Policy Program

 

About the Policy Program

The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.

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Who Will Make Sense of All the Data? Assessing the Impacts of Technology on the Weather, Water, and Climate Workforce
Who Will Make Sense of All the Data? Assessing the Impacts of Technology on the Weather, Water, and Climate Workforce

This AMS Policy Program study explores the state of the technological landscape in WWC science and its implications for employers and employees across the public, private, and academic sectors.

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Tags: 2021, Workforce
Where Global Warming Meets Local Decision-Making: An Introduction to the Arctic Science Policy Landscape
Where Global Warming Meets Local Decision-Making: An Introduction to the Arctic Science Policy Landscape

This AMS Program study takes stock of the state of Arctic science, its organizations, and how it is linked to some of the most discussed policy issues in the Arctic.

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Tags: 2021, Arctic
Meeting Coastal Information Needs through Tailored Scientific Assessment
Meeting Coastal Information Needs through Tailored Scientific Assessment

Actionable weather, water, and climate information is critical to ensuring the long-term resilience of coastal communities. This study identifies key information needs for coastal resilience and assesses the state of the relevant science. 

 

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Tags: Gulf Coast, Gulf of Maine, Coastal resilience, 2021
Three Policies Shape Enterprise Value: Minor Adjustments Could Enhance the Societal Benefit
Three Policies Shape Enterprise Value: Minor Adjustments Could Enhance the Societal Benefit

This American Meteorological Society Policy Study examines the role that public policy plays in determining the sum societal value of Earth Observations, Science, and Services (OSS) as well as the allocation of that value and the costs of OSS production across society.

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Tags: Societal benefit, 2022
AMS Community Synthesis on Geohealth
AMS Community Synthesis on Geohealth

This American Meteorological Society Policy Program study synthesizes input from the AMS community on the various connections, gaps, and opportunities at the intersection of health, geoscience, and the Earth system.

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Tags: 2022, Geohealth
What's it Worth? Four Perspectives on the Valuation of the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise
What's it Worth? Four Perspectives on the Valuation of the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise

Valuation is critical to decision making at all levels. The set of studies synthesized here can contribute to a common understanding how value can be enhanced and communicated within and outside of the weather, water, and climate enterprise.

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Tags: 2022, Societal benefit, Valuation
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and What Members of Congress Should Know About Climate Science

A letter to congressional staff as the House of Representatives considers the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.