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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services

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ICAMS fosters collaboration on meteorological services to ensure that the United States leads the world in meteorological services via an Earth system approach, providing societal benefits with information spanning local weather to global climate.

The Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services (ICAMS) is the principal means within the Executive Branch to coordinate priorities across the diverse agencies that make up the Federal meteorological services enterprise. The ICAMS convenes Federal leaders and establishes clear national goals for advancing meteorological services priorities and implementation. ICAMS promotes robust engagement with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to communicate and coordinate with the broader meteorological enterprise its progress and receive input regarding future directions.

This Cabinet-level Council is co-chaired by the Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, the latter of whom also serves as the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology. The membership of ICAMS is made up of Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities, and other White House officials.

ICAMS was chartered on July 31, 2020. The Interagency Meteorological Coordination Office (IMCO) is the administrative headquarters of ICAMS and provides logistical and other support for the Council and its subordinate bodies.

To view ICAMS resources, including documents and reports, click here.

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Latest News

ICAMS Charter Signed

July 31, 2020

The ICAMS Charter has been implemented. The Charter was signed by Dr. Kelvin Drogemeier, OSTP Director, and NOAA Acting Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs on July 31, 2020. To learn more about ICAMS, please click the link below.

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January 14, 2021

ICAMS officials will be holding a town hall meeting during the upcoming American Meteorological Society meeting next week. You will be updated on the structure, vision, and plans for ICAMS. We are looking forward to your feedback!

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ICAMS Session at AMS

January 13, 2021

On January 13, there will be a session during AMS's 37th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies featuring both Services Update for Weather Agencies and Interagency Coordination within the Federal Weather Enterprise. In this session, Federal agencies with weather-related missions will present the current state of their operations and development, plus their integration with ICAMS. If you are registered for AMS, you can participate. Please click the link below for the specifics. The link below takes you to a website.

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