Statements in Process

Statements Accepting Comments

AMS Statements that are being considered by the AMS Council for approval are posted on the AMS Web site at least thirty days before the Council vote. The Council may consider a statement either at one of the two regularly scheduled meetings each year, or at any time in between using e-mail discussion and electronic balloting. In addition, statement preparation does not follow a fixed schedule so statements may come up for consideration at any time of the year. AMS Members who are interested in providing input to statements are encouraged to check the AMS Web site regularly to see if any are under review at that time.

Draft Statement The Energy Sector and Earth Observations, Sciences, and Services Open for Full Member Comment:

Comments due on or before 4 September, 2019
Energy production, distribution, and use are highly sensitive to weather, water, and climate1.  Heat waves, droughts, anomalies in the wind, solar and water resource, ice and snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfire, and solar storms, disrupt the generation and delivery of electricity, the extraction and refining of oil and natural gas, and the short-term consumer demand for energy. Disruptions to the energy sector from extreme events often occur over large geographic areas and have substantial economic impacts.

Draft Code of Conduct Open for Full Member Comment:

The AMS Council is working toward a more comprehensive Code of Conduct for AMS members than is provided in the current AMS Constitution. The draft Code of Conduct provided below for member comment is the first phase of that process.


Members are encouraged to read the draft Code of Conduct and provide any comments. This Code of Conduct, which applies to Members and Institutional Members, will be incorporated into our governance structure when finalized.  This draft draws heavily from the work of the National Academy of Sciences. Further work in this area is on-going. In consultation with the NAS and other professional science associations, procedures and associated actions for managing alleged violations of this Code of Conduct are being developed and will be provided to the Membership for review. Additionally, existing expectations of proper conduct for any individual attending an AMS event will be incorporated more fully into the registration process. 

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Statement Drafting Committee

If you would like to be considered for service on the drafting committee, please send your name and contact information with a brief description of your background to the AMS Council at the following e-mail address:

The AMS Council is currently soliciting volunteers to serve on the drafting committee for updating or creating the following statements:

Statements in Preparation

The following statements are currently being prepared with an anticipated completion on or before the date shown below:

Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in Weather, Water, and Climate Science
Climate Change
Radio Frequency Allocations
Tornado Forecasting and Warning
Tornado Preparedness and Safety
Best Practices on Data Management
Best Practices on Retail Store Safety