Industrial Meteorology in the National Weather Service
Private sector organizations, ranging from consultants to the media to
information service companies, are vital to meeting America's needs for
weather information. These organizations, often referred to as the
Industrial Meteorology (IM) community, together serve as critical
intermediaries to make National Weather Service (NWS) information available
to all and to provide specialized services outside the NWS mission. This
part of the NWS web site indexes information of interest to the IM
On September 23, 2005, NWS made a decision (based on public feedback) not to replace its listings of Commercial Weather Providers Serving the US and Commercial Weather Vendor Web Sites Serving the US by pointing only to non-NWS listings. This decision was based on public comments on the proposed termination of the NWS listing service (for more information, click here).
We have redesigned our web site to provide both NWS and Non-NWS listings.
Industrial Meteorology community is supported primarily through these
- The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for coordinating and integrating all aspects of mission execution to ensure consistency of NWS products and services. The office develops strategic policy defining operating boundaries of NWS within the context of the larger Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise.
- The Analyze, Forecast, and Support Office (AFSO) provides an
integrated service focus for all NWS service programs and customers,
including the Industrial Meteorology community.
- The Office of Organizational Excellence (OOE) focuses on large-scale, significant changes to the organizational structure, infrastructure, or operations of the National Weather Service and coordinates and communicates change activities with both internal and external stakeholders.
These offices are staffed with a strong team of professionals committed to an
effective partnership between the IM community and the NWS to meet the