Important Announcement - June 2012
We are pleased to announce that our Weather and Society*Integrated Studies (WAS*IS) website is up and running in its entirety, after previously having been shut down due to external funding issues. To learn more, see our WAS*IS News page.
Weather and Society*Integrated Studies (WAS*IS) is a grassroots movement that is changing the weather enterprise by integrating social science into meteorological research and practice in comprehensive and sustained ways.
As of August 2011, the WAS*IS mission has empowered 276 practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders around the world to build new relationships and to use new tools and concepts for more effective socio-economic applications and evaluations of weather information and products.
By emphasizing the importance of developing a life-long cohort, as well as learning social-science tools and concepts, WAS*ISers address societal impacts in real and sustained ways and are changing the culture from what WAS to what IS the future of integrated weather studies.