Ninth Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 15, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The Ninth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Board on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

The 9R2O conference supports the 2019 AMS theme, Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive. This Conference demonstrates how traditional and non-traditional observations are identified and verified for advances in research, technology and applications that drive transitions to meaningful operations. This is especially the case for extreme events which often produce devastating effects on society. 9R2O is seeking papers describing recent advances in research, technology and applications that will support the Nation’s ability to provide more accurate weather, water, and climate information to decision makers and end users around the world.  In addition, the 9R2O Conference supports the national imperative for the effective and efficient transition of research into sustained operations and the feedback process of operations back to research.

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to improve Earth science, weather forecasting, space weather prediction, hydrology studies, or climate monitoring
  • advances in satellite observations, Earth science, and observing technologies that can complement the heritage observation systems and potentially lead to advances in next generation observation systems
  • consideration, best practices and private–public partnerships for the transition of research to operations in the weather, water, and climate enterprises
  • improving R2O and O2R in 0–18 hour forecast range including R&D, V&V, Post-processing, and operationalization: addressing forecasters’ needs reflected from the field survey in developing and improving analysis and nowcast tools
  • national and international efforts and partnerships such as community global modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and beyond: improvements, key components and statistical techniques to evaluate global models
  • R2O progress in GNSS radio occultations for numerical weather prediction and ionospheric studies
  • significant role of calibration/validation for the transition of research to operations
  • significant role of high performance computing (HPC) for transitions of research to operations
  • student research enabling or demonstrating the transition of research to operations 
  • testbeds, models, and data assimilation to enable and accelerate the transition of research to operations to decision makers, end users and to the public in weather, water, or climate applications
  • traditional and nontraditional observations needed from verified, successful research to drive transitions to operations for predicting extreme events in weather, space weather and hydrology
  • weather modeling and data assimilation of traditional and nontraditional observations to provide the science-to-operations-to-societal benefits.

Student Award Opportunities

The 9R2O Committee is pleased to host Student Presentation Awards at the 99th 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 9R2O 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 co-chairs: Martin Yapur (email: [email protected]), Robert Bauer (email: [email protected]), David Bludis (email: [email protected]), Margaret Caulfield (email: [email protected]), Eric Fetzer (email: [email protected]), Young-Joon Kim (email: [email protected]), Chandra Kondragunta (email: [email protected], Stephen Mango (email: [email protected]), Eric Miller (email: [email protected]), Vijay Tallapragada (email: [email protected]).