There are four Boards within the CWCE and the function of each is described below.
- Board on Global Strategies
The Board on Global Strategies (BGS) is aligned with energy, renewable energy, environmental security, water resource, and international concerns as outlined by the US State Department as being critical to humanity in all parts of the globe. The purpose of the BGS is to promote development of and access to the most advanced meteorological and climatological observations, models, and predictions by all people across the globe, with particular emphasis on improving water, food, energy, and environmental security.
- Board on Enterprise Economic Development
The Board on Enterprise Economic Development (BEED), in its early days of existence, reported directly to the AMS Executive Committee but became part of the CWCE upon its inception. The primary purpose of the BEED is to promote growth in the economic base of the weather, water and climate enterprise. A secondary purpose of the BEED is to promote quantification of the economic value of the enterprise, including weather and climate-related risk.
- Board on Enterprise Communication
The Board on Enterprise Communication’s (BEC) primary purpose is to facilitate open, inclusive discussions amongst the government, academic and private sectors on pressing issues facing the weather, water and climate enterprise. The BEC operates on the assumption that open, thoughtful communication can assist in identifying appropriate roles for the public, private and academic sectors and assist in developing partnerships and collaborations as appropriate. The BEC, in conjunction with AMS leadership, also can pursue communications with federal decision makers by providing information on the weather, water, and climate enterprise.
- Board on Enterprise Strategic Topics
The Board on Enterprise Strategic Topics’ (BEST) primary purpose is to help determine and advance collaboration on strategic initiatives of the weather, water, and climate enterprise. The BEST considers topics for enhanced collaboration from nominations submitted by members of the community. This is a continuous process. Those topics can be addressed through various mechanisms, not limited to, the establishment of committees, the creation of white papers, panel discussions, or town halls.