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CICS-NC to host executive forum on business and climate

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is press release from the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC), a unit of NC State University and PAMS.

Through a grant from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC) is hosting the Executive Forum on Business and Climate in Asheville, NC, from June 3-6 2013.

During this 4 day groundbreaking event, business and industry leaders, academic researchers, and climate science experts will analyze recent weather and climate science and trends in the U.S., including observations and predictions, related business risks, impacts and opportunities, and current market trends.  This state-of-the-art forum will build and strengthen an elite network of researchers and business leaders that will share knowledge and experience, and identify opportunities as well as best-business approaches for decision-making. Participants will learn to use weather and climate information for business and environmental strategy development, operational risk assessment, and identify competitive advantage opportunities using climate data and information. Through a combination of interactive discussions, case studies, and lectures, participants will learn and share information on:

  • Climate and Earth System Science
  • Climate and Business Operations
  • Climate Risk Management
  • Climate Decision Support
  • Climate Markets and Regulations

Aimed at energy industry leaders, executives and senior decision makers, the keynote speaker of the Executive Forum on Business and Climate is Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of electricity.

For more information on the Executive Forum on Business and Climate, please visit

About the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites North Carolina

CICS-NC, a unit of NC State University, provides collaborative research in support of NOAA mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development. CICS-NC scientific vision centers on observation from Earth-orbiting satellites and prediction using realistic mathematical models of the present and future behavior of the Earth System. Furthermore, CICS-NC is an inter institutional research center of the University of North Carolina system, a focal point for climate science research, and, a facilitator of regional economic development through its engagement activities. For more information, please

About NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center:

NCDC is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of climate and historical weather data and information. For more information, please visit


Contact Information:
Geraldine Guillevic, CICS-NC
Communications Specialist
Tel: 828-257-4904

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