There are four Boards within the CWWCE and the function of each is described below.
The purpose of the Board on Enterprise Decision Support (BEDS) is to enhance AMS’ understanding of the needs of the decision support users (e.g., emergency managers, businesses), and identify opportunities to maximize the societal value of decision support services delivered by the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise.
The primary purpose of the Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED) is to promote growth in the economic base of the weather, water and climate enterprise. A secondary purpose of the BEED is to promote quantification of the economic value of the enterprise, including weather and climate-related risk through the work of the Weather Enterprise Economic Evaluation Team (WEEET).
The Board on Enterprise Communication’s (BEC) primary purpose is to facilitate open, inclusive discussions amongst the government, academic and private sectors on pressing issues facing the weather, water and climate enterprise. The BEC operates on the assumption that open, thoughtful communication can assist in identifying appropriate roles for the public, private and academic sectors and assist in developing partnerships and collaborations as appropriate. The BEC, in conjunction with AMS leadership, also can pursue communications with federal decision makers by providing information on the weather, water, and climate enterprise.
The Board on Enterprise Strategic Topics’ (BEST) primary purpose is to help determine and advance collaboration on strategic initiatives of the weather, water, and climate enterprise. The BEST considers topics for enhanced collaboration from nominations submitted by members of the community. This is a continuous process. Those topics can be addressed through various mechanisms, not limited to, the establishment of committees, the creation of white papers, panel discussions, or town halls.