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

Weather and Climate in the 2016 Budget
Weather and Climate in the 2016 Budget

Analysis of President Obama's budget request
March 31, 2015
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Seasonal Weather Forecasting for Agriculture, Energy, and Fisheries
Seasonal Weather Forecasting for Agriculture, Energy, and Fisheries

Capitol Hill Briefing

September 15th, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 209-08

This briefing will explore how the sectors of agriculture, energy, and fisheries use seasonal forecasts in their decision-making, and the potential benefits of improving seasonal forecasting ability.

Inland Flooding
Inland Flooding

May 6th, 2015

Featuring Stephen Bekanich, John Dorman, Bill Nechamen, Ceil Strauss, and Stacey Underwood

Geoscience Day on Capitol Hill
Geoscience Day on Capitol Hill

29-30 September, 2015

This opportunity for AMS members to participate in the upcoming geoscience visits day being led by AGI and AGU. Participants will learn about Congress and build relationships between AMS and Congressional offices, which will help ensure that Members of Congress and their staffs have access to the best available scientific information relating to weather, water and climate. Applications now open!

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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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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