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Community Response to the NRC Report “Observing Weather and Climate FROM THE GROUND UP A Nationwide Network of Networks”. George Frederick Falcon Consultants LLC Chair AMS Ad Hoc Committee on the Nationwide Network of Networks AMS Summer Community Meeting State College PA August 2010.

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Community Response to the NRC Report“Observing Weather and ClimateFROM THE GROUND UPA Nationwide Network of Networks”

George Frederick

Falcon Consultants LLC

Chair

AMS Ad Hoc Committee on the

Nationwide Network of Networks

AMS Summer Community Meeting

State College PA

August 2010

terms of reference
Terms of Reference
  • Ad Hoc committee with free and open discussion of the issues encouraged
  • Committee resides under the Commissioner of the AMS Weather and Climate Enterprise Commission.
  • Strategy development includes addressing potential business models, organizational structure and operating modes.
  • A plan for a summit of stakeholders will be developed
  • Other committees and/or working groups may be established to address specific aspects of the issue and to plan for implementation of the strategy developed.
  • Life of the ad hoc committee indefinite but should be reviewed at least annually
members of the ams ad hoc committee on the nationwide network of networks
Government

NOAA/NWS (Don Berchoff)

NOAA/OAR (Steve Fine)

NOAA/NESDIS (Scott Hausman)

FHWA (Paul Pisano)

OFCM (Sam Williamson)

EPA (Rich Scheffe)

International (Ken Crawford)

Private Sector

Vaisala (Walt Dabberdt)

AWS (Bob Marshall)

AccuWeather (Joel Myers)

DTN (Jim Block)

Academia

OU (Fred Carr)

Utah (John Horel)

NCAR (Rit Carbone)

NC State (Len Pietrafesa)

Members of the AMS Ad Hoc Committee on the Nationwide Network of Networks
  • AMS
    • WCEC (George Frederick)--Chair
    • HQ (Gary Rasmussen)
  • Others (ex Officio)
    • Pam Emch (BEED Chair)
    • Veronica Johnson (BEC Chair)
    • Tim Spangler (BEP Chair)
    • Chairs of the Working Groups
progress to date
Progress to Date
  • Committee upgraded after 2009 Summer Community Meeting--Six Working Groups approved—Sep 2009
  • Working Group Volunteers Solicited--Over 70 stepped forward—Oct 2009
  • Initial Meetings of WGs completed—Fall 2009 to Early 2010
  • Town Hall in Atlanta Jan 2010 updated community on status
  • PPP Forum Update April 2010
  • Working Groups have addressed Tasks—Since Atlanta Meeting
panel discussion
Panel Discussion
  • Bob Hammar, Climatronics, Member, Measurements and Infrastructure Working Group
  • Paul Pisano, FHWA, Committee Member
  • Renee McPherson, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Chair Metadata Policy Working Group
  • Don Berchoff, NOAA/NWS, Co-Chair Committee on Integrated Observing Systems (OFCM)
  • James Stalker, RESPR, Inc, Chair R&D/Test Beds Working Group
  • Rit Carbone, NCAR, Senior Scientist and Science Advisor, Earth Observing Laboratory and Chair, NRC Committee on Developing Mesoscale Meteorological Observational Capabilities to Meet Multiple National Needs (Authors of Observing Weather and Climate FROM THE GROUND UP, A Nationwide Network of Networks)
  • Jonathon Porter, AccuWeather, Member Architecture Working Group
  • Eve Gruntfest, University of Oklahoma, Member, Human Dimension Working Group
  • Paul Campbell, Campbell Scientific, Inc, Chair Organization and Business Models Working Group
future milestones
Future Milestones
  • Draft WG Reports—15 September 2010
  • Build and Coordinate Draft Plan
  • Establish contact with Stakeholder groups
  • Annual Meeting, Seattle—Draft Plan Town Hall—Wednesday, Noon, 26 Jan 2011
  • Stakeholder coordination activities
  • Stakeholders “Summit”—Boulder, August 2011
discussion
Discussion

Feel free to contact the Committee Chair at any time at:

George Frederick

[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone 512-864-1784

Mobile 512-656-9411

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