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Urban Science Initiative Inc.

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The National Tropical Weather Conference is the nation’s forum for professional training in hurricane preparedness for broadcast meteorologists. Attendees come from around the country. The conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, forecasting and research, providing a unique opportunity to learn from top experts in tropical meteorology. It also provides unique science content information for use in broadcasts.

2016 NTWC

The National Tropical Weather Conference offers 2 professional development credits to NWA and AMS broadcast members  and certificates to document participation in the conference.

#HurricaneStrong is a national hurricane resilience initiative to save lives and homes through collaboration with leading organizations in the disaster safety movement. The effort comes at a critical time as public awareness about hurricane readiness is declining due to fewer land-falling storms in the Atlantic.


The collaboration offers empowering hurricane safety and mitigation information through business summits, digital channels, events, home improvement store workshops, media outreach, school lesson plans, and a social media campaign featuring a #HurricaneStrong “Pose”.

The Urban Science Initiative Inc. has established a scholarship fund for undergraduates majoring in meteorology.

The William M. Gray Memorial Scholarship in Meteorology is designed to help those who have selected meteorology as their major and plan to concentrate on Tropical Meteorology.


The Urban Science Initiative Inc. will distribute a notice of available scholarship to all educational institutions that offer undergraduate degrees in Meteorology by January 15, 2017.


Donations for the scholarship fund are actively being taken.  All donors will receive a letter acknowledging their donation.  Donations to the fund are tax deductible.


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