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Tuesday, August 14, 2018. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Valuing NOAA Data and Earth Observations. Christopher Lauer, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.

Abstract: NOAA data creates important value for society, but estimating this value is challenging. Economics and social science can help us understand how to value the information NOAA provides to its users. Valuation techniques are important to help NOAA align its operations with the needs of the public and prioritize future research and investments. This webinar will discuss ongoing valuation efforts to improve our understanding of NOAA's data, products and services.

About the Speaker: Chris Lauer is an economist in NOAA’s Office of Performance, Risk, and Social Science in Silver Spring, MD. His work involves a range of topics related to weather, the blue economy, the value of NOAA data, natural capital accounting, and marine transportation. Prior to joining NOAA in February 2018, Chris was involved in research to improve wildfire management, from reducing costs and damage caused by these events to improving responder safety. He also worked on projects promoting biomass as a renewable energy source. Chris completed his Ph.D. at Oregon State University in the Department of Applied Economics and has a B.A. in Economics from St. John’s University


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Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:00

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