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2020 NTHMP Winter Meeting

January 28-31, 2020

Oregon State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street
hosted by Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries
Portland, OR 97232

See map below for meeting locations and walking distance details.

Note: The NTHMP Coordinating Committee voted on August 23, 2019, to swap the former "summer subcommittee meetings" to winter, and move the Annual Meeting to summer. The Winter Meeting will consist of these activities:

  • Concurrent: Meeting of Mitigation & Education Subcommittee
  • Concurrent: Meeting of Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee
  • Optional: Meeting of Island Caucus
  • Optional: Meeting of Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group
  • Concurrent: NTHMP Program Review -- Partner discussions with Federal Grant Panel and Management

Page updated: February 24, 2020

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

Tuesday
January 28
Wednesday
January 29
Thursday
January 30
Friday
January 31
Plenary:
Opening/Welcome
8:30 - 9:30
Room 1D


Concurrent:
MMS Meeting
9:30-2:50
Room 1E


Concurrent:
MES Meeting
9:30 - 2:50
Room 1D


Optional:
Island Caucus
3:00-4:30
Room 1D
Concurrent:
MMS Meeting
8:30 - 2:00
Room 1E
Concurrent:
MES Meeting
8:30 - 2:00
Room 1A

Optional:
Mitigation &
Recovery
Planning
Work Group

2:10 - 4:30
Room 1A
Concurrent:
MES Meeting
8:30 - 11:45
Room 1A

Concurrent:
MMS Meeting
8:30 - 11:45
Room 1E

Plenary:
Combined
MES & MMS
Meeting
1:00 - 2:50
Room 1A
Agenda

Plenary:
Dialogue with
TWC Directors
3:00 - 3:30
Room 1A
Data Protocol
Post Tsunami Surveys
3:30 - 4:30
Room 1A
CC Members only:
NTHMP
Coordinating
Committee
Meeting

8:30-11:00
Room 1A
No after-
meetings
planned
Dinner on
your own
Group
Dinner
Dinner on
your own
Safe return
travels!

(Abbreviations are defined below)


Mapping & Modeling Subcommittee (MMS) Meeting

This meeting will be held over three days from Tuesday through Thursday, January 28 - 30, 2020

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, and discuss technical matters and collaborative products. MMS meeting agenda is here..

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.

The MMS meeting notes are here.



Mitigation & Education Subcommittee (MES) Meeting

This meeting will be held over three days from Tuesday through Thursday, January 28 - 30, 2020

This is a regularly-scheduled in-person business meeting of the MES. The primary purpose of this meeting is to conduct routine subcommittee business and to update the MES Annual Work Plan. MES meeting agenda is here.

Who should attend:

The MES meeting notes are here.



NTHMP Island Caucus

This meeting will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

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

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).
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center representatives
  • International Tsunami Information Center and Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program representatives
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.

The Island Caucus meeting notes are here.


NTHMP Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group

This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2:10pm to 4:30pm.

The NTHMP Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group The Mitigation & Recovery Planning Work Group (MRPWG) was formed to improve tsunami mitigation and recovery planning and coastal community resilience nationally. These terms are defined by FEMA and other sources as:

  • Mitigation: Sustained action that reduces or eliminates long- term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.
  • Recovery: The process to restore people or communities to a new normal condition after a harmful event.
. Who should attend:
  • People who represent or have interests related to coastal community resilience.
  • Others who are interested may attend this open meeting.

MRPWG Plan is here.


Tsunami Annex to the US National Plan for Disaster Impacts and Assessments

The NPDIA describes collaborative mechanisms, procedures, and data that will be used to coordinate tsunami disaster impact assessment among government agencies and partners, including universities.

The agenda is here.


Program Review

This meeting will be held concurrently with the other meetings being held this week. Grant applicants will have the opportunity to present to NWS Leadership: Dr. Grant Cooper and Mike Angove, and the Federal Grant Review Panel: Ian Sears, Marie Eble, Tamra Biasco, and Lewis Kozlosky.

Who should attend:

  • Primary and subaward grant applicants who plan to participate in the FY20 grant round at their appointed time as shown on the schedule.
  • No others. This meeting is closed.


NTHMP Coordinating Committee Meeting

This meeting will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 8:30am 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 provided to voting members of the Coordinating Committee.

The Coordinating Committee meeting agenda is here.

The Coordinating Committee meeting notes are here.


Meeting Registration and Attendees

Sorry, registration is now closed.

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

Most attendees are staying at the Portland Doubletree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. Direct phone: 503-281-6111.

The block of rooms reserved for the NTHMP has been released.

Rooms may continue to be available, but at prevailing rates once the room block is released.

The hotel offers free in-room internet, parking ($27/day), fitness center, bar and restaurant.


Ground Transportation in Portland

The meeting location, hotels, and restaurants are within walking distance of each other. The Portland Tri-Met Light Rail system connects the airport to downtown for just $2.50, so no rental car is required. The closest red line rail station to the Doubletree Hotel and Oregon State Office Building is Lloyd Center.


Meeting Location Map

Click on this image for a larger map.


More Information

For more information, please contact: Ian Sears, phone 301-427-9022.

NTHMP Administrator
NOAA/National Weather Service, Tsunami Program




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