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Earth Observations, Science, and Services for the 21st Century

August 1 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (add to my calendar)
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center | get directions

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In addition to her responsibilities as Vice President for External Communications, Dr. Heidi Cullen serves as Chief Climatologist for Climate Central - a non-profit science journalism organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Before joining Climate Central, where she reports on climate and energy issues, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment. Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. She received the NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society working to apply long-range climate forecasts to the water resources sector in Brazil and Paraguay. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Dr. Cullen also serves as a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and went on to receive a Ph.D. in climatology and ocean-atmosphere dynamics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Cullen is the author of The Weather of the Future published in August of 2010 by Harper Collins and is a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University.

Dr. Bryan Hannegan is Vice President, Environment and Renewables for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In this capacity, he leads the teams responsible for EPRI’s research into technologies and practices that enable cleaner and more efficient renewable power generation, and reduce the environmental footprint associated with electric power generation, delivery and use. In addition to his work leading Environment and Renewables, Dr. Hannegan also served as Vice President, Generation for EPRI during 2008- 2009 with a focus on enabling technologies for reliable and sustainable fossil generation.

Prior to joining EPRI in September 2006, Hannegan served as the Chief of Staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), coordinating Federal agency policies and activities on a wide range of energy and environmental issues affecting air, water, land, and ecosystems. During that time, he also served as an acting Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, helping to formulate the Advanced Energy Initiative and to implement the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Between 1999 and 2003, Hannegan served as Staff Scientist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where he handled energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels, and environmental aspects of energy production and use.

Dr. Hannegan holds a doctorate in earth system science, a Master of Science in engineering, both from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the California Council on Science and Technology.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NON-STAFF MUST REGISTER BY JULY 30 TO ENTER THE CONFERENCE ROOM AREA: http://www.ametsoc.org/atmospolicy/climatebriefing/register.cfm

*This event is part of the AMS Capitol Hill Briefing Series (www.ametsoc.org/cb)*


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