18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 8 September 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 18th Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems are solicited on the following:

  • 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
  • Algorithm Development, Verification and Cal/Val
  • COVID-19 Impacts Observed by Environmental Satellites
  • Cloud-processing, Analysis, Dissemination and Partner Access of Satellite Data
  • Direct Readout Capabilities for Polar-orbiting and Geostationary Satellites and Their Use in Support of Societal Needs
  • Evaluation and Use of Commercial Data for Terrestrial and Space Weather Applications
  • Exploiting Operational Satellites for Climate Data Record Generation and Analysis
  • How Secure are our Models and Satellite Observations? Spectrum Politics and Regulatory Realities for the Weather Enterprise (Invited)
  • Maximizing the Benefits of LEO Capabilities - How Do You Maximize Given Only So Many Data You Can Bring (Invited)
  • National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Invited)

  • Ocean, Coastal, Climate, Ecological and Meteorological Applications for Ocean and Aquatic Environmental Satellite Observations.
  • Operational Algorithms and Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Initiatives
  • Operational Use of Advanced Geostationary and Polar-orbiting Observations
  • Overview and Applications of the Future GeoXO Satellite Series
  • Special Session on the GOES Series Satellite System
  • Special Session on the JPSS Series Satellite System
  • The Road to GeoXO (Invited)

Joint Sessions

  • 01 Advances in CubeSats and SmallSats for Observations and Measurements of Earth Atmosphere Thermodynamic Structure and Processes, Winds, and Water Cycle Processes, and to Improve Climate Monitoring, Weather Forecasting, or Space Weather Prediction (Joint between the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations and the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems)
  • Understanding How to Use Open Source Satellite Tools and Products for Evaluating, Predicting, Decision Making, and Communicating a Forecast or Warning. (Joint between the 31st Conference on Education and the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems)
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Exploit Satellite Earth Observations (Joint between the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science)

Student Award Opportunities

Student Award Opportunities

The 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and the 12th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations 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 and Early Career Professionals Event

The 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems will be co-hosting with other Conferences and Symposia the 8th Annual Speed Networking Event [8SPNE]. 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, the early career professionals, 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) and Satya Kalluri (satya.kalluri@noaa.gov).