The Lowlander Center Is-
Based in the bayous of Louisiana,
the Lowlander Center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organiza-tion supporting lowland people and places through education, research and advocacy.
It is a Center that is based on community participatory principles and methods. Problem solving begins at the community level. The work of the Lowlander Center is to help create solutions to living with an ever-changing coastline and land loss while visioning a future that builds capacity and resilience for place and people.
The 96th AMS (American Meteorological Society) Annual Meeting in New Orleans January 10-14, 2016 featured Lowlander Center Board Member, Dr. Shirley Laska, as a Panel Member on the Presidential Forum
The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Earth System Science in Service to Society”, weaved the many parts of AMS into a common core. The 2016 meeting integrated AMS’ proud, nearly 100-year history of making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens by continually communicating the advances of its science research to the public and policy makers.
This year’s Presidential Forum reflects upon the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting theme, "Earth System Science in Service to Society" provided participants a better understanding of living through extreme events. Our society continues to experience the effects of more and more extreme events like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and drought, some as a result of our changing climate and others as a result of our expanding population. The AMS addressed lessons learned, and more importantly, identified what future actions are needed to help mitigate the impact of these devastating life-changing events. An outstanding panel of speakers – Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (ret), Executive Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton; Max Mayfield, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Hurricane Center (ret); Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Dr. Shirley Laska, Professor Emerita, and founding past Director of the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology, University of New Orleans, along with Moderator Maureen McCann, News 13 Orlando, lead a discussion of the panelists' personal experiences during Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon. The panel also addressed AMS’s current activities. (see image right)
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