The 11th 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 can, and the ways and means to, transition these results to operations and applications [R2O] using efficient and cost-effective techniques and technologies. R2O can provide those critical links in the transition chain of vast information to usable knowledge. The 11R2O Conference will support extending the chain from R2O to Research-to-Services [R2S] (societal benefits) and the indispensable Services-to-Research [S2R] feedback process. These enabling capabilities directly support the overall theme for this 2021 AMS Centennial Annual Meeting – “Strengthening engagement with communities through our science and services”.
The 11R2O Conference will continue to build on last year’s AMS Centennial theme, The AMS Past, Present and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS). This 11R2O 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 important to improving responsiveness to extreme events which often produce devastating effects on society. 11R2O 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 11R2O 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.
The 11R2O Conference is inviting oral and poster presentations for the following Topic Sessions:
The Future of Operational Meteorology: Leveraging Machine Learning to Enhance Decision-making and Decision Support (Joint between the Ninth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the 20th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science; and the 11th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations)
The 11th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations and the 17th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems 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.
The 11th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations will be co-hosting the 7th 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.
For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Martin Yapur (Martin.Yapur@noaa.gov), Robert Bauer (Robert.Bauer@nasa.gov), Eric Fetzer (Eric.Fetzer@jpl.nasa.gov), Young-Joon Kim (Young-Joon.Kim@noaa.gov), Chandra Kondragunta (Chandra.Kondragunta@noaa.gov, Eric Miller (Eric.Miller@noaa.gov), John Pereira (John.Pereira@noaa.gov), Vijay Tallapragada (Vijay.Tallapragada@noaa.gov), Thanh Vo Dinh (Thanh.Vo.Dinh@noaa.gov), Jennifer Webster (Jennifer.Webster@noaa.gov), and Stephen Mango (Stephen.Mango@noaa.gov).