The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop with Bob Robichaud from the Canadian Hurricane Centre, Environment Canada.
For more than twenty years the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) has been Canada’s authoritative source of information on tropical cyclones: past, present and future. During that time there has been a great maturing of both the CHC and the people of eastern Canada in all matters relating to tropical cyclones. On the inside, we are better at observing them, understanding them, predicting them, and communicating about them. On the outside, Canadians are better at being aware of them, preparing for them, and responding to messages about them.
This presentation will include an overview of tropical cyclones and how they behave in Canada. The session will also include a review of the 2012 hurricane season with a closer look at hurricane Sandy and will conclude with the seasonal outlook for the upcoming 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Bob received his B.Sc. Degree in Meteorology from Lyndon State College, Vermont in 1995. After a few years as a weather forecaster in the private sector, Bob joined Environment Canada in 1998 as an aviation forecaster in Gander NL where he eventually became Aviation Weather Program Manager for Atlantic Canada. In 2003, Bob managed the National Aviation Weather Services contract with NAV CANADA and he has also written a book on aviation weather for Eastern Canada. Bob moved to Halifax in 2004 to fill the new Warning Preparedness Meteorologist role in Atlantic Canada where his primary focus is working closely with emergency management officials on a variety of different weather related issues including training, exercising and support during actual weather events.
When: Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: ICLR, 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210, Toronto RSVP: Tracy Waddington (416) 364-8677 (email@example.com)