Shirley Murillo, Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan (Gopal), and Rob Rogers attended the 2020 AMS Washington Forum, held virtually this year. This annual meeting brings together leaders from government, academia, and industry to examine public policy issues across the weather, water, and climate sciences. It is open for anyone interested in learning more about how weather, water, and climate information can help support risk management across the public and private sectors.
This year had keynote speeches and panel discussions from a variety of leaders, including:
Challenges and opportunities facing the entire weather, water, and climate enterprise were presented in this engaging set of discussions covering topics such as “Curating a Robust Scientific Record in a Challenging World”, “The Future of Weather Forecasters and Technology”, “Future of Financial Weather Risk Management”, “Truth in Science: Ensuring Scientific Integrity”, and “From Main Street to Wall Street: Adapting to Climate Change Across America”.Several of the talks emphasized the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for a spectrum of meteorological applications, including, Numerical Weather Predictions and Forecast decision making.