Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The 5R2O conference supports the AMS theme by seeking papers describing recent advances in technology, science, and applications that will support the Nation’s ability to provide more accurate weather, water, and climate information to customers around the world. The conference will be organized around these three topics. In addition, the 5R2O Conference supports the national imperative for the effective and efficient transition of research into sustained operations.
Because the research to operations transition theme extends broadly across many disciplines, the 5R2O Conference is looking toward partnering in several joint sessions with other conferences at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting. Joint session topics related to the R2O theme may include: advances in satellite and other observing technology; product and algorithm improvements; weather modeling and data assimilation; applications related to vector-borne and water-borne diseases; and weather, water, and climate testbeds.
Student Award Opportunities
Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations at the conference. Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate that when submitting their abstract.
For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), John Pereira, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nicolas Powell (email@example.com), Tom Pagano (firstname.lastname@example.org); Brian Mischel (Brian.Mischel@riverside.com); or Steve Mango (email@example.com).