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Fifth Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists: Meeting the Demand for Specialized Weather and Climate Information in the 21st Century Business Environment

Conference Program
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The central theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting will be technology and its profound impact on research, operations, the business of our environmental sciences, and the public. Papers are being solicited to reflect this subject as it relates to the participation of certified consulting meteorologists in government, business and industry to meet the new demands of our technologically diverse society. While the CCM community acknowledges the significant contribution of technology to our profession, it maintains the equally important role of professional ethics in the conduct of our profession’s many-faceted involvement in business, society and government.

The purpose of this Forum is twofold: to rekindle an interest in the ethical and technological evolution of our profession and to provide an opportunity to grow in both the practice and application of our science. To these ends the Forum will feature a Sunday Workshop on Forensic Meteorological Consulting, two morning sessions on technological evolution and practice by CCM’s, a Town Forum panel on Meteorological Ethics and afternoon session on ethic practice in meteorology.

Papers are solicited from CCM’s for the two morning sessions that reflect the changing application of technology and client service in Applied Meteorology; Air pollution Modeling; Remote Sensing; Climate prediction and services; Forecasting and Weather Prediction; Aviation Meteorology, Emerging Energy Sources; Weather Modification; Hydrometeorology; and Tropical Meteorology. The morning sessions will be followed by a Town Hall of invited panel of experts and practitioners to discuss the role of ethics in the business of meteorological consulting and research. All are invited to attend this thought-provoking panel with time for question and answers. An afternoon session will focus on the application of ethical practice in meteorological consulting, forensics, applied research and client interactions. Papers are solicited that provide examples of ethical dilemmas and their resolution, existing scientific conundrums that impact society as a whole and meteorologist-to-meteorologist interactions in the realm of research and government business.

Papers submitted will be reviewed and organized into sessions with common themes and possibly interactive panels. The forum presents an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn first-hand how CCM’s are involved in providing critical weather and climate information through use of new and innovative technology and discuss the value of ethical participation in our country’s economy and the solution of critical societal issues.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, John Henz (e-mail: jfhenz@comcast.net). (9/11)