AWAR3E consists of actionable research aimed not only at providing weather information but also going further, to ensure that information is used to attenuate weather impacts on society. The use of the term ‘aware’ also refers to the basic goals of warnings: to inform actors of both the impending threat and the options available in terms of action to be taken in order to mitigate such threat.
- AWAR3E is broader than WWRP alone. It requires partnerships with the WMO Technical Commissions, Research Programmes, Member Services and their Regional Offices as well as a variety of stakeholders
- AWAR3E addresses the need for the public to have greater knowledge of weather impacts on their daily lives, and for action on the part of decision makers aimed at reducing the adverse effects of weather on people and the environment
- AWAR3E also demands that we pay attention to society as a whole, and that we continually remind ourselves of the needs of communities representing all WMO Regions.
- AWAR3E is not a project in the traditional sense. It is a rallying point, a motivating force, a set of guiding principles, and a strategic goal against which success can be measured.