Region 6 Transportation-Climate Summit
Hosted by the Southern Plains Transportation Center and the South Central Climate Science Center
Sept. 30, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Our transportation systems are facing increasing challenges due to extreme weather and climate variability. For example, rising seas, increasing storm severity, extreme temperature cycles, severe winter snows, and droughts are creating increasing demands on infrastructure and operations. Transportation officials, engineers, and scientists must come to together with the weather and climate community to develop viable solutions to these complex and costly challenges.
The purpose of this one-day summit is to bring together weather and climate and transportation specialists to educate one another, spur new ideas, and promote fruitful collaborations for research at and between our regional universities, transportation agencies and research institutions. We have an exciting program planned, with renowned experts from the climate, weather, and transportation sectors setting the stage for productive discussions. There will also be ample networking time, with breaks and lunch held in the beautiful National Weather Center Atrium.
The National Weather Center, Norman, Oklahoma.