Local TV meteorologists to speak at special ESSIC seminar

NBC4 Meteorologists Doug Kammerer and Amelia Segal will be the featured speakers at a special University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) seminar series event on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Kammerer and Segal who particapated in ESSIC’s severe weather workshop this past July, will present a talk entitled “Television Meteorology and the impact of Social Media,” which highlights the effects of social media on the dissemination and accessibility of weather-related information.

According to Kammerer, NBC has made their social media presence a major aspect of their news strategy.

“We are everywhere,” he said, as he explained how social media has taken over other forms of communication that used to be dominant.

In the spirit of Kammerer’s talk, those unable to attend the event in-person at the Center’s M-Square Research Park location (seating is limited) can participate remotely via the Adobe Connect link provided below.


Kammerer has never worked with the package before, but expressed his eagerness at seeing results.

“People can be involved in the seminar without being there and five years ago this wouldn’t have been the case,” Kammerer said. “The world is more open now than ever before.”

The seminar will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

For more information, please see the ESSIC Seminar Calendar or contact ESSIC Seminar Coordinator, Dr. Isaac Moradi.