Policy Program

About the Policy Program

The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.

Learn the Ropes

Whether you're new to the policy process or looking to brush up we can help you figure out the landscape.

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Get Involved

If you're looking for opportunities to engage the policy process, we've got a few opportunities to help get you on your way.

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Stay Informed

Keep up on the latest policy developments and activities though our studies, Hill briefings, and engagement activities.

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News and Announcements

Summer Policy Colloquium
Summer Policy Colloquium

The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium is an intense, ten-day immersion in science policy. Participants tackle hands-on exercises, hear from dozens of prominent experts and forge strong professional networking connections. The Summer Policy Colloquium is a career-shaping experience.  Registration is open for the 2016 Summer Policy Colloquium.

 

Seasonal Weather Forecasting
Seasonal Weather Forecasting

September 15, 2015

Featuring Mark Brusberg, Nick Keener, and Sarah Gaichas

Policy Activities at the AMS Annual Meeting
Policy Activities at the AMS Annual Meeting

Join us for these events in New Orleans

Congressional Science Fellowship
Congressional Science Fellowship

The AMS Congressional Science Fellowship makes it possible for one scientist to spend a full year in the U.S. Congress working on science policy issues. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Congressional Science Fellowship. February 1 Application Deadline

Climate Change Risk Management
Climate Change Risk Management

This study identifies potential policy responses to climate change and explores their strengths and weaknesses.
October 2014
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Climate Change and Food Security
Climate Change and Food Security

Capitol Hill Briefing

January 20th, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building, Room 485

A Conceptual Tool for Climate Change Risk Assessment
A Conceptual Tool for Climate Change Risk Assessment

We develop a new conceptual tool to explore the potential societal consequences of climate change.
December 2014
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