17th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Abstract Information

Abstracts are due by 3 August 2020 at 12:00 AM EST

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Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 17th Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems is organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology and is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society.

Call for Papers

Papers are requested on the current and planned operational capabilities of the US and its international partners’ constellation of geostationary and polar-orbiting environmental satellites.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Special Session on the JPSS Series Satellite System;
  • Special Session on the GOES Series Satellite System;
  • National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited);
  • Advanced Planning and System Architectures for Next-Generation Weather Enterprise - Space Architecture;
  • Advanced Planning and System Architectures for the Next-Generation Weather Enterprise - Ground Architecture;
  • Enabling NOAA’s Future Satellite Weather Architecture with Operational Demonstrations;
  • Lightning Observations on a Global Scale;
  • Algorithm Development, Verification, Calibration, and Validation;
  • NOAA Integrated Calibration and Validation System (ICVS) Long-Term Monitoring – A 10-Year Exploration on Satellite and Instrument Calibration and Sensor Data Validation;
  • Integrating JPSS and GOES-R Observations to Improve Forecasting;
  • Operational Use of Advanced Geostationary and Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data;
  • Open Source Tools for Accessing, Displaying, and Analyzing Environmental Satellite Data;
  • Direct Broadcast Capabilities for Polar-orbiting and Geostationary Satellites and Their Use in Support of Societal Needs;
  • Environmental Satellite Spectrum Matters in the 5G Era;
  • Using AI to Exploit Satellite Earth Observations;
  • NOAA Satellite Mission in 2030 and Beyond.

Joint Sessions

There will be joint sessions with the 24th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology, 30th Conference on Education, 20th Conference on AI for Environmental Science, 11th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, 11th Conference on Meteorological Application of Lightning Data, and the 9th AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation.

Joint SatMet Call for Papers

24th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology

Ninth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)

Fourth Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats

Student Award Opportunities

The 17th Annual Symposium on the Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and the 11th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations are pleased to co-host Student Presentation Awards at the 2021 AMS 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 17th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems 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 and allied disciplines. 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 Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Gary McWilliams (gary.mcwilliams@noaa.gov), Satya Kalluri (satya.kalluri@noaa.gov), Timothy J. Schmit (tim.j.schmit@noaa.gov), Dan Lindsey (dan.lindsey@noaa.gov), Mitch Goldberg (mitch.goldberg@noaa.gov), Michael Jamilkowski (michael@jamilkowski.com), & Stephen Mango (stephen.mango@noaa.gov).