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1 AMS Policy Statement on National Weather and Climate Priorities – A little historical background Matthew J. Parker, CCM Co-Chair, Statement Team Savannah River National Laboratory Chair, Board on Enterprise Communication

2 2005 AMS Summer Community Meeting Message from the Hill / Congress -- Conflicting information portrayedMessage from the Hill / Congress -- Conflicting information portrayed Need to be “on the same page”Need to be “on the same page”

3 2006 AMS Summer Community Meeting Similar message receivedSimilar message received Much discussion – AMS needs to actMuch discussion – AMS needs to act

4 Hurdles AMS tax status – Advocacy?AMS tax status – Advocacy? Interactions with Weather Coalition?Interactions with Weather Coalition? Convince the AMS Council to proceedConvince the AMS Council to proceed Much different type of AMS Statement – how do we do this?Much different type of AMS Statement – how do we do this?

5 Activities in Statement ActionsStatement Actions –AMS Policy Statement on “community priorities” sanctioned by AMS Council –Co-chairs, Bill Hooke, Matt Parker * –Writing team approved by AMS Council * –Team of reviewers also assembled * –First draft completed Dec07-early Jan08 –Iterative drafting / reviews including by AMS Council –Due by late August08 (one month extension granted by the AMS Executive Committee * See next page

6 Activities in WRITING TEAMWRITING TEAM Bill Hooke Co-Chair Director, AMS Policy ProgramBill Hooke Co-Chair Director, AMS Policy Program Matt Parker Co-Chair Chair, AMS Board on Enterprise Communication (BEC), Savannah River National LaboratoryMatt Parker Co-Chair Chair, AMS Board on Enterprise Communication (BEC), Savannah River National Laboratory Mary Altalo AMS Council Member, Ocean.USMary Altalo AMS Council Member, Ocean.US Kelvin Droegemeier AMS Council Member, University of OklahomaKelvin Droegemeier AMS Council Member, University of Oklahoma George Frederick Commissioner, AMS Climate and Weather Enterprise Commission, Private ConsultantGeorge Frederick Commissioner, AMS Climate and Weather Enterprise Commission, Private Consultant Jack Fellows UCARJack Fellows UCAR Gina Eosco AMS Policy Program and BEC memberGina Eosco AMS Policy Program and BEC member REVIEWERSREVIEWERS Elliot Abrams Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Uncertainty in Forecasts under BEC, AccuWeatherElliot Abrams Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Uncertainty in Forecasts under BEC, AccuWeather Melissa Tuttle Carr Rep from AMS Board on Societal Impacts, The Weather ChannelMelissa Tuttle Carr Rep from AMS Board on Societal Impacts, The Weather Channel John A. Dutton Rep from Ad hoc Committee on Climate Services under the BEC, Penn State / WeatherVentures, Inc.John A. Dutton Rep from Ad hoc Committee on Climate Services under the BEC, Penn State / WeatherVentures, Inc. John Gaynor Rep from Ad Hoc Planning Committee under BEC, NOAAJohn Gaynor Rep from Ad Hoc Planning Committee under BEC, NOAA Jim Giraytys Rep from Ad Hoc Planning under BEC, James Madison U.Jim Giraytys Rep from Ad Hoc Planning under BEC, James Madison U. Chrissy Jackson Volunteer through AMS call, Perot SystemsChrissy Jackson Volunteer through AMS call, Perot Systems Veronica Johnson Rep from BEC, NBC/WRC-4Veronica Johnson Rep from BEC, NBC/WRC-4 Sam Lashley Volunteer through AMS call, NOAA-NWS (northern IN)Sam Lashley Volunteer through AMS call, NOAA-NWS (northern IN) Cindy Schmidt Rep from Weather Coalition, UCARCindy Schmidt Rep from Weather Coalition, UCAR Steve Tracton Rep from Ad Hoc Planning under BEC, Retired- govtSteve Tracton Rep from Ad Hoc Planning under BEC, Retired- govt

7 So what do we have? ● New document that we’ve never had before ● Long-lived – will be on the books for years ● Living document – expect to revise over time ● Does it look like what any of us thought it would look like? You be the judge. Matthew J. Parker, CCM Fellow Meteorologist Atmospheric Technologies Group Savannah River National Laboratory Bldg A Aiken, SC (803)


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