Subcommittee (MES) Meeting

This meeting will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:50pm.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the MES. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business: to update the MES Annual Work Plan and elect two Co-Chairs. Topical discussions related to tsunami outreach, education, and mitigation matters may also be addressed in workshops or at the Annual Meeting.

Who should attend:


NTHMP Island Caucus

This meeting will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

The NTHMP Island Caucus is an informal, non-voting group 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.


Workshop #1

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2018, from 8:00am to 10:00am

The topic of this workshop will be announced.

Anyone may attend this workshop regardless of subcommittee affiliation.

Workshop #2

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2018, from 10:15am to 12:00noon

The topic of this workshop will be announced.

Anyone may attend this workshop regardless of subcommittee affiliation.

Concurrent Workshops #3a or 3b

These simultaneously-scheduled workshops will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2018, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The topics of these workshops will be announced.

Anyone may attend these workshop regardless of subcommittee affiliation.

Concurrent Workshops #4a or 4b

These simultaneously-scheduled workshops will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2018, from 3:15pm to 5:00pm

The topics of these workshops will be announced.

Anyone may attend these workshop regardless of subcommittee affiliation.


NTHMP Annual Meeting

This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together state, territory, university, and Federal agency 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 Partners Update

This meeting will be held Thursday, January 31, 2018, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide time for NTHMP partners to update one another on projects, activities, and lessons learned.

Who should attend: all NTHMP partners and anyone interested. This is an open meeting.


Field Visit!

We will take a field trip to Mission Beach, California, where NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Alex Tardy and CalOES Tsunami & Earthquake Program Manager Kevin Miller will explain how "beach kiosks" get created and placed to promote tsunami and beach safety. After the on-site, on-sand presentation, we will have a group lunch by the ocean. All are welcome, including significant others and guests.


Grantees Meeting

This meeting will be held Thursday, January 31, 2018, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss FY19 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 8:00am to 11:00am.

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business 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.

Remote call-in information will be provided.


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!  Due to space limitations, anyone not previously registered will not be admitted.

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


Housing

The meeting will be held at, and attendees are staying at, the the Hilton Mission Valley Hotel, 901 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108. Phone: 619-543-9000. A room block has been established under the name "NTHMP." Guaranteed rate is $174/night plus applicable taxes. Reservations can be made using a credit card.

You can make a reservation online or call 1-800-682-6099 and mention the group code NT6. The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, January 14, 2019. After January 14, reservations requested will be accommodated based on rate and space availability.

This hotel offers in-room internet, parking ($25/day), free airport transportation, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and a guest laundry.


Ground Transportation

The hotel will provide free airport pickup and drop-off. More information on how to make these arrangements will be provided later. Please check back.


San Diego Map

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More Information

For more information, please contact:

Rocky Lopes
NTHMP 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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