Atmospheric Sciences Policy Education and Network (ASPEN) Program
The Atmospheric Sciences Policy Education and Network (ASPEN) Program is focused on weather policy research, education, and outreach. It is supported by the U.S. Weather Research Program. The ASPEN Program includes research, education, and outreach.
Research conducted by the ASPEN Program relates to weather impacts, use and value of weather forecasts, and weather policy. Publications funded wholly or in part by the ASPEN program can be found here.
With the development of the Environmental Studies graduate program at the University of Colorado, students have a new opportunity to conduct post-graduate studies at the interface of the atmospheric sciences and policy research.
The ASPEN Program has sought to develop community resources for those interested in the interface of weather and society. Our outreach efforts include the WeatherZine, Societal Aspects of Weather Web Portal, Extreme Events Sourcebook, Use and Value of Weather and Climate Forecast Bibliography, and Weatherpolicy listserv.
In the near future we will be enhancing these activities and introducing a range of new activities related to weather policy research, education, and outreach.