Title US Weather Research Program Societal Impacts Program
Type Research Project
Abstract NCAR, with funding from the U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP), has established the Societal Impacts Program (SIP) to develop a dedicated focal point for gathering, assembling, coordinating, and synthesizing information on the societal impacts and economic benefits of weather information.
Participants Robert Harriss
Jeff Lazo
Bill Mahoney
Rebecca Morss
Eric Scharff
Asim Zia
Start Date 2004
Funders NOAA
Keywords Economics
Extreme Climate
Forecast Use & Value
Observing Systems
Research Facilitation Tools
US Weather Research Project
Weather Impacts
Research Themes Assessment Methods, Products and Tools
Use of Scientific Information in Decision Processes
Vulnerability, Adaptation, Thresholds and Resilience
Integrated Science and Regional Applications


"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)