Committee on Climate Services

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The purpose of the Committee on Climate Services (CCS) is to enhance the climate services enterprise in accord with the AMS Policy Statement on Climate Services through a partnership among the government, private, and academic sectors.  The CCS now resides under the BEST (previously the CCS was under the BEC) and the CCS has an on-going goal to gather and organize recommendations to inform and guide the direction of climate services activities.  The CCS provides appropriate venues to consider, discuss, and present recommendations concerning climate services and emerging climate services technologies to both providers and users of climate information. Typically, a summary report will be issued for major events and an annual report on CCS activities will be provided to the Chair of the BEST and CWWCE Commissioner.  As appropriate, the CCS will utilize, or contribute to the enhancement of communication mechanisms used by the AMS such as email distributions and interactive web pages.

In 2012, The AMS Climate Services Committee led the development of the AMS Climate Services Policy Statement. In September 2015, the AMS Council officially adopted the Policy Statement on Climate Services.