The 2011 U.S. Drought Monitor Forum will be at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, April 13-14.
Each year the Drought Monitor forum alternates focus between the U.S. and North American monitors.
The forum provides a chance for Drought Monitor authors and users to talk about ways to improve the product. Emerging issues this year are likely to center on drought impacts and on tools that can provide input at finer resolution in space or in time.
It is a chance for Drought Monitor authors, users, and drought researchers to meet with one another to refine the state of the art of drought monitoring. The forum is free and open to the public.
Please click here to see the FINAL agenda.
The USDM Forum will be followed by a half-day NIDIS Drought Portal Users Conference on April 15, in Room 163, Research Building I, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. All are welcome to attend. Please click here to see the agenda, or see more information from the U.S. Drough Portal (http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/community/drought_gov/Drought_Portal_Users_Conference)
There is no registration fee, but forum participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The following URL is the direct link for MASON Inn reservation: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=534865&hotelID=73874
Cinema in Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus. Please click here to see the campus map with hotel, meeting building, and parking lot marked.
Campus Map and Driving Directions
Please click here to see detailed map and directions to Fairfax campus.
Please click here to see details of visitor parking.