IUMS 2014 - Montréal, Canada

Topics and Reviewers

 

User, Application & Social Science Program

Category A
GSE - The Goods and Services Economy

Reviewers: William Mahoney (NCAR, USA), Alberto Troccoli (CSIRO, Australia), Laurent Dubus (EDF - R&D, France), Jeff Lazo (NCAR, USA)

GSE - Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
GSE - Construction
GSE - Energy exploration, production, supply, demand, and distribution (traditional and renewable sources)
GSE - Healthcare and social services
GSE - Insurance and financial services
GSE - Private sector weather services
GSE - Retail and manufacturing
GSE - Tourism, accommodation, recreation and leisure
GSE - Transportation (air, road, rail, marine)
GSE - Water-related utilities

Category B
GOF - Government Organizations and Functions

Reviewers: Paul Kovacs (Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Canada), Michel Jancloes (Health and Climate Foundation, France), Jean Andrey (University of Waterloo, Canada)

GOF - Civil infrastructure design and operation
GOF - Community, state/provincial, national and international agencies
GOF - Defense and military operations
GOF - Emergency management and evacuation
GOF - Health and safety-related regulation, policy, and programming
GOF - Water and natural resources management
GOF - Wildfire management

Category C
DRM - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Reviewers: Paul Kovacs (Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Canada), Michel Jancloes (Health and Climate Foundation, France) Joanne Robbins (MET Office, UK), Hassan Virji (START International Secretariat, USA)

DRM - Hydrometeorological disaster costs and impacts
DRM - Hydrometeorological disaster and hazard event case studies
DRM - Meteorological services for humanitarian aid
DRM - Understanding and responding to multi-hazard events
DRM - Weather knowledge in support of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation

Category D
CWI - Communication of Weather Information

Reviewers: Joanne Robbins (MET Office, UK), Hassan Virji (START International Secretariat, USA), William Mahoney (NCAR, USA), William Hooke (AMS, USA), Jean Andrey (University of Waterloo, Canada)

CWI - Better ways to transfer knowledge among scientists, forecasters, and users of weather information
CWI - Case studies in communicating warnings and advice (e.g., Canadian Air Quality Health Index)
CWI - Communication of uncertainty in forecasts, impacts and responses
CWI - Future roles of traditional and social media in communicating weather and impact information
CWI - Information systems and technologies to improve communication and facilitate and support decision making (e.g., mobile, internet, social networking, Geographic Information Systems)
CWI - Media-Scientist relationships: Where we went wrong and how to fix them
CWI - Warning and alerting thresholds and criteria (design, development, communication and evaluation)

Category E
COT - Cross-cutting and Other Topics

Reviewers: Joanne Robbins (MET Office, UK), Hassan Virji (START International Secretariat, USA), William Hooke (AMS, USA), Jean Andrey (University of Waterloo, Canada), Linda George (Portland State University, USA)

COT - Estimating the social and economic value of weather, water, and climate information
COT - Future roles of National Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Services (NMHSs) and “the forecaster”
COT - Managing weather-related impacts in cities with the goal of minimizing unintended consequences
COT - Training and education needs for interdisciplinary scientists, practitioners, and service providers
COT - Understanding the perception and use of weather information in decision-making

Category F
SST - Submitter-Specified Topics

Reviewers: UAS Program Co-chairs
SST - Self-defined topic for consideration (submitter must specify if their interests are not reflected in list)

 

 

 

 

 

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