Joint EUMETSAT/AMS/NOAA Conference 2019

Call for Papers: Shaping the Future Together – Providing Observations for the Coupled Earth System

28 September – 04 October 2019 Boston, US

This conference merges up to three unique satellite conferences into one major event. It has been the practice of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology (SatMetOC) Committee (organizers of the 23rd AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT; organizers of the 2019 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference) to hold joint conferences approximately every six years, most recently in Vienna (2013), and previously in Amsterdam (2007) and Paris (1998).

The 2019 NOAA Satellite Users Conference1 will possibly join the event this year, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Meteorological Society. The conference will be held at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Observations as the Basis for Informed Decision-Making—Looking to the Future Operationally

We are at the front end of an explosion of new data sources, a greatly expanding computational environment, miniaturization and emerging new technologies for Earth observation, deep machine learning, value-added data services, the Internet of Things, increased societal vulnerability, and the nexus of water, food, and energy security concerns. These reinforce the importance of, and need for, collaborative and agile partnerships that deliver satellite capabilities and data that address evolving societal needs. We also focus on the Arctic and polar issues, noting the impact of the changes in the Arctic region on weather prediction and society and the push of numerical weather forecasts beyond Week 2 towards subseasonal-to-seasonal weather and climate prediction.

The conference organizers are particularly interested in soliciting papers on the improved use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, ocean/coastal/water regimes, climate, and the environment.

Major areas of interest (and anticipated sessions) include:

  1. New Satellite Systems and Instrumentation—illustrating the potential of new satellite systems to improve weather, climate, and other environmental data products; enhance user application and services, and contribute to blended and fused satellite datasets; future observing system architectures, flight projects, and international partnerships; and new emerging approaches for space-based observations, concepts, and their practical application to operational Earth observations
  2. Status of Satellite Products and Data Access—including how satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere
  3. Oceanography and Marine Meteorology—including research and operational satellite data applications for ocean, coastal, and air-sea interaction monitoring and forecasting
  4. Significance of Satellite Data for monitoring the Polar Regions—noting the rapidly-changing polar environment in a changing climate, and recognizing the important coupling of the cryosphere with the biosphere, oceans, atmosphere, and land in the Earth system
  5. Impact of Satellite Data on Nowcasting and Short Range Weather Forecasting—including the development of innovative methods of combining and assimilating satellite observations of the atmosphere, ocean/water, and land to improve forecast skill; and nowcasting and high-resolution numerical weather prediction
  6. Quantifying Impact of Weather Extremes in a Changing Climate—including heat waves, droughts, heavy precipitation events, agriculture and ecosystems, and human health and well-being
  7. Training and User Preparation—including satellite testbeds and proving grounds, system readiness exercises, lessons learned and best practices, workshops, case studies, and self-paced learning resources
  8. Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition—including satellite-based observations to depict processes that determine air pollution and trace/greenhouse gas distributions and estimation of global air pollution impacts

Please submit your abstract electronically online by the deadline date of 1 March 2019. An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of submission.

Please note that some abstracts may not be accepted, depending on program constraints, relevance, and merit of subject matter. In such cases the abstract fee will be refunded. Authors may indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation during abstract submission; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation. Oral presentation slots will be very limited; thus, authors may only request one oral submission, but are welcome to present multiple posters. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by early May 2019. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract electronically prior to the start of the conference, but extended abstracts will be accepted through the electronic submission system through 8 November 2019. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts (PDF format, up to 10 MB in size) will be posted on the AMS web site—please refer to the online call for papers for important updates on this conference. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS web site.

For further programmatic information, please feel free to contact the conference chairs: Kenneth HolmlundMitchell Goldberg, and Philip Ardanuy.

Additionally, there are three technical points of contact: Gabriele Kerrmann, EUMETSAT, Jen Ives, AMS, and Eric Madsen, NOAA.

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