15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 15, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • advanced planning and system architectures for next-generation weather enterprise;
  • algorithm development and new science innovation;
  • calibration and validation;
  • collaborative operational applications in partnership with international satellite systems;
  • communicating with data users and the public: bridging the Valley of Death;
  • connecting NESDIS/GOES-R to the NWS through the operations proving ground;
  • highlights of operational forecasting in the era of a robust satellite enterprise;
  • innovative developmental and operational applications of NOAA’s satellite systems;
  • national and international education, training, and user readiness activities for the new generation operational environmental satellite systems;
  • national and international program overviews for environmental satellites (invited);
  • nighttime environmental monitoring;
  • special session on GOES series satellite system;
  • special session on JPSS series satellite system;
  • student research using data from new generation operational environmental satellite systems.
  • The Wizard Behind the Curtain? - The Important, Diverse, and Often Hidden Role of Spectrum Allocation for Current and Future Environmental Satellites and Water, Weather & Climate

Joint Sessions

GOES 16/17 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Sensor Performance, Data Products, and User Applications  (Joint between the 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, the Ninth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data, and the 18th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences);

Student Award Opportunities

Student Paper Awards

 An independent 3-person committee, to be selected by the 15th 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; and (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation.  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 within the 15th NEWGEN.

Student Event

The 15GOESRJPSS Conference will be co-hosting a Speed Networking Event. The Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’ where the mentors (meteorology and allied discipline 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 

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Gary McWilliams (email: [email protected]), Michael Jamilkowski (email: [email protected]), Satya Kalluri (email: [email protected]), Timothy J. Schmit (email: [email protected]), Stephen Mango (email: [email protected]), Kathryn Mozer (email: [email protected]), and Mitch Goldberg (email: [email protected]).