Presentation Abstract for 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference:
Activities for Learning in Meteorology

The Weather Enterprise in the United States: a Public-Private Partnership



Timothy C. Spangler

Director, the COMET Program
UCAR/COMET, Boulder, Colorado USA

Chair, AMS Board on Enterprise Planning




The United States has a large government funded meteorological service, and a vibrant private sector. The American Meteorological Society has created The Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise to support and sustain this public-private partnership through improved collaboration and planning. A brief overview of the U.S. system will be presented including an overview of NOAA, the U.S. weather broadcasting industry, and the U.S. private weather forecasting industry. The role of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Commission will be discussed along with specific examples of activities that the commission sponsors which support the public-private partnership.