Bill Read, Director of the National Hurricane Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Third Annual North Carolina Hurricane Workshop. The workshop will be held on May 23, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Carolina University’s Murphy Center in Greenville. The theme of communications and emergency management will be explored through interactive sessions with expert panels in the areas of social media and emergency communications, communications with maps and graphics, news media interactions with the emergency management community, and lessons from Hurricane Irene.
The workshop is hosted by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, East Carolina University’s Center for Natural Hazards Research, and the Renaissance Computing Institute’s Engagement Center at ECU; and is co-sponsored by North Carolina Sea Grant.
The workshop also will feature displays of research project results by ECU researchers in natural and coastal hazards and sustainable tourism.
Registration is open through May 18. There is no charge for the workshop, but please register if you plan to attend, as lunch will be provided. For registration and more information, go to http://www.ecu.edu/renci/HurricaneWorkshop.