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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services



What is ICAMS?

ICAMS is the Interagency Council on Advancing Meteorological Services. It is the formal mechanism by which all relevant Federal departments and agencies coordinate implementation of policy and practices to ensure U.S. global leadership in the meteorological services enterprise.


The charter is available for review.

Why was ICAMS created?

In April of 2017, the President signed into law the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act. The Act required the Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish an Interagency Committee for Advancing Weather Services – ICAMS meets this requirement. As indicated in the Act, ICAMS will serve β€œto improve coordination of relevant weather research and forecast innovation activities across the Federal Government.”

What is the IMCO?

The Interagency Meteorological Coordinating Office (IMCO) is the administrative and logistical office for ICAMS.