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NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar (NELS) Series

The NOAA-wide Environmental Leadership Seminar (NELS) Series provides examples and insight into NOAA’s leadership in environmental science, by those who lead it and make it happen. The Series invites NOAA senior leadership, Subject Matter Experts, and rising stars from throughout the agency, as well as our NOAA partners (e.g., Federal/State/Local, Industry, Academia, and others) to speak on topics relevant to NOAA’s mission. The series was established in 2019 and sponsored by the NOAA Science Council as part of the NOAA Science Seminar Series. The NELS Team schedules 9-10 webinars and 1-2 panel discussions per fiscal year. The webinars are presented online and open to the public and all NOAA staff to attend. Upcoming and past NELS webinar details are below. Webinar recordings and copies of the presentations are usually made available shortly after the seminar, and can be found under the "Past Presentations" tab below.
To request further information, to provide comments, or to suggest speakers, please contact the NELS Team by sending an email to (NELS Team: Hernan Garcia, NESDIS; Sandra Claar, NESDIS, and Katie Poser, OAR).

Upcoming Presentations

Seminar Titles, Presenters, Registration





NOAA panel discussion: Building a Climate-Ready Nation (CRN) by 2030

Panelists: Ko Barrett  (NOAA Senior Advisor for Climate); Sara Kapnick, Ph.D.  (NOAA Chief Scientist);  Michael Morgan,  Ph.D. (NOAA Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction); and Francisco (Cisco) Werner,  Ph.D. (NMFS Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor); Hernan Garcia, Ph.D. (NESDIS NCEI, panel moderator). Recording:






Building Resilience by Transforming the Way People Receive, Understand and Act on Weather, Water and Climate Information

Mary C. Erickson, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Weather Service






                            NOAA Assistant Administrators Look at the Year Ahead: 2nd Annual NELS Panel Discussion

Panel of NOAA Assistant Administrators: Dr. Steve Thur, Mr. Kenneth GrahamRADM Nancy Hann, Ms. Nicole LeBoeufDr. Steve VolzMs Janet Coit. Moderator: Dr. Karen Hyun, NOAA Chief of Staff


Resources about NOAA Leadership

Notes: Webinar access and other details are at the NOAA Science Seminar Series website.
Most seminars will be on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Seminars are available to the Public. Webinar is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Sign language interpreting services for NOAA's Deaf and hard of hearing employees is available through NOAA Human Capital Services' Sign Language Interpreting Services Program. 

If you would like for us to request an ASL interpreter in person or via webcam for an upcoming webinar, please let us know five business days in advance. You are free to request these services on your own through the link below: