Eighth Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations

Conference Program

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on:

  • Advances in communication processes and technology to improve the end-to-end communication of Earth or space environment observations, products or information to operational end users and the public
  • Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies or Climate Monitoring (Joint with 14th GOESRJPSS Symposium, Hosted by 8R2O)
  • Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science and Observing Technologies  (Joint with 14th GOESRJPSS Symposium, Hosted by 8R2O)
  • Testbeds, Models and Data Assimilation to enable and accelerate the transition of research-to-operations to end-users and to the public in weather, water or climate applications
  • Earth science product, model and algorithm improvements for transitions of R2O/O2R in weather, water or climate applications
  • Commercial and Institute activities enabling the transition of research into operations
  • Non-traditional observations needed in weather, space weather, water or climate from verified, successful research to drive transitions to operations-to public use for societal benefits
  • Considerations and best practices for the transition of research-to-operations
  • Significant role of calibration/validation for the transition of research-to-operations
  • Improving R2O & O2R in Analysis and Nowcast (0-18 Hour Forecast) Range including the R&D, V&V, Post-processing, and Operationalization: Potential of new or enhanced capabilities for meeting US service needs in analysis and nowcast
  • Community Global Modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and Beyond: Improvements in global models, key components of global models and statistical techniques to evaluate those improvements
  • U.S. or International research-to-operations and common applications partnerships
  •  NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality Models and Decisions (Joint with the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health.)

Student Award Opportunities

The 8R2O Committee is pleased to host Student Presentation Awards at the 98th AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting the abstract. In order to be considered for an award, the Student must be the lead and presenting author.

The basis for an award will be:
          a.) Originality of the work, 
          b.) Applicability to near-term or projected transition of research-to-operations, and 
          c.) Quality of the presentation and its delivery.

Student Event

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’ where the mentors (meteorology and allied discpline 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, providing 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 Eighth Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations is organized by the AMS Committee on Environmental Information Processing Technologies.

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Margaret Caulfield (email: Margaret.Caulfield@noaa.gov), Stephen Mango (email: stephen.Mango@noaa.gov), Robert Bauer (email: robert.Bauer@nasa.gov), Eric Fetzer (email: eric.Fetzer@jpl.nasa.gov), David Hermreck (email: david.Hermreck@noaa.gov), George Komar (email: george.Komar@nasa.gov), or Chandra Kondragunta (email: chandra.Kondragunta@noaa.gov).