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The State Climate Office of North Carolina celebrated its 25th anniversary of public service on Oct 26, 2001 in the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. During this occasion, President Molly Corbett Broad inaugurated the NC ECONet, and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox made a public announcement on the National Weather Service- State Climate Office partnership in providing enhanced climate forecasts for North Carolina. Representatives from several State and Federal Agencies, Universities, and State Climatologists of the Southeast region took part in the celebration and in the Symposium following the NC ECONet inauguration. Shown below are several photographs from this event.

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NC ECONet Inauguration

Below are pictures from the North Carolina Environment and Climate Observing Network (NC ECONet) Inauguration. Click a picture to see an enlarged view.


Welcome by Sethu Raman
State Climatologist, NC and Professor,
Dept of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU

Welcome by Stephen B.Jones
Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement,
NC State University

Announcement of National Pilot Project with NWS on enhanced climate forecast for NC by Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor, NC State University

Molly Corbett Broad inaugurating the NC ECONet
President, University of North Carolina


Comments on the State Climate Office by Daniel L. Solomon
Dean, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences,NC State University

Comments on NCARS-SCO partnership by Johnny Wynne
Director, NC Agricultural Research Service(NCARS),NC State University

Comments by William H. Glaze on partnership with the SCO
Director, Carolina Environmental Program, UNC-Chapel Hill

Comments by Stephen Harned on NWS-SCO collaborations
Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office,Raleigh

Comments by Gavin Smith on NC emergency management issues and partnership with the SCO
Deputy Director, NC Division of Emergency Management

Symposium on the Future of Climate Services

The 25th anniversary of the State Climate Office of North Carolina public service held on October 26, 2001 provided an unprecedented avenue for different organizations, and experts to meet and develop a cohesive discussion on the future needs of climate related services in North Carolina. Several state, federal, and local agencies and private institutions participated through presentations, and active panel discussions. Shown below are some of the photographs taken during the symposium. Posters that were put up can be seen here.


Thomas Karl
Director, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

Mike Janis
Southeast Regional Climate Centre, Columbia, SC

Katie Perry
NC State University

Adel Hanna
MCNC, Raleigh, NC

John Dorman
NC Flood Mapping Program, Raleigh, NC

Jerad Bales
US Geological Survey, Raleigh, NC

Michelle Kennedy
WXII TV, Winston-Salem

Grant Goodge
Climatologist and Luncheon Speaker

Steve Harned
MIC, National Weather Service - Raleigh

Sheila Holman
NC Division of Air Quality

Alan Huber
Scientist, US EPA

Ken White
Meso Inc, Raleigh, NC

Karen Siderelis
US Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Teddy Holt
Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA

Vin Saxena

Fred Semazzi
NC State University

Chip Konrad
UNC-Chapel Hill

Pat Michaels
Virginia State Climatalogist, Charlottesville, VA

Milt Brown
South Carolina State Climatalogist, Columbia, SC

Amos Winter
Puerto Rico Commonwealth Climatologist, Mayaguez, PR

Jay Lennarston
UNC-Greensboro

Doug Gamble
UNC-Wilmington

Walter Martin
UNC-Charlotte

Peter Robinson
NC Climate Program Coordinator and Professor, Dept of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU

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