Media are invited to go behind the scenes of a comprehensive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA campaign focused on investigating El Niño weather patterns in the Pacific.

The event will highlight the key role NASA’s remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft is playing in NOAA’s El Niño Rapid Response Field Research Project, through its support of the Sensing Hazards Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) mission. The event will be held Feb. 5 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Center located in Edwards, California. The event will feature presentations by Robert “Robin” Webb, Director of NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division, and Robbie Hood, Director NOAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program. Other highlights will include a panel discussion by mission staff and scientists, as well as an opportunity to view NASA’s Global Hawk and the mission control center.

The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where media will have opportunities to:

Participate in a news conference with NOAA and NASA mission scientists and staff
Tour of the Global Hawk Operations Center
Tour NASA’s Global Hawk aircraft and learn about the agency’s Earth science initiatives

Domestic media representatives interested in participating should confirm their plans to attend by contacting the NASA Armstrong Public Affairs office no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 661-810-4978, or email Kate Squires at Foreign national journalists cannot be accommodated.

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