10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 19, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 10th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Board on Environmental Information Processing Technologies

The rate of meaningful research results in the Weather, Water and Climate disciplines and enterprises has been steadily increasing, especially in this era of “big data” and disruptive new technologies. One of the grand challenges for these enterprises is to find which of these meaningful research results are transitionable and the ways and means to transition these meaningful research results to operations and applications [R2O] using efficient and cost-effective techniques and technologies. In these ways, R2O can provide those critical links in the chain of the vast information flow to usable knowledge to societal benefits. These enabling capabilities directly support the overall theme for this 2020 AMS Centennial Annual Meeting – “The AMS Past, Present and Future Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS)”.

The 10R2O Conference will continue to build on last year’s AMS theme, Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive. This 10R2O Conference will demonstrate how traditional and non-traditional observations, modeling and instrumentation are identified and validated for past, present and future 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. 10R2O 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 10R2O Conference supports the national and international imperatives for the effective and efficient transition of research into sustained operations and the feedback process of operations back to research.

Call for Papers

Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats to Improve Earth Science, Weather Forecasting, Space Weather Prediction, Hydrology Studies or Climate Monitoring (Joint between the 10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; and the Third Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats)

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

Best Practices, Private-Public Partnerships and multi-community efforts for the Transition of Research to Operations in the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprises including successes, failures and lessons learned

Emerging Technologies for Earth or Space Sciences to Address Unmet, Targeted Needs/Requirements in the Research or Operational Communities

Improving R2O & O2R in the 0–18 Hour Forecast Range Linking Research and Operations to Forecasters’ Needs

Management and Policies that Support or Facilitate R2O Activities in the AMS Communities - Panel Discussion [Invited Presentations]

Models and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and to the Public: Land/Ocean/Hydrological Modeling, Advanced Modeling and DA Development & Testbeds

National and International Efforts and Partnerships such as Community Global Modeling: Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) & Beyond: Improvements, Key Components and Statistical Techniques to evaluate Global Models

R2O Progress in GNSS Radio Occultations and Reflectometry for Numerical Weather Prediction, Ionospheric Studies & Prediction and Ocean Surface Properties

Significant Role of Calibration/Validation in the Transition of Research to Operations to Provide the Science-to-Operations-to-Societal Benefits

Special Session: Collaborations between National Weather Service Science & Operations Officers (SOO)/Development & Operations Hydrologists (DOH) to enhance the transition of research into forecast operations [Invited Speakers]

Student Research Enabling or Demonstrating the Transition of Research to Operations

Testbeds to Enable & Accelerate Transitions of Research to Operations to Decision Makers, End Users and the Public in Weather, Water or Climate Applications e.g.  the Hazardous Weather Testbed [HWT] & Hydrometeorological Testbed [HMT]

Traditional and Non-Traditional, Interdisciplinary Observations, Modeling or Instrumentation Needed to Drive Operations to Monitor and Predict the Impacts of Extreme Events and Changing Climate

Transitioning Artificial Intelligence (AI) Prediction Systems to Operations

Student Award Opportunities

The 10th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations, the 16th Annual Symposium on the New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and the 3rd Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats are pleased to co-host Student Presentation Awards at the AMS Centennial Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student oral and poster presentations. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting their 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.) Quality of the presentation (oral and poster/slides) and the Student’s delivery.

Student Event

The 10th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations will be co-hosting the 6th Annual Speed Networking Event. The Event allows students and early career 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 include 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)

Martin Yapur ([email protected]), Robert Bauer ([email protected]),
Margaret Caulfield ([email protected]), Eric Fetzer ([email protected]),
Young-Joon Kim ([email protected]), Chandra Kondragunta ([email protected], Eric Miller ([email protected]), John Pereira ([email protected]), Vijay Tallapragada ([email protected]),
Jennifer Webster ([email protected]), & Stephen Mango ([email protected]).