Terms of Reference

The Environmental Information Processing Technologies Board helps inform the Society on advances in computer applications, hardware, networks, and systems related to environmental information processing technologies for meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, and climatology.

The types of interactive processing technologies range widely from the processing, storage, and display of environmental information from single data sources, to highly-integrated systems using numerous data sources and a variety of interactive processing and visualization techniques. Such technologies address a wide range of temporal and spatial scales from very short-term real-time operational technologies for weather analysis and forecasting to retrospective systems addressing long-term climate change, and focus on worldwide needs of the public, industry, government, military, and education.

In order to meet our objectives, the Board:

  1. Maintains awareness of trends and advances in computer and network technology, and processing and visualization techniques that apply to information processing technologies.
     
  2. Understands the needs for information processing technologies for meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, and climatology.
     
  3. Sponsors and organizes various workshops, conferences, and symposia on environmental information processing technologies.
     
  4. Collaborates with AMS officials, council, other AMS boards and committees, and other organizations to promote the understanding and advancement of environmental information processing technologies. 
     
  5. Encourages the publication of relevant research and advancements in the area of environmental information processing technologies.
     
  6. Reports annually to the society on board's activities.
     
  7. Nominates deserving individuals for AMS Awards and Fellows. 
     
  8. Promotes education and training in the area of environmental information processing technologies.