The National Weather Association Code of Ethics
 Adopted by the NWA Board of Directors
October 29, 2018


At the National Weather Association, we believe that weather professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts can come together for lively, cutting-edge professional development.  We believe our networking and social awareness opportunities will not only inform the profession, but expand knowledge and understanding of a field that affects all of society.

Our purpose is to gather the greatest minds in diverse industries across the weather enterprise. We dedicate ourselves to improving operational meteorology and ensuring that the public and other users we serve are ready, responsive, and resilient to weather impacts.

The NWA encourages members to share unique perspectives in an environment that fosters conversation, community, diversity, and engagement.

 We are committed to:

  • Our members and their own professional endeavors;
  • Growing our industry, our careers and our people;
  • Treating every individual with dignity and respect;
  • Promoting inclusiveness for all members;
  • Ensuring the NWA staff, board and volunteers reflect diversity, to enrich our programs and effectiveness;
  • Being a good corporate citizen and complying with both the spirit and the letter of the law;
  • Transparency, traceability, and integrity as core values regarding our members, science, research, and in the provision of scientific advice for decision-making;
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest;
  • Appropriately handling actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships;
  • Taking meaningful steps to promote inclusiveness in hiring, retention, promotion, Board recruitment and in all the elements of society we serve;
  • Acting responsibly toward the communities in which we work, for the benefit of the communities that we serve.