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2021 NOAA ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data through Investment, Innovation, and Governance

August 16-20, 2021

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NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee is proud to host the 11th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW). The workshop will be presented in an entirely virtual format. We are taking advantage of the opportunities that this online format affords, to both encourage broad participation in breakout sessions and to line up high caliber plenary speakers.

There is no registration for any sessions, only for the plenaries. Click here for plenary registration info.

To view the many social activities available, click here. You could win recognition at the awards ceremony on August 20th! Jump into the virtual lobby for networking and discussion with your colleagues.

For help during the meeting, please visit the virtual help desk.  

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Jamese Sims

NWS/OSTI
Senior Science Advisor for Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Jamese Sims is the Acting Director of the NWS OSTI Modeling Programs Division. The
Science and Technology Integration (STI) Modeling Program Team is responsible for supporting
a variety of NWS modeling and research initiatives to improve weather forecasts. Dr. Sims
oversees research projects to accelerate and advance the development of new models, and foster
collaboration among NOAA research scientists, federal labs, operational forecasters and the
academic community. Examples of programs managed by this program division include efforts
to improve guidance for hurricane track, intensity, and storm surge forecasts; develop an end-to-
end air quality forecast capability; advance research to extend forecast skill beyond 8-10 days;
and implement a weather-scale, fully-coupled numerical weather prediction system.
(https://www.weather.gov/sti/stimodeling)

Dr. Sims is also the Senior Science Advisor for Artificial Intelligence in the NOAA National
Weather Service Office of Science and Technology Integration. In this role, Dr. Sims is
strategically establishing the NWS AI portfolio to provide guidance on AI research, development
and applications. This guidance accelerates innovation leading to transformative improvements
to the NWS suite of numerical weather prediction models and forecaster products and services
that save lives and property before, during, and after severe weather. In 2020, Dr. Sims
established and chairs the NOAA Science and Technology Synergy Committee to coordinate
planning and prioritization of NOAA’s emerging science and technology focus areas including:
Artificial Intelligence, ‘Omics (Genomics), Uncrewed (Autonomous) Systems, Cloud
Computing, Data, and Citizen Science. This committee has charted a course allowing NOAA to
achieve dramatic improvements in performance and efficiency across every mission area.
Additionally, Dr. Sims is the co-chair of the NOAA Diversity and Professional Advancement
Working Group (DPAWG), a NOAA-wide group that focuses on the recruitment, retention and
advancement of underrepresented groups within the NOAA workforce.

Jamese received her B.S. in Meteorology from Jackson State University and her Ph.D. in
Atmospheric Sciences from Howard University. Jamese is a member of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. She enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends, as well as
powerlifting, and mentoring college students and early career professionals.
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