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Dataset Discovery Day Workshop: Severe Weather Data: Nov. 28-29

Nov. 28-29, 2012 — NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Veach-Baley Federal Building, Conference Rm 264, 151 Patton Avenue (at the intersection of Patton Avenue and Otis Street), Asheville.


Join NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites — North Carolina (CICS-NC) for Dataset Discovery Day, a two-day workshop interaction to inform users of NCDC data offerings of sector-specific needs in climate information. In addition, we will explore potential future research needs. The strategy is to engage leaders in specific sectors that use climate and environmental information.

This workshop will bring together business leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists to discuss NCDC's climate data, applications of the data, and future uses of climate information. Through this collaborative discussion, we hope to uncover innovative opportunities for the market and research needs that can be provided to the scientific and academic community.


  • Advance literacy on climate data and products for the private sector, and increase understanding of users' needs for climate information
  • Discuss example case studies of decision-support tools and their applications
  • Continue to build networks between industry, academia, and solution-providers interested in managing their risks, particularly with respect to climate adaptation

For more information on NCDC and its sectoral engagement activities, please visit the website at:

For more information about the agenda and registration, visit:

For questions or comments, contact: Tamara Houston,, 828-271-4266; or Jenny Dissen,, 828-257-3135.


Workshop 1: Severe Weather Data (including RADAR): Nov. 28–29, 2012

Workshop 2: Frost Freeze Data: Feb. 27–28, 2013

Workshop 3: Satellite Climate Data Record: June 2013 (Dates TBA)