Future of the U.S. Weather Enterprise

Call for support for a new study  


BASC Planning Team

Shuyi Chen, University of Washington
Pam Emch, Northrop Grumman
Bill Gail, Global Weather Corporation
Mary Glackin, The Weather Company, IBM
Everette Joseph, State University of New York at Albany
Jon Martin, University of Wisconsin Madison
A.R. Ravishankara, Colorado State University
David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
Duane Waliser, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Staff Contacts:
Amanda Staudt
Lauren Everett


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are planning to conduct a study that will outline a vision for the U.S. Weather Enterprise over the next 10-25 years and are reaching out to the weather community both to participate in the study and to help support it.


The evolving and increasingly complicated landscape of the weather enterprise makes it both more important to coordinate among disparate elements and also more challenging. The aspiration for this new study will be to develop a vision for the enterprise, identify a set of goals for advancing the enterprise during the next decade, and recommend critical investments, institutions, and coordination mechanisms to make rapid progress towards meeting these goals.


Download 2-page background summary about the planned project


The National Academies are seeking support for this ambitious project from organizations across the weather community, including academia, industry, professional associations and societies, and individuals. If your department, company, association, society, or other group would like to provide some of the budget for this study, please use the button below. (If for any reason this study does not go forward, contributors will be fully refunded.)


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