White House Event Highlighting Efforts to Boost Climate Change Preparedness

An event of interest this week in D.C with an impressive lineup of Geotech leaders to speak. On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will host an event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities with the information they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The event will include new announcements from Federal agencies, businesses, researchers, academia, and others to deploy data-driven technologies and leverage freely available open government data to build products and services that strengthen our Nation’s ability to prepare for the effects of climate change today and in the future.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 5:00 P.M. ET
WHERE:  South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building

•John Podesta, Counselor to the President
•Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
•Mike Boots, Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
•Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
•Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist
•Jack Dangermond, CEO of Esri
•Rebecca Moore, Founder of Google Earth Engine
•Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change
•Joel Dunn, Executive Director, Chesapeake Conservancy
•Denice Ross, Director of Enterprise Information, City of New Orleans
•Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation

The event will also feature remarks, presentations, and demonstrations of data-driven tools by private-sector technology companies, communities, scientists, and other climate experts.
This event will be webcast live at http:/www.whitehouse.gov/live.