WSWC – NASA Western Water Applications Office (WWAO) Research to Operations (R2O) Workshop

VENUE: National Academy of Sciences Beckman Center
100 Academy, Irvine, California 92617

OVERVIEW: NASA provides data and information to assist state, local and federal water agencies in responding to complex problems through its Earth observations, tools and scientific expertise. Water managers recognize the value of NASA’s capabilities for decision support, though it has been challenging to use the data operationally.
This workshop will bring together NASA scientists with partners from federal and state agencies that have experience with technology transfer to identify best practices to streamline the technology transfer process.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:
1. Strengthen inter-agency partnerships and continue building a network of experts to facilitate research to operations (R2O) in water resources management;
2. Develop the Western States Water Council’s Western Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST) network to be a bridge to help transition applicable NASA-supported research to operational federal programs;
3. Develop a strategy for raising awareness and support within state and federal governmental entities for R2O;
4. Help the research community understand the lead ties necessary for successful transition of projects to operational federal agency programs; and
5. Identify current barriers to technology transfer and establish pathways to overcome those barriers.

AGENDA: (coming soon)

REGISTRATION:
Registration is required for all meeting speakers and attendees.
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Suggested Accommodations:

Hotels offering Federal per diem rate ($181) and airport shuttle

Embassy Suites Irvine Orange County Airport
2120 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
949-553-8332

DoubleTree by Hilton – Orange County Airport
7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-751-2400

DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
201 E. MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-825-3333

Hilton Garden Inn Irvine/Orange County Airport
2381 Morse Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614
949-224-3900

Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
18700 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612
949-833-2770

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Date

Apr 22 2020 - Apr 23 2020

Location

National Academy of Sciences Beckman Center
National Academy of Sciences Beckman Center, Irvine, California, USA
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