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Sixth Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists: Taking prediction beyond climate and weather: The CCM’s tools for providing solutions to real world problems

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      The central theme of the 2013 Annual Meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections.”  Papers are being solicited for the CCM Forum that 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.

      The purpose of this Forum is to provide a vehicle for CCM to describe the valuable work they perform daily to design future systems and projects.  It will also allow CCMs to describe how weather prediction models are used to address the needs of their clients.

      Papers are solicited from CCM’s for the morning session that reflects the use of weather models in the solution of engineering/analysis problems in the CCM community.  Authors of papers and posters are encouraged to address the use of models as opposed to the model technical descriptions or performance.

Potential topics span:

  • Air Quality
  • Remote Sensing System Design
  • Weather Product generation
  • Forensic Meteorology
  • Transportation
    • Aviation
    • Shipping
    • Road Management
  • Alternate Energy
    • Solar and wind energy “prospecting”
    • Spatial Diversity
  • Flood Control System Design
    • Flood Analysis
    • Prediction
    • Facility Design
    • Management
  • Applications of Water Resources and Hydrometeorological Analyses
    • Drainage
    • Land Use
    • Facility Design
  • Emergency Response Planning and Operations (Public Health)
    • Hurricanes (Coastal / Ocean)
    • Inland Floods
    • Sand Storms
    • Severe Weather
  • Space Weather
  • Agriculture
  • Homeland Security

      The morning sessions will be followed by a Town Hall keynote address with Q&A.  The keynote paper will focus on the use of proprietary NWP models vs. publically available models.  It will address

  1. Validation
  2. Peer Reviewed vs. Competitive Advantage
  3. Customer perception
  4. Obligation to the Science Community

      An invited panel of experts and practitioners will participate in the panel discussion on the issues related to exploring the development and use of weather prediction models for the CCM community.  The topic will be the role of U.S. Government (NASA, NOAA, DOE, BLM, etc) in technology transfer to the private sector (Implementation of Fair Weather Report Recommendations).  Each panel member will be asked to open with a statement addressing one of the following topics

  1. What is/should be the government’s role in technology transfer to the private sector?
  2. Historical view of their fulfillment of that role
  3. What is/should be the future path of the government in technology transfer
  4. What is/should be the role of educational institutes (Knowledge Bank or Competitors) in weather prediction technique development?
  5. What are the roles and conflicts of university NWP model development?

      All are invited to attend and interact with panel to explore these topics. Selected posters will displayed next to the CCM booth during the afternoon poster session 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 us of innovative models to provide solutions to critical societal needs.  It is expected that other Conferences will jointly sponsor some of sessions, but has not yet negotiated those joint sponsorships.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Gerry Mulvey (e-mail: Irish69th@msn.com).