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Join the Weather Band for a high energy conversation between Bruckner Chase and Weather-Ready Nation's Doug Hilderbrand on beach and coastline safety and forecasting. Bruckner is an internationally renowned adventure-athlete, ocean advocate, and resident expert for NOAA Ocean and Coastal Safety campaigns. You'll get a taste of what it means to be a weather expert at and for the ocean, and get an inside look at the lifeguard mindset by learning more about what to look for to stay safe at the beach, how to forecast and plan for hazards, and what the major hazards might be in different weather conditions.
Bruckner Chase is an internationally recognized ocean advocate and professional waterman whose athletic career spans the world in the most challenging adventures and events on water and land in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. Bruckner’s athletic pursuits and innovative, evidence based initiatives from American Samoa to Poland and the Jersey Shore provide opportunities to empower and positively impact individual and community behavior towards our shared aquatic environments while also building capacity and opportunities across multiple areas.
He is a former executive who worked in international project and brand development for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch and West Marine who traded a traditional office for an aquatic and community focused career with an innate understanding that mutually beneficial partnerships with measurable positive impacts are the foundation for sustainable initiatives and concept development. Bruckner is also a gifted and engaging speaker who brings the insights, knowledge and passion he confronts in the water to audiences around the world.