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CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND FINAL REPORT

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2002 Conference Program (For Reference Only)
2002 GOES-R Satellite User Feedback and Dialogue Session Final Report

Monday 6 December (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
10:00 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 1:15 Conference Welcome and Logistics, Opening Remarks and Introductions
Ms. Kathy Kelly, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite and Information Service
1:15 - 1:45 Key Note Address
NOAA’s Satellite Programs
Dr. Colleen Hartman, Deputy Assistant Administrator, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:45 - 2:15 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA's) Earth-Sun System Science
Dr. Lucia Tsaoussi, Deputy Director, Research and Analysis Program
Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
2:15 - 2:45 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Space Program
Mr. Yashiro Tanaka, WMO Satellite Activity Office
2:45 - 3:00 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
  Session Chair: Barbara Banks, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
3:00 - 3:30 NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and
Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) Overview
Ms. Kathy Kelly, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
3:30 - 4:00 European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) Geostationary and Polar-orbiting Satellite Systems
Mr. Ken Ashworth, EUMETSAT
4:00 - 4:30 National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
(NPOESS) Overview
Mr. John Cunningham, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
4:30 - 5:00 NOAA Direct Readout Program
Mr. Darrell Robertson, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
6:00 - 7:30 Welcome Reception at the Hilton Pool Deck (weather permitting)
Tuesday 7 December (8:30am - 5:00pm) - Theme: International Cooperation
8:30 - 8:30 Registration & Coffee
  International Cooperation
Session Chair: Michael Hales, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
8:30 - 8:35 Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mr. Michael Hales, Acting Chief, Satellite Activities Branch, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
8:35 - 9:00 Keynote Address
International Coordination and Collaboration
Mr. Gregory W. Withee, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:00 - 9:30 WMO’s Integrated Global Data Dissemination Service (IGDDS)
Mr. Yashiro Tanaka, WMO Satellite Activity Office
9:30 - 9:45 WMO’s Region III
Ms. Beatriz Lesa, Representing the President of WMO Regional Association III
9:45 - 10:00 WMO Region V
Mr. Shih Lai Woon, President, WMO Regional Association V
10:00 - 10:15 Ingest and Processing of NOAA AVHRR Data at CONAE’s Cordoba Ground Station Facility
Dr. Marcelo Colazo, Director, Cordoba Ground Station, CONAE
10:15 - 10:30 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
10:30 - 11:00 Frequency Spectrum Management
Dr. David McGinnis, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
11:00 - 11:15 Overview of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) / National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Relative to Outreach Activities
Dr. Tim Spangler, UCAR
11:15 - 11:30 UCAR COMET Program – International Satellite Training
Dr. Tim Spangler - UCAR
11:30 - 11:45 Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) VISITview Satellite Training
Dr. Tom Whittaker, CIMSS University of Wisconsin
11:45 - 12:00 Group for Earth Observation (GEO)
Mr. Francis Bell, The GEO Quarterly
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:15 The Rise and Fall of Amateur Direct Reception of Weather Satellites
Mr. Dave Cawley, Remote Imaging Group
1:15 - 1:30 The Use of NOAA data at the Mexican National Meteorological Service
Mr. José Carrasco, Chief, Remote Sensing Project, National Meteorological Service, Mexico
1:30 - 1:45 The Use of NOAA Data at the Argentine National Meteorological Service Captain Mauricio Saldivar, Chief, Meteorological Remote Sensing Division, National Meteorological Service, Argentina
1:45 - 2:00 Health and Satellites, Using Space Information in Epidemiology
Dr. Marcelo Scavuzzo, Teofilo Tabanera Space Center, CONAE
2:00 - 2:15 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
2:15 - 3:45 Panel of Global Coordination of Environmental Satellite and Data Use
Panel Chair: Ms. Kathy Kelly, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
Members: Ms. Sandra Cauffman, Mr. Mauricio Saldivar, Ms. Vilma Castro, Mr. Ken Ashworth
3:45 - 4:00 Use of Satellite Direct Readout in the South Pacific
Dr. Colin Schulz, Telecommunications Consultant, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
4:00 - 4:15 The Role of Satellite Data in the Meteorological Service of Canada
Mr. Arne Alfheim, Canadian Meteorological Center, Environment Canada
4:15 - 4:30 Operational Meteorological Satellites Products in CPTEC / INPE, Brazil.
Dr. Luis Machado, Director, Satellite Division, CPTEC, INPE, Brazil
4:30 - 4:45 The Automatic Generation of Syntheric IA Images
Dr. Daniel F. Barrera, University of Buenos Aires
4:45 - 5:00 Argos Data Collection System (DCS)
Mr. Bill Woodward, President, Service Argos, Inc.
5:15 - 7:00 Special Session on Technology
Mr. Frank Eng, Computer Sciences Corporation
7:00 - 8:00 Vendor sponsored Live Direct Readout Demonstrations at the Hilton Pool Deck (weather permitting)
Wednesday 8 December (8:30am - 5:00pm) - Theme: Polar Systems
8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Coffee
8:30 - 8:35 Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Mr. Carl Hoffman, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
8:35 - 9:00 Keynote Address
From TIROS and DMSP to NPOESS – the Evolution from Weather Observing to Global Environmental Monitoring
Mr. John D. Cunningham, NPOESS Integrated Program Office

Current Polar-orbiting Systems and Applications
Session Chair: Mr. Tom Schott, NESDIS Office of Systems Development
9:00 - 9:15 Overview of POES Programs
Mr. Tom Schott, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:15 - 9:30 Current POES Status
Ms. Cynthia Hampton, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:30 - 9:45 Polar-orbiting Product Applications
Mr. David Benner, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:45 - 10:00 Updating the ATOVS and AVHRR Pre-Processing Package (AAPP) for future Polar-Orbiting satellites
Mr. Nigel Atkinson, United Kingdom Meteorological Office
10:00 - 10:15 A University Ground Receiving Station and Software Decoder for NOAA POES Real-time Direct Broadcast Beacon Transmissions on Distinct Frequencies Unrelated to the Widely Received APT VHF Transmissions
Dr. D. M. Klumpar, Montana State University
10:15 - 10:30 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)

International Cooperation - EUMETSAT Polar System and International Applications
Session Chair: Ken Ashworth, EUMETSAT
10:30 - 10:45 EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) and the Initial Joint Polar-orbiting Operational Satellite System (IJPS)
Mr. Ken Ashworth, EUMETSAT
10:45 - 11:00 EPS Services and ATOVS Retransmission Service
Ms. Sally Wannop, EUMETSAT
11:00 - 11:15 EPS Satellite Instruments and Data
Mr. Jose Prieto, EUMETSAT
11:15 - 11:30 Initial Joint Polar-orbiting System (IJPS) NOAA-N Launch
Mr. Tom Schott, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
11:30 - 11:45 Comparative Research Between NOAA and Feng Yun Satellite Images for Determining the Salado River Runoff – Argentina
Mr. Carlos G. Cotlier, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
11:45 - 12:00 Utilization of ATOVS data in Numerical Weather Prediction at CPTEC
Ms. Elizabeth Silvestre Espinoza, Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos, Brazil
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 Special Session on NOAA Low Rate Information Transmission
Mr. Frank Eng CSC (Concurrent Session in Breakout Room)
- Advance Ingest
- Phased Array
- Receiver Technology
- NOAA-FUTURE-DRO
- NOAA-FUTURE-LRIT

Transition from Research to Operations – Earth Observing System (EOS) (Terra, Aqua), NPP, and Polar-orbiting Satellite Training
Session Chair: Mr. Patrick Coronado, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
1:00 - 1:15 NASA Polar-orbiting Satellite Applied Sciences
Dr. Ronald J. Birk, NASA, Science Mission Directorate
1:15 - 1:30 Generating Satellite Climate Data Records over Canadian Landmass
Dr. Rasim Latifovic, Canadian Center for Remote Sensing
1:30 - 1:45 NOAA Unique Products from AIRS, IASI and CrIS and Near-Real-Time MODIS/AIRS Data Distribution
Dr. Mitch Goldberg, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:45 - 2:00 International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package Products and Applications
Ms. Kathleen Strabala, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:00 - 2:15 NPP - The NPOESS/EOS Bridge Mission
Mr. Peter Wilczynski, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
2:15 - 2:30 NPP In-Situ Ground System – Bridging Direct Readout Technologies Between EOS, NPP, and the Future
Mr. Patrick Coronado, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2:30 - 3:00 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)

Future Polar-orbiting Systems – NPOESS
Session Chair: Mr. John Cunningham, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
3:00 - 3:15 NPOESS-Global Data for the Global Observation System
Dr. John M. (Mike) Haas, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
3:15 - 3:30 NPOESS Direct Readout Mission
Mr. John Overton, NPOESS Integrated Program Office
3:30 - 3:45 Polar-Orbiting Satellite Direct Broadcast Processing Package for Real-time,
Regional Weather and Environmental Monitoring and Applications – An Overview
Dr. Hung-Lung (Allen) Huang, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:45 - 4:00 UCAR/COMET NPOESS Userport – On-line Training for NPOESS
Dr. Tim Spangler, UCAR/COMET
4:00 - 4:15 A Preview of Forecaster Imaging Applications from NPOESS
Mr. Arunas Kuciauskas, Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA
4:15 - 5:00 Facilitated Discussion of User Needs for Direct Readout from Polar-orbiting Satellites - DeVaney-Wong International
5:15 - 7:15 Special Session on the GOES Data Collection System (DCS)
Ms. Kay Metcalf (Main Ballroom)

- Fernando Oropeza Rosales
- Gestion Ambiental Edelca
- WMO Websites
Thursday 9 December (8:30am - 5:00pm) - Theme: GEO Systems
8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Coffee
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome and Introduction
Mr. Gary Davis, Director, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
8:40 - 9:00 Key Note Address:
Brigadier General (USAF retired) David L. Johnson
Assistant Administrator, NOAA National Weather Service

Current and Near-Term GOES - Session Chair: Mr. David Benner, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:00 - 9:15 Current GOES Status
Ms. Cynthia Hampton, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:15 - 9:30 Products and Applications
Mr. George Serafino, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:30 - 9:45 Expected GOES N, O, P Performance
Mr. Tim Schmit, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
9:45 - 10:00 WEFAX to LRIT Transition
Mr. Jeff Manning, CSC
10:00 - 10:15 Emergency Manager’s Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
Mr. Bill Johnson, NOAA National Weather Service
10:15 - 10:30 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
10:15 - 12:00 Current and Near-Term GOES (Facilitated Discussion)
Information Fair with Expert Stations
DeVaney-Wong International
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 Special Session on EMWIN – Mr. Bill Johnson, NOAA NWS
Mr. Angelo Wade, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
Concurrent session in Breakout room

GOES User Readiness – Session Chair: Mr. Gerald Dittberner, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:00 - 1:20 The GOES R Satellite
Mr. Gary Davis, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:20 - 1:35 GOES R Program Review
Mr. Steve Kirkner, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:35 - 1:50 GOES R Instruments
Mr. James Gurka, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
1:50 - 2:05 GOES R Products
Mr. Tim Schmit, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
2:05 - 2:20 CIMSS Outreach activities – GOES R Specific
Ms. Margaret Mooney, CIMSS University of Wisconsin
2:20 - 2:35 Services, applications, dissemination – EUMETSAT Meteosat
Mr. José Prieto, EUMETSAT
2:35 - 2:50 Analysis of the 2003-04 burning season in southeast Mexico through a contextual fire detection algorithm based on GOES Imagery.
Mr. Martin J. Montero-Martinez – Mexican Institute of Water Technology
2:50 - 3:15 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
3:15 - 5:00 Facilitated Multi-Group Discussion on GOES User Readiness
DeVaney-Wong International
6:00 - 8:00 Conference Banquet (on site)
Special Showing of “Hurricane Summer” - A National Geographic Film
Dinner Speakers: Dr. Lixion Avila, Dr. Christopher Landsea, National Hurricane Center
Friday 10 December (8:30am - 1:00pm) - Theme: Global Earth Observation System of Systems
8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Coffee

Session Chair: Mr. Gary Davis, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks and Introductions
Mr. Gary Davis, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
8:45 - 9:15 Future of Global Environmental Observation Systems
Brigadier General (USAF retired) John (Jack) J. Kelly, Deputy Under Secretary Of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
9:15 - 9:30 NOAAPORT
Mr. Bill Brockman, Short and Associates, Inc.
9:30 - 9:45 FX-Net for Data Dissemination
Ms. Scher Schranz, NOAA Research
9:45 - 10:15 NOAA Proposed Alternative Dissemination Methods (ADM) for
Environmental Data and the Multi-Constellation User Terminal (MCUT)
Mr. Marlin Perkins, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
10:15 - 10:30 Break and Exhibit Area (refreshments)
10:30 - 11:45 Facilitated Discussion
DeVaney-Wong International
11:45 - 12:00 Closing Remarks
Mr. Darrell Robertson, Mr. Eric Madsen, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
12:00 Conference Closes

Last Updated: Mar. 2005