NOAA’s 2022 Hurricane Awareness Webinars

NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team (SECART) is pleased to host the Hurricane Awareness webinar series. These webinars are intended to improve the understanding of NOAA’s hurricane-related products and services to ensure that our partners, emergency managers, broadcasters, and the public are informed.

Below is this year’s line up of topics. Be sure to register for the webinars using the links below.

Tracking Hurricane Ida through NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration: Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Date: May 10, 2022
Time and duration: 1-2 PM ET (1 hour)
Speakers: Charlie Henry, Director, Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center, Kevin Kirsch, Southeastern Regional Manager, OR&R’s Assessment and Response Division, Brandi Todd, Scientific Support Coordinator, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division, and Caitlin Wessel, Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator, Marine Debris Program
Webinar overview: Tune in and learn how NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration plays an important role before, during, and after hurricane events. The speakers will take us through Hurricane Ida (2021) and how their office took action.

Presentation Slides

The long and short of it: Learning about forecast products that focus on tropical cyclone genesis
Date: May 17, 2022
Time and duration: 1-2 PM ET (1 hour)
Speakers:  Jon Gottschalck, Chief Operational Forecast Branch, Climate Prediction Center/NWS, Eric Blake and Brad Reinhart, Hurricane Specialists, NHC/NWS
Webinar overview: Expand your knowledge of other forecasts products that NOAA issues and how to interpret genesis forecasts and advisories. Come with your questions!
Registration link: link

Keeping our mariner’s safe: How NOAA provides information to mariners
Date: May 24, 2022
Time and duration: 1-2 PM ET (1 hour)
Speakers: Darren Wright, Marine Program Leader/AFS/NWS, Darin Figursky,  Operations Branch Chief/Ocean Prediction Center/NWS and Dr. Chris Landsea, Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch/NHC/NWS
Webinar overview: It is National Safe Boating Week and we are highlighting the importance of keeping boaters safe. Hear from our speakers on how NOAA provides information, data and products during hurricane events.
Registration link: link

This webinar will be delivered in Spanish:
Manteniendo el público informado de eventos peligrosos durante la pandemia (Maintaining the public informed of hazardous events during the pandemic)
Date: May 26, 2022
Time and duration: 1-2 PM ET (1 hour)
Speakers: Maria Torres, NWS/NHC Public Affairs Officer & External Affairs – Meteorologist
Webinar overview: Los meteorólogos de la NOAA presentarán cómo trabajaron durante la pandemia. (Meteorologists from NOAA will present how they issued forecast products and advisories during the pandemic.)
Registration link: link

Beyond Our Borders: Hurricane Forecast Collaboration in the Caribbean
Date: June 2, 2022
Time and duration: 1-2 PM ET (1 hour)
Speakers: Evan Thompson, Director Jamaica Meteorological Service & President, World Meteorological Organization Region IV, and Dr. Cody Fritz,  Acting Storm Surge Team Lead, NHC/NWS
Webinar overview: Our partnerships with other countries are key when it comes to issuing forecasts. Ever wonder how it’s done? Join us to hear from the speakers how that coordination is done and new storm surge capabilities NHC is undertaking.
Registration link:

Source: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2022 (

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