Hurricane Awareness 2007

Hurricane Awareness Week 2007


The Bermuda Weather Service and BAS-Serco Ltd. are running their first ever Hurricane Awareness Week, during the week of May 14-18, 2007. This is an effort to promote preparedness in advance of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season. There has been a recent upswing in Atlantic tropical cyclone activity, and an apparent erratic variability from year to year in the number of storms. Terms such as Global Warming and El Niño have become commonplace in media articles discussing hurricane activity. These factors, along with the direct hits on Bermuda in recent years, have increased public concern about hurricane impacts on such a small, isolated target. Two lectures about hurricanes will be given by our local expert Dr. Mark Guishard, Director of the Bermuda Weather Service. These lectures are given free of charge, and are open to the public.

Tuesday May 15, 2007 at 6:30pm

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

2007 Hurricane Season Briefing

Another busy period is forecast for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season – how will this affect Bermuda? Can we retain confidence in the seasonal forecasts, despite last year’s failure to identify the lower-than-average activity in the Atlantic? Come to the briefing and find out what to expect for the upcoming season, including the influences affecting the frequency, intensity and track of tropical cyclones.

Wednesday May 16, 2007 at 6:30pm

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Five Things You Never Knew About Hurricanes

There are huge advances currently being made in the sciences of meteorology and climatology. Vigorous scientific debate is raging on the issues of climate change and hurricane activity, the results of which may sometimes be confused by media spin, political agenda and simple miscommunication. Come and find out some of the issues surrounding the current state of hurricane science and policy from a global, regional and local perspective.