Sixth Symposium on US-International Partnerships

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 11 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

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The Sixth Symposium on U.S-International Partnerships is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS International Affairs Committee.

In its first five years, the annual Symposium on U.S. International Partnerships has been focused on exploring the growth of public-private-academic partnerships in NMHSs and other water and climate agencies across the globe. Building on the decision of the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (June 2019, Geneva) and its Geneva Declaration - 2019: Building Community for Weather, Climate and Water Actions, these activities have been accelerating during recent years.

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for the Sixth Symposium on U.S. International Partnerships. The 101st Annual Meeting will have a significant online component due to the ongoing pandemic, we strongly encourage abstracts from entities across the world that may not traditionally have been able to attend in-person AMS annual meetings to this special session of the International Symposium.


Given the considerable interest in the invited panel at the 100th Annual AMS Meeting earlier this year, the goal of the Symposium is to highlight “Public-Private Partnerships in the Weather Enterprise Across the World” and to present diverse cross-sector collaboration.


The objective of the paper/poster session is to demonstrate and promote such innovative and collaborative solutions with examples from various players across the weather/water/climate enterprise and are interested in how you are measuring success and tracking lessons learned. If you or your organization are involved with such a partnership, we welcome your submission to further the discussion in this important area.


Consistent with AMS policy, we welcome abstracts from underrepresented groups across diverse professions, sectors and entities.


  •  WMO - Better Service To All: A Leadership Town Hall on WMO Reform and Public-Private Partnerships;
  •  Engaging International Users in the Development of Environmental Satellite Data & Applications;
  • Public-Private Partnerships in the Weather Enterprise Across the World 

Joint Sessions

  • Building the Earth Observations Enterprise: Growing Cross-Sector Coordination and Engagement in the U.S. and Across the World (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on US-International Partnerships and the 11th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations);
  • Environmental Satellite Spectrum Matters in the 5G Era/Integrating JPSS and GOES-R Observations to Improve Forecasting (Joint between the 17th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and the Sixth Symposium on US-International Partnerships);
  • Update on CMIP-6 Data Status and ESGF Data Delivery and Analysis Capabilities (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on US-International Partnerships and the 11th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python)

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Renee Leduc (email: [email protected]), Ghassem Asrar (email: [email protected]), and Natalia Donoho (email: [email protected]).