DRAFT Document for Community Input

Organization and Start-Up Plan for the Alliance for Social-Behavioral Systems and Extreme Environmental Events

Open Calls for Community Feedback on the Draft Alliance Planning Document

  • Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CDT
  • Thursday, September 22 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT

Dial-In Instructions. Call the toll-free access number at (800) 832-0736 and Enter the Conference Room Number: *9752905#


Monday, May 18, 2015 8:30 am
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:30 pm
Reception: Sunday, May 17, 2015


Workshops Sessions:
National Weather Center

National Center for Employee
Development (NCED)

How Much?

Travel, lodging and meals will be covered by the workshop.

Details available here.


This workshop brings together researchers from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, as well as physical sciences, engineering, technology and operational domains, to chart a bold and innovative course for addressing one of society’s greatest challenges: reducing mortality associated with extreme weather.

Participant Agenda v.3.1

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Each year extreme weather in the United States kills hundreds of people, causes billions of dollars in damage and economic loss, and changes countless lives forever. Effective response to extreme weather ultimately is a challenge rooted in the social, behavioral, economic sciences (SBES), and only through a truly integrative approach—involving SBES as well as physical science and technology—will we have hope of greatly reducing the mortality and other losses associated with extreme weather. You can be an important part of closing the gap between disciplinary silos.


  1. Identify existing bodies of knowledge from these domains that can contribute to the current state of knowledge regarding predicting extreme weather, formulating and communicating to the public threat information, and understanding and predicting public response
  2. Develop foundational research questions, both within and across disciplines, along with strategies for addressing them, so as to make substantial advances toward dealing with extreme weather
  3. Lay the groundwork for bringing to life-saving operational practices the results of these new research collaborations

Workshop Outcomes

  1. Identification of disciplines that can contribute to research problems in extreme weather that, to date, have not been well integrated into crafting solutions to these problems
  2. Identification of perspectives and methodological approaches that can contribute to reformulating the severe weather warning process and evaluating its success
  3. Development of both fundamental, cross-cutting research questions and recommendations for multi-agency programs to support the study of these questions and assess their outcomes in operational experimentation


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Contact us

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National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072


National Center for Employee Development (NCED)
2701 E. Imhoff Rd., Norman, OK 73071

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