Third Annual Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
Under the auspices of the proposed theme, the Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise (CWCE) invites presentations on a broad range of topics of interest to the government, private, academic, and other user communities. Within this broad range, we are requesting topics that will have or will have the potential to impact the weather and climate enterprise broadly over the academic, private, and government sectors. Special emphasis should be placed upon providing information that highlights outcomes and strategic vision on topics that are relevant to today’s evolving scientific, budgetary or societal community issues. Topics and themes should incorporate interactions between sectors including lessons gained, success stories and/or areas of concern for the professions related to the general AMS membership and beyond to various user communities. In many cases, the best format for these proposed topics is through a panel discussion as to allow for broad participation among the AMS community.