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1. Three Policies Shape Enterprise Value: Minor Adjustments Could Enhance the Societal Benefit

This American Meteorological Society Policy Study examines explicitly 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. It examines three policy frameworks of quite different origin, purview, and standing: the 2003 Fair Weather Report developed by the National Academy of Sciences, the 2017 Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act enacted by the U.S. Congress, and the current World Meteorological Organization development of Resolution 42.

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Tags: Societal benefit, 2022
2. Weather-Water-Climate Value Chain(s): Giving VOICE to the Characterization of the Economic Benefits of Hydro-Met Services and Products

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.

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Tags: 2021, Societal benefit
3. Societal Benefits in Weather, Water, and Climate: Understanding, Communication, and Enhancement

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.

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Tags: Earth System OSS, 2021, Societal benefit
4. Harnessing Science and Technology for National Benefit

The application of new knowledge for societal benefit is pivotal to the future of nations and global society. As described in this study, the United States has a significant opportunity to accelerate the transition of research into beneficial operations and services that serve the national interest.

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Tags: 2017, Societal benefit

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