Introducing ICAMS. Restructuring Federal Weather Enterprise Coordination into the Interagency Council to Advance Meteorological Services
Restructuring of U.S. Federal Coordination to Advance Meteorological Services
Droegemeier, Kelvin K. ; Jacobs, Neil A.
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<p align=justify>For the first time in over 50 years, the United States has, at the direction of Congress, restructured the way in which federal departments and agencies coordinate to advance meteorological services. The new framework, known as the Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services (ICAMS), encompasses activities spanning local weather to global climate using an Earth system approach. Compared to the previous structure, ICAMS provides a simplified, streamlined framework for coordination across all stakeholders in implementing policies and practices associated with the broad set of services needed by the United States now and into the future. ICAMS also provides improved pathways for research and services integration, as well as mechanisms to more effectively engage the broader community, including academia, industry, nonprofit organizations, and particularly the next generation of educators, researchers, and operational practitioners.</p>