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NWS Climate Services Seminar Series
In Collaboration With NOAA Climate Connection Team
Roger Griffis & Laurie McGilvray
Roger Griffis is Climate Change Coordinator for NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. A marine ecologist by training, Roger has over 15 years experience designing and implementing policies and programs to conserve and manage ocean and coastal ecosystems. In his current position, Roger helps lead and coordination NOAA Fisheries Service efforts to assess, prepare for and respond to impacts of climate change on marine and coastal ecosystems, living marine resources and the communities that depend on them.
Laurie McGilvray is the Chief of the Estuarine Reserves Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is responsible for working with twenty-eight Reserves as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Reserve System is a partnership between NOAA and states designed to protect estuarine areas for long-term research and education, as part of the Coastal Zone Management Act. Ms. McGilvray has 28 years of experience in coastal management and estuarine research and education.
"Assessing the past, predicting the future and delivering a local perspective on global climate today."
An engaged, responsive NWS that delivers state-of-the-art, timely, and reliable climate information and decision support services to help the Nation address environmental impacts.
To ensure NWS has the capacity to develop and deliver reliable climate services integrated with weather and water information through user engagement, policy development, data stewardship, incorporation of research into operations, training, education, and outreach in collaboration with partners.