Title The Outlook for U.S. Meteorological Research in a Commercializing World
Type Research Project
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Abstract This project examines several pitfalls that the U.S. meteorological research community might face as commercialization of meteorology increases, based on the experience of the biotechnology community. Attention to these issues now, and appropriate early action, may help the meteorology community benefit from commercialization while avoiding similar pitfalls. This would not only serve our field well; it would also ensure that society continues to benefit from meteorological research advances in the decades to come.
Participants Rebecca Morss
Start Date
Keywords us meterology outlook
public-private partnerships
Research Themes


"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)