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FCW : August 15, 2015
Feature Story August 15, 2015 FCW.COM 15 Money makes the world go round, while weather forecasts help keep the world safe. So should weather data be the property of those who collect it, thereby incentivizing industry to collect more and better data in innovative ways? Or is it a public good, collected and distributed freely by governments? At a July 14 hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, Man- son Brown, deputy administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discussed the promise of private-sector involvement and the treaty obligations that hold weather data to be a public good, distributed free of charge. NOAA is far from self-sufficient when it comes to the data streams that make weather forecasts possible. The agency could face a gap in satellite data coverage from October 2016 through September 2017 — a gap that Congress hopes the private sector can help fill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for ways to balance its international treaty obligations to provide weather data freely against the innovation that the private sector could unleash BY ZACH NOBLE Filling the data gap 0815fcw_015-016.indd 15 7/28/15 9:40 AM
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