30 August 2010
AMS CCS Telecon meeting notes: August 30, 2010
In attendance: Ed O’Lenic, Ryan Boyles, Ken Hubbard, Bob Cohen, Paul Llanso,
> Ed: Contacted Phil Pasteris, who expressed a positive interest.
> Ed summarized John Dutton's presentation at the AMS Summer Community
> Kelly: National versus local is one way to divide things up.
> NWS has both a national down to local role.
> Its OK to engage in decision support to learn how its done, but not
> necessarily to do it. RISAs do this and help others do it better.
> RISAs don't do operations. Dutton's arrows tend to point in one
> direction. I think maybe the arrows need to point both ways.
> Ed: Things often work out differently between theory and practice.
> Ryan: I liked John's attempt to divide-up roles.
> Ed: I think everyone agrees that the government certainly does large
> models and data observations well, but should not do work for
> individualclients. The roles are often not clear. The Fair
> Weather report, along
> the the AMS's creation of the Board on Enterprise Communication, have
> done much to improve the situation between the sectors.
> Kelly: Its a bit more complicated than that. You have to know how
> decision support works before you can make progress. RISAs do
> this. On
> the other hand government is often also a client.
> Bob: We need to discuss the Annual Meeting, possibly at the next CCS
Ed: I also want to discuss how we should select and approve new members
and a new Chair.
Kelly: I think it would be helpful to do a slightly formal process,
where we put up a roster of potential members and ask the committee to
vote on them. Same for the Chair. The Chair should be elected from
within the committee.
> Ken: People often call us asking for decision support assistance.
> We often find that we are having to build products based on limited
> input from the stakeholders. We need better input. Universities all
> have programs to do this. Stakeholders and people who need services
> need to get together and exchange eachother's knowledge.
> Bob: Private sector finds it hard to exchange information with other
> firms they compete with.
> Paul: Is the private sector wary of participating in a webinar
> becauseof this?
> Bob: I would say so.
> Bob: One way around this is to approach potential clients.
> Kelly: We might usefully focus on the generic aspects of decision
> Paul: AMS wants us to expand dialog among members of the weather and
> climate enterprise. Maybe we should engage the AMS local chapters.
> Ed: I will work on the member selection process email, and will
> likely schedule another meeting for two Mondays from now.