Rapid technological development is a powerful driver of change across the whole of society. 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.
This study presents the concept of the Earth system observations, science, and services (ESOSS) information value chain. Focusing on information and socioeconomic value as one approach to discussing the information process, we propose a framework for elucidating value chains called the Value of Information Characterization and Evaluation or VOICE. We present several brief case studies to illustrate different ways the value chain concept can help us understand, communicate, and enhance societal benefits of ESOSS.
The Great Lakes Region relies heavily on its natural resources for the majority of its industries, jobs, and income. This report explores the intersecting challenges presented by climate change and socioeconomic inequalities that impact residents throughout the region.
Following on from a previous Intern Report, this study focuses on four aspects of addressing and exploring solutions for climate change, socioeconomic inequality, and their interactions that reflect the core values, lessons, and ideas that emerged from two workshop discussions with participants from the Great Lakes Region.
Humanity is experiencing a period of rapid global change that is driven by technological, societal, and environmental disruption. Meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with global change will depend on understanding, communicating, and enhancing the societal benefits of Earth system observations, science, and services.
This study provides a summary of input from the AMS community on climate change solutions. It was carried out in an accelerated time frame in response to a request from the National Science Foundation for rapid community input.
To respond effectively to climate predictions that involve significant seasonal variations, governments also require appropriate policies governing public and private decisions – at the local, national, and international levels.