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1 1 The AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED) Pam Emch (Northrop Grumman) Chair, Board on Enterprise Economic Development Background & Activity Status August 2008

2 2Agenda Background and OrganizationBackground and Organization Activities AccomplishedActivities Accomplished Activities PlannedActivities Planned

3 3 Background and Organization

4 4 BEED Mission External Focus: Promote growth in the economic base of the weather and climate enterprise by outreach to the user community, broadly defined History Prior to the formation of the Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise, the BEED was the AMS Economic Development Committee, which reported to the AMS Executive Committee

5 5 BEED Organization Intelligent Transportation Systems & Surface Transportation Committee Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED) Water Resources Committee Energy Committee Economic Sector Committee - X Renamed, reorganized 2005 Reorganized

6 6 BEED Members NameOrganizationTerm Expiration 1.Chair, Pam EmchNorthrop Grumman Jan DuttonAWS Bill GrahamNASA Stennis John ZackMESO, Inc Monica HaleSAIC Dorlisa HommelRaytheon Richard OhlemacherNorthrop Grumman Robert PlanteSasaki Institute (OU) Andrea BleisteinNWS Office of Science & Technology Holly HartmanUniversity of Arizona John HenzHDR Engineering, Inc Eva RegnierNaval Postgraduate School2011 Ex Officio Members: Post Chair, BEED – Bill Mahoney (UCAR) Chair, ITS & Surface Transportation Committee– Paul Pisano (FHWA) Chair, Energy Committee – Jon Davis (Chesapeake Energy)

7 7 ITS & ST Committee Members NameOrganizationTerm Expiration 1.Chair, Paul PisanoFHWA Brooke PearsonVaisala Renee McPhersonOklahoma State University Robert HallowellMIT / Lincoln Lab Jim O’SullivanNOAA Kevin PettyNCAR Pat WelshUniversity of North Florida Ralph PattersonUtah DOT Denise Stephenson-HawkUCAR Jim BlockMeteorlogix Steve CongerAvaTerra Services / Iteris, Inc Kathy OsborneMeridian Environmental Technologies2011 Ex Officio Members: Future Chair - Ed Boselly (Weather Solutions Group) Chair, Weather Information & Applications Special Interest Group, Intelligent Transportation Society of America – Art Handman (Ret. Hartford Transit Authority) Chair, TRB Task Force on Surface Transportation Weather - Dr. Wilf Nixon (U of IA) Federal Coordinator (OFCM) or designee

8 8 Energy Committee Members NameOrganizationTerm Expiration 1.Chair, Jon DavisChesapeake Energy2010* 2.Josh DarrChesapeake Energy Dave ChangnonNorthern IL University Adam StevensVelite Capital (prev. Citigroup) Marc SchwartzNREL Patrick WalshTVA Ken ReevesAccuWeather Robert MulloyShell Beth StumpChevron Kathleen MooreIntegrated Environmental Data, LLC Cathy FinleyWindLogics, Inc Rick PettyDOE2010 *J. Davis’ term was extended one year Several other member terms were extended one year to give the charter members a full 3-year term.

9 9 Water Resources Committee Members NameOrganizationTerm Expiration 1.Chair, John HenzHDR Engineering, Inc New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New Member New members will be drawn from across the enterprise, ensuring representation from all sectors: government/agency, industry/commercial and academia/labs

10 10 BEED Primary Activities Organize regular yearly events –Users Forum Takes place at the AMS Annual Meeting (~1 day) Brings together the broader user community and the weather and climate enterprise Focus on local / regional users in vicinity of Annual Meeting location Speakers asked to focus on industry needs for weather and climate information, recent successes and failures in the use of products, and other aspects of products and services as they relate to the end user and decision maker –Public-Private Partnership Forum (formerly “Corporate Forum”) Takes place each spring in Washington, D.C. (1 ½ day) Brings together key members of the community, government agencies, and policy makers The primary goal of the Forum is to identify business opportunities Discussion topics include ongoing programs, new initiatives, business opportunities, and policy issues Work with WCEC, BEP, BEC to plan and organize meetings, review statements, and participate in additional AMS activities

11 11 BEED Primary Activities (cont’d) The BEED also supports the activities of its committees –Identify and facilitate opportunities for engagement between the weather and climate community and the transportation, energy, and water resources sectors Sponsor / attend conferences and web casts Organize / co-chair AMS forums, sessions, and short courses –Improve AMS committee websites and other methods of distributing committee information

12 12 Activities Accomplished

13 13 Sixth Users Forum 22 January 2008 Jointly organized by the BEED and the AMS Societal Impacts Board Session A: Emergency Management and Rescue Operations –Jennifer Suter – Harris County Office of Homeland Security –Thomas Lee Smith – Building Consultant to FEMA –Brandon Bolinski – SE Region Hurricane Manager, FEMA –Windell Curole – GM, Lafourche Levee District Session B: Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and the Energy Industry –Brent Dorsey –Environmental Programs Director, Entergy –Cortis Cooper – Chevron –Jeff Zimmerman – McDermott Industries –Gary Crews – Spatial Energy –Ron Hughes – Global Industries –Mike Beeman – National Preparedness Director, FEMA Region II, DHS BAMS Advertisement

14 Public-Private Partnership Forum April 2008 Participants included: –Congressional Staff: Appropriations, Authorization –Federal Gov’t Agencies: NOAA, NASA, DHS, DOE Standard Sessions –Legislative Topics Panel – Authorization –Federal Agency Initiatives, Plans, Opportunities –Legislative Topics Panel – Appropriations Process “Elective” Sessions –Responding to Emerging Climate Change Policies NOAA Climate Service Plans Nat’l Infrastructure Needs Emerging Markets: Insurance, Risk Mgmt, and Energy, Carbon, Emissions Trading –Establishing Community Priorities – Next Actions BAMS Advertisement Guest Speakers –Luncheon: Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future –Dinner: Ana Unruh Cohen, House Professional Staff (D), Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

15 15 Committees - Accomplishments Intelligent Transportation Systems & Surface Transportation Committee: Held Short Course on Surface Transportation Meteorology at the AMS Annual Meeting (20 Jan. 2008) Organized Surface Transportation Weather session in the 24 th Conference on International Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) at the AMS Annual Meeting (Jan. 2008) Held joint meeting with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Weather Information & Applications Special Interest Group (23 Jan. 2008) Co-Sponsored 4 th National Conference on Surface Transportation Weather held jointly with TRB Snow & Ice Control Technology Conference (18-20 June 2008, Indianapolis) Energy Committee: Organized and chaired the session on Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and the Energy Industry for the Sixth Users Forum at the AMS Annual Meeting (22 Jan. 2008)

16 16 Activities Planned

17 17 BEED Activities Planned Grow membership and begin activities of new Water Resources Committee –Approx. 8 members to start in 2008 and 4 to start in January 2009 Organize Seventh Users Forum for 2009 AMS Annual Meeting Organize 2009 Public-Private Partnership Forum Support development of community priorities statements Continue improvement of AMS BEED website and distribution of BEED information Support activities of BEED Committees Expand cross-enterprise participation in AMS activities

18 18 Seventh Users Forum 13 January 2009 Focus: Weather, Climate, and Water Resources in the Urban Environment Invite speakers from southwest region / Phoenix area Draft Agenda Topics –Session A: “Weather and Short-Term Decision Making in Water Resource Operations” –Salt River Project, Central Arizona Project, metropolitan water districts –Session B: “Climate and Long-Term Planning of Water Resources” –Efficient, sustainable utilization of runoff water at large and small- scale levels –City planning, structural design, decision support systems: impacts of potential climate change, paleo-climate research –“How sure is a 100 yr water supply?”: uncertainty and climate change in Arizona planning –NOAA planning: inputs from the Water Resource community

19 Public-Private Partnership Forum April 2009 Standard Sessions –Legislative Topics Panel – Authorization –Federal Agency Initiatives, Plans, Opportunities –Legislative Topics Panel – Appropriations Process “Elective” Sessions –Private Sector Initiatives –Establishing Community Priorities – Next Actions Guest Speakers –Luncheon –Dinner

20 20 Committee Activities Planned Intelligent Transportation Systems & Surface Transportation Committee: Support ITS World Congress; hold joint meeting with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Weather Information & Applications Special Interest Group (Nov. 2008, New York City) Organize Surface Transportation Weather session in the 25 th Conference on International Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) (AMS Annual Meeting, 13 Jan. 2009) Organize Surface Transportation Weather session in the 4 th Symposium on Policy and Socioeconomic Research (AMS Annual Meeting, 13 Jan. 2009) Hold joint meeting with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Weather Information & Applications Special Interest Group (AMS Annual Meeting, Jan. 2009) Developing BAMS articles focused on surface transportation weather Energy Committee: Continue working with NCDC on climate normals including support of upcoming conference call in late Aug/ Sept 2008 Organize Energy session for the 8 th Symposium on the Urban Environment (AMS Annual Meeting, Jan. 2009)


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