Northeast Drought & Climate Outlook Forum

Northeast Drought & Climate Outlook Forum
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:30am-4:30pm
11 Oct 2016
UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd.
McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, John W. Ryan Lounge
Boston, MA

GENERAL INFORMATION

This all-day Drought and Climate Forum will convene stakeholders throughout the Northeast to provide information on current drought conditions across the Northeast region; drought outlooks; and response, planning, and preparedness resources at the federal, state, and local level.  Agenda topics will include:

  • Detailed drought outlook for the rest of 2016
  • Drought impacts to date
  • Response and preparedness strategies
  • Resources for early warning of drought
  • Drought programs and assistance
  • Open discussion on drought-related information needs for critically affected sectors and communities

Speakers will include experts from NOAA’s Northeast Regional Climate Center, the USDA’s Northeast AgHub, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Weather Service, and FEMA (invited).  Also invited are state leaders from state climatologists’ offices, fisheries agencies, industry associations, and others.

 

AGENDA

Click here for a detailed agenda.

 

LIVE STREAMING (YouTube)

This Forum will be Live Streamed for those who cannot attend in person.  Please check below:

NORTHEAST DROUGHT & CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

 

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee to attend this Forum.  Please register whether you will attend this event in person or via Live Stream.

Registration is closed.

VENUE

The Forum will begin at 8:30am on the 3rd Floor (John W. Ryan Lounge) of McCormack Hall at UMASS Boston, and lunch will be provided at this venue at 12:00pm.  View map of McCormack Hall and surrounding UMass Boston buildings

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

There isn't a block of rooms being held for this meeting.  Please call the hotels direct to make your reservations.  Some hotels near the site are:

DoubleTree Club

Courtyard Boston-South

Holiday Inn Express - Boston

 

 

DIRECTIONS

Subway

Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. A free shuttle bus will carry you to the campus.

Commuter Rail

Take the commuter rail to the JFK/UMass station from the South Shore on the Middleboro, Plymouth and Greenbush lines. A free shuttle bus will carry you to the campus.

Bus

Kenmore Square stop (service all day): The Number 8 bus; the last one leaves campus at 1 a.m. Forest Hills stop (rush hour only): the Number 16.

By car from the north

To campus

Take Interstate 93 South through Boston to Exit 15 (Columbia Road/JFK Library). Take a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.

To the UMass Boston Bayside Lot

Take Interstate 93 South through Boston to Exit 15 (Columbia Road/JFK Library). Take a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbia Road. Go straight into the rotary. Take the second exit (a right) onto Day Blvd. Take your first left onto Mt. Vernon Street. The UMass Boston Bayside Lot is straight ahead, past the DoubleTree, on your left. Take the shuttle bus to campus.

By car from the south

To campus

Take Interstate 93 North to exit 14 (Morrissey Boulevard/JFK Library) and follow Morrissey Boulevard north to the campus.

To the UMass Boston Bayside Lot

Follow Morrissey Blvd., passing the front of BC High School instead of turning onto the campus. Turn right at the first intersection to Mt. Vernon Street. The UMass Boston Bayside Lot will be on your left. Take the shuttle bus to campus.

By car from the west

To campus

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) east to Interstate 93. Take I-93 South one mile to Exit 15 (JFK Library/South Boston/Dorchester). Take a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.

To the UMass Boston Bayside Lot

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) east to Interstate 93. Take I-93 South one mile to Exit 15 (JFK Library/South Boston/Dorchester). Take a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbia Road. Go straight into the rotary. Take the second exit (a right) onto Day Blvd. Take your first left onto Mt. Vernon Street. The UMass Boston Bayside Lot is straight ahead, past the DoubleTree, on your left. Take the shuttle bus to campus.

Parking

Parking is $6 per car on campus, and is available at the Bayside lot (number 20 on this map)

 

LUNCH

Lunch will be served to registered participants only!  All Federal employess must pay for their lunch regardless if you are on travel orders or not.

Please click HERE and search in the drop-down menu in the "Select an item or event to pay:" for "NIDIS NEW ENGLAND DROUGHT OUTLOOK FORUM LUNCH $17.00".

 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about the Forum, please contact Elizabeth Ossowski at elizabeth.ossowski (at) noaa.gov.