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1 AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise Terry Tarbell RS Information Systems, Inc. Outgoing Chair, AMS BEP Tim Spangler Incoming Chair, BEP Commission Steering Committee Meeting New Orleans, LA 19 January 2007 Board on Enterprise Planning (BEP)

2 Agenda BEP Charter BEP Membership Annual Partnership Topic (APT) BEP Status Update Mesoscale Observing Networks APT Building Americas Resilience to Hurricane Disasters APT New APT for 2008

3 BEP Charter Review issues identified by the Steering Committee that are of long-term strategic nature with importance to the enterprise as a whole Focus on a selected topic annually –Annual Partnership Topic –Working Group for a specific topic –Annual Report to Steering Committee

4 BEP Membership Chair 13 members at large 3 Working Groups [WGs], one for each APT –WG membership: Private, academic, and public sectors; user community

5 Annual Partnership Topic Purpose Give all interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the selected topic Summarize those views in a concise report Identify consensus views when such consensus exists Clarify differences of opinion when consensus does not exist Offer recommendations to AMS itself and the enterprise as a whole based on the understanding of views gained during the study

6 APT Selection Annual Partnership Topic will be selected based on nominations received by AMS during an open nomination period Selection based on published selection criteria Selection made by Commission Steering Committee Any party may submit a nomination All nominations will be available for comment

7 Annual Partnership Topic Nominal Calendar of Events Year One: –Annual AMS Meeting – Issue call for nominations –Spring – Open comment period –Summer – Select topic, charge WG –Remainder of Year – Organize activities for Year Two Year Two: –Annual AMS Meeting – Frame topic –Remainder of Year – Conduct activities appropriate to topic Year Three: –Annual AMS Meeting – Conduct summary session on topic –Summer – WG presents final report for review/approval –Fall – Publish final report

8 Annual Partnership Topic Topic Selection Criteria 1.Timeliness [30%] –Results of partnership topic activities must be relevant to the weather and climate enterprise in relation to a 2-3 year timeline –Topics which require results more rapidly will be rejected –Topics which have longer time frames will be considered 2.Breadth [25%] –Partnership topic will have broad impact and interest –Breadth judged on two factors: Sectoral breadth [60%] [private, academic, government] Disciplinary breadth [40%] [scientific, policy, etc]

9 Annual Partnership Topic Topic Selection Criteria 3.Impact [20%] –Impact it is expected to have on the weather and climate enterprise and on society as a whole –May be evaluated in Tangible terms [e.g., fraction of the U.S. economy affected] Intangible terms [e.g., potential legal effects] 4.Interest [15%] –Estimate of the likelihood of: Success in forming topic Working Group Gaining multiple contributors to the topic 5.Linkage [10%] –Potential linkage to other planned activities [e.g., topic related to a planned activity by an organization other than AMS]

10 Annual Partnership Topic BEP Functions 1.Organize the APT nomination process –Issue call, make public, collect comments 2.Evaluate nominations –Score each nomination –Draft charge for Topic Committee 3.Fill the Topic Committee 4.Review Report 5.Submit report to Steering Committee

11 Annual Partnership Topic Steering Committee Functions Select Annual Partnership Topic Finalize Charge to Topic Committee Approve Final Report

12 APT 1--Mesoscale Observing Networks Topic Committee Charge: –Criteria for Evaluating Potential Testbeds. Identify potential technical criteria for evaluating mesoscale observing network testbeds. Propose ways the criteria can be applied to rank order potential testbeds –Business Models for Partnerships in Mesoscale Network Testbeds. Identify potential business models. Propose ways the business criteria can be applied in conjunction with the technical criteria to rank order potential testbeds –Potential Mesoscale Network Testbeds. Identify potential mesoscale network testbeds that meet at least some of the technical criteria –Recommended Mesoscale Network Testbeds. Recommend at least three mesoscale network testbeds

13 APT 1--Mesoscale Observing Networks WG: Fred Carr (OU) [Chair], Tim Spangler, Don Winter, Bruce Telfeyan Topic Rebecca Morss (NCAR), Ken Crawford (OU), John Horel (Utah).com: Maria Pirone (AER), Mike Kalb (GST), John Lasley (SAIC), Peter Neilley (WSI), Brent Shaw (Weathernews).gov: Greg Mandt (NOAA), Marty Ralph (NOAA), Ralph Patterson (Utah DOT), Paul Pisano or Andy Stearns (FHWA)

14 APT 1--Mesoscale Observing Networks 2007 Milestones JanuaryTHM to solicit community input

15 APT 1--Mesoscale Observing Networks 2008 Plan Complete report

16 APT 2Hurricane Disasters Status Topic Committee Charge: –[Private Sector Engagement] How can the private sector engage more fully in hurricane disaster prevention, preparedness and recovery actions nationwide? –[High Risk Populations] How can we do more to protect the poor and most vulnerable in hurricane disasters? –[Educating the Enterprise] What can be done to better educate the Enterprise on responses to forecasts and warnings for hurricanes?

17 APT 2Hurricane Disasters Status WG: Jim Harrison (.gov), Kristina Peterson (.edu), Bill Massey (.com) Topic Joe Friday (OU), John Harrald (GWU), Susan Cutter (U. South Carolina), Shirley Laska (U. New Orleans), Jeff Lazo (UCAR).com: Paul Try (STC), Jingli Yang (ERT), George Haddow (Bullock & Haddow), Betty Hearn Morrow (SocResearch Miami).gov: Margaret Davidson (NOAA), James Kunde (Coalition to Improve Management in State and Local Government)

18 APT 2Hurricane Disasters 2007 Milestones JanuaryTopic Committee meeting in San Antonio FebruarySelection of study topics for each study area (question) JulyTHM at Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder DecemberComplete draft report

19 APT 2Hurricane Disasters 2007 Results Information Gathering on Study Topics: Private Sector Engagement –Enhance incentives for the private sector –Meet individual and community unmet needs in the recovery phase of a hurricane disaster High Risk Populations –Achieve selected improvements which will have high consequence results for vulnerable populations –Resolve selected communications issues Educating the Enterprise –Achieve improvements in areas related to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) –Achieve improvements in education and training on hurricanes and preparedness

20 APT 2Hurricane Disasters 2008 Plan JanuaryTHM at AMS annual meeting in New Orleans JanuaryTopic Committee meeting in New Orleans JuneComplete final report OctoberPublish final report

21 APT 3--Status JanuaryIssue call for APT nominations Annual Meeting -- Issue Call for APT Nominations Annual Meeting - 31 March – Receive APT nominations February – 30 April -- Open comment period 1 May – 30 June – BEP prepares APT recommendation for CSC Summer CSC meeting – Select topic, charge Topic Committee CSC Meeting – 2008 Annual Meeting –Conduct THM

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