What is that? Well, it really sounds a lot like what we already do every day. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is a formal recognition of National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, we are committed to working with NOAA and other WRN Ambassadors to inspire everyone to be better informed and prepared, which helps you and your family make better weather-related safety decisions. We are very proud to have been chosen as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, and we look forward to collaborating with NOAA and its other WRN Ambassador partners in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador initiative?
One of NOAA’s missions is to save life and property by providing critical environmental intelligence, including weather forecasts and warnings, to our partners and the general public. NOAA wants everyone, from communities across the country, businesses, and the public at large to be ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather, water, and climate events. Government cannot achieve success without the support and contributions from partners. NOAA recognizes to build a Weather-Ready Nation requires innovative collaborations with the media, emergency management community, the Weather Enterprise, and other organizations such as businesses and all levels of government. WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices.
How does this benefit the nation?
NOAA wants to find ways to collaborate with external organizations in innovative ways to maximize all our efforts toward national resilience. Increased dialog and information sharing will result in reduced redundancy, more consistent weather safety messaging, and improved communication with stakeholders and the general public.
Why become an Ambassador?
Strengthening partnerships begins with greater, more meaningful dialog. The WRN Ambassadors initiative improves the two-way communication between NOAA and its partners. NOAA will send Ambassadors information relevant to the Weather-Ready Nation strategic priority, such as toolkits for preparedness weeks and planning information for WRN-sponsored events. Greater dialog will lead to new innovative opportunities for collaboration, all leading toward greater preparedness, responsiveness, and resilience to extreme events.
What are the duties of a WRN Ambassador?
WRN Ambassadors are expected to maintain active dialog with NOAA (e.g., maintain current point-of-contact and contact information), use where appropriate NOAA-generated information such as preparedness messages, and identify opportunities for collaboration including research initiatives and outreach events.
Who can become a WRN Ambassador? Any organization across all levels of government, businesses large and small, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academia can become WRN Ambassadors.
Who can I contact for more information?
Any organization that is interested in becoming a WRN Ambassador can submit the required information from our online application form. To contact the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation team directly, email [email protected]