2018 AMS Joint Satellite Conference

22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology

Conference Program

14th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Conference Program

Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)

Conference Program

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 15, 2017.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology, 14th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) are collectively referred to as the 2018 AMS Joint Satellite Conference.

Call for Papers

A Joint Program Committee is soliciting abstracts and presentations describing how satellite-derived environment observations, lead the way towards enhanced scientific understanding, improved forecast skill, and more environmentally-informed decision making for meteorological, oceanographic, climatological and other environmental problems. Today, constellations of environmental satellites range in size from large assets costing billions of dollars to “U-class” miniaturized devices that cost a small fraction of that amount.  Topics include:

  • Program overviews and status for new operational environmental systems (Invited);
  • Societal benefits of satellite data applications;
  • Communicating the value of satellite data to the public;
  • Architecture studies for preparing for the next generation of satellites;
  • Advances in satellite observations and earth science and observing technologies including CubeSats and SmallSats;
  • Calibration and validation;
  • Algorithm development and new science innovation;
  • Direct broadcast capabilities for polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites and their use in support of societal needs;
  • Satellite testbeds and proving ground activities;
  • Education, training, and user readiness;
  • Enterprise ground architectures and the research to operations process: tools, technologies, and experiences;
  • NOAA satellite data operations;
  • Development of innovative methods for assimilating satellite observations in environmental analysis and prediction;
  • Assessment of the impact of satellite data on numerical weather predictions skill;
  • Assimilation of satellite data to improve forecasts of land surfaces, oceans, and air quality.
  • Radio Spectrum Role in Meteorology and Hydrology

The organizers are additionally interested papers that relate to communicating the importance of the various phases of the environmental observation lifecycle:

  • How observational requirements are transformed into the design and operational concepts for satellites and satellite instrumentation that generate observations of the atmosphere, oceans, and the Earth;
  • The successes and lessons learned in overcoming the challenges of developing, deploying and operating space-based infrastructure to provide stable, accurate and systematic observations of all components of the Earth systems science;
  • How we as a community communicate satellite data value externally, notably to Congress and the Public.  What are the successes and challenges we face on messaging the return on investment for space-based environmental observations.
  • How enterprise architecture can help characterize, enhance and explain how the satellite data enterprise generates value;
  • Development of new methods for the integration of satellite-derived data with both in-situ observations and socioeconomic data for cross-domain analyses enabling insight into society’s “grand challenges”;
  • How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental dynamic processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere, and will continue to improve our ability to observe, analyze, predict, and communicate a variety of environmentally-related forecasts at a new level of fidelity and timeliness;
  • Quantitative methods to evaluate, measure and report the socioeconomic impact of environmental intelligence in national security dimensions including energy surety, agriculture, human health, water resources, disaster response and mitigation, and others;
  • Effective use of web-based and social media to enhance environmental situational awareness; and
  • Tailoring the presentation of environmental intelligence to address the needs of scientists, decision makers, students and the general public.

Joint Sessions

  •  Early On-Orbit Results of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography and the 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)) 

Student Award Opportunities

22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatoloogy  

Student Paper Awards

$100 Undergraduate, Poster; $100 Graduate Poster; $100 Undergraduate, Oral; $100 Graduate, Oral

An independent 3-person committee, to be selected by the 22nd Conference on SatMOC co-chairs, will evaluate and recommend winners of the student award ($100 each) based on an assessment of the oral presentations.  Four criteria will be used for posters and orals: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral presentation by student; (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation; (4) Quality of Extended Abstract submitted no later than 30 days post conference. If feasible, the contribution of the student in designing the research problem and conducting the work will also be assessed.  Each criterion will be graded out of 10, and the committee will confer on a winner.   The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 22nd Conference on SatMOC during the primary conference.

Student Travel Awards

Our goal of providing a travel allowance is to encourage students who may not otherwise be given the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting or to present at 22nd SatMOC.  The support can in part cover their travel and serve as an incentive for the students’ advisors to send them to the Annual Meeting.  After the abstract deadline has passed, the 22ndSatMet Co-Chairs will evaluate and recommend 2 winners of the partial travel support award of $200 per award.  The originality of the study and the quality of the written English in the abstract will be used as criteria.  The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 22nd SatMOC is the primary conference.

Deadline for application: 16 October, 2017
 

14th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Student Paper Awards

$100 Undergraduate, Poster; $100 Graduate, Poster; $100 Undergraduate, Oral; $100 Graduate, Oral

An independent 3-person committee, to be selected by the 14th NEWGEN co-chairs, will evaluate and recommend winners of the student award ($100 each) based on an assessment of the oral presentations.  Four criteria will be used for posters and orals: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral presentation by student; (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation; (4) Quality of Extended Abstract submitted no later than 30 days post conference. If feasible, the contribution of the student in designing the research problem and conducting the work will also be assessed.  Each criterion will be graded out of 10, and the committee will confer on a winner.   The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 14th NEWGEN during the primary conference. 

Student Event

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’, similar to ‘speed dating’, where the mentors (meteorology professionals) roam between tables at set intervals introducing the students and early professionals to a wide array of professions in the field of meteorology. The speed networking will be followed by a social with light hors d'oeuvres, proving a great time for open networking. This allows the students and the mentors of their selected discipline to have extended conversations after their speed-mentoring 
introductions.

Conference Contact(s)

The 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology, 14th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), collectively referred to as the 2018 AMS Joint Satellite Conference is organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology.

For additional information please contact one of the co-chairs of the Joint Program Committee:  Mitch Goldberg, NOAA JPSS Program Office (Tel: 301-713-4801; Email: mitch.goldberg@noaa.gov); Philip Ardanuy, Innovim, Inc. (Tel: 301-785-6026; Email: pardanuy@innovim.com); Carroll Hood, Riverside Technology Inc. (Tel: 240-684-0909; Email: carroll.hood@riverside.com);  Kathryn Shontz, NOAA/NESDIS/OSGS (Tel: 301-817-4437; Email: kathryn.shontz@noaa.gov); Bill Soberg, GST, Inc./JPSS Program Office (Tel: 301-713-4814; Email: bill.sjoberg@noaa.gov); Jim Yoe, NOAA/NWS/NCEP,  (Tel: 301-683-3515; Email: james.g.yoe@noaa.gov); Stephen Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate (Tel:  571-212-2563; Email: stephen.mango@noaa.gov);  Katryn Mozer, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD (Tel: 301-286-3647; Email: kathryn.mozer@noaa.gov); and Gary McWilliams, STC, Inc./JPSS Program Office (Tel: 410-905-6020; Email: gary.mcwilliams@noaa.gov)