Open Weather and Climate Services
In a 2011 whitepaper titled
Towards Open Weather and Climate
Services, the Environmental Information Services
Working Group (EISWG) of the NOAA Science Advisory Board
proposed that the National Weather Service begin working
toward an “Open Weather and Climate Services”
(OWCS) paradigm. The working group identified the expansion
of access to data collected and created by the NWS as one
of the principal benefits of the OWCS approach.
As of June 2014, the National Weather Service ended the
OWCS program, and begansoliciting information from the
community on how to proceed in providing additional NWD model
output. See this blog post for more information.