2017 NOAA Satellite Conference Addresses Future View of Satellite Meteorology

Monday, July 31, 2017

Secure World Foundation supported the 2017 NOAA Satellite Conference recently held in New York City from July 17 through 20. Hosted by NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CREST) at The City College of New York, this meeting consisted of invited oral and presentations with emphasis on environmental satellite technological, scientific, educational and training opportunities, and direct readout and re-broadcast services to raise awareness of upcoming enhancements and prepare for their use and involved a variety of users and providers of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellite data, products, and applications, from the public, private, and international and academic sectors. The launch of new generations of satellites, the GOES-R geostationary series, and the JPSS -1 and EUMETSAT polar-orbiting satellites, is significantly changing data rates, volumes, acquisition, and information content—this meeting sought to help participants adapt to these changes.

SWF’s role was to facilitate the presence of a broadly representative team of professionals from several Latin American and Caribbean countries. Attendees also had the option of participating in two days of technical training. Project Manager Krystal Wilson attended the conference and international reception.

Consistent with SWF’s efforts to apply principles of cooperative governance to space and space-based applications, the meeting also sought to define meteorological user needs in the region and to support development of an integrated operational distribution system to meet them.

Presentations from the conference can be found here.

Last updated on August 1, 2017