FIRST INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONAL SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM

The Executive Steering and Programme Committees are pleased to invite community members from all levels of the value chain (data providers to users) of operational satellite oceanographic data, products and applications to attend the first international Operational Satellite Oceanography (OSO) Symposium. The themes to be addressed are 1) redefining the operational paradigm, 2) linking data providers to information providers, 3) helping users find the information they need, and 4) facilitating the end-to-end value chain. Participants can also elect to attend a day of training on Monday, 17 June 2019 at the same location.

MEETING DATES: 18 – 20 JUNE 2019
OPTIONAL TRAINING DAY: 17 JUNE 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10 MAY 2019
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 29 MARCH 2019
REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: OSOS WEBSITE LINK

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Abstract Submission Information
The focus of this first OSO symposium will be on the upstream components of the value chain, so the international community of satellite operators, information producers and high-level and intermediate users are especially encouraged to participate. Perspectives from downstream end users are important to the process and are welcome also. Poster abstracts may be submitted for consideration. Oral presentations are invited only. Abstracts (both submitted poster abstracts and invited oral abstracts) received by the deadline will be considered for placement into the Programme Abstract document assembled for the meeting. The Programme Committee will organize all accepted abstracts into interactive sessions based upon potential contribution to the symposium content and relevance to session themes.

Meeting Logistics

  • Registration: FREE (includes 2 coffee breaks, a daily boxed lunch and one evening cocktail reception sponsored by EUMETSAT). The optional training day is also free.
  • This meeting is held in a secure United States government facility. As a result, the registration for all non-US citizen requires up to 30 days for their security clearance review and you are encouraged to register early.
  • Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD USA
  • Travel and Accommodations: On your own. College Park is accessible from 3 major Washington DC airports (DCA, BWI and IAD, or search WAS for all 3) and convenient to the College Park Metro Station.

Executive Steering Committee
• Bojan Bojkov - EUMETSAT
• Christopher Brown - NOAA
• Paul DiGiacomo - NOAA
• Veronica Lance - NOAA
• Gad Levy - PORSEC
• Francois Montagner - EUMETSAT
• Vladimir Ryabinin - IOC-UNESCO

Programme Committee
• Christopher Brown - NOAA
• Abhisek Chatterjee - INCOIS
• Douglas Cripe - GEO
• Craig Donlon - ESTEC
• Bennet Foli - University of Ghana
• Milton Kampel - National Institute for Space Research
• Veronica Lance - NOAA
• PIerre-Yves Le Traon - Mercator
• Gad Levy - PORSEC
• Tony McNally - ECMWF
• Avichal Mehra - NOAA
• Francois Montagner - EUMETSAT
• James Movick - Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
• Jan Newton - University of Washington, APL
• Glenn Nolan - EUROGOOS
• Anne O’Carroll - EUMETSAT
• Youngje Park - KIOST
• Nadia Pinardi - University of Bologna
• Ralph Rayner - NOAA
• Derrick Snowden - NOAA
• Andy Steven - CSIRO
• Mohamed Uddin - University of Chittagong
• George Wiafe - University of Ghana, GMES
• Cara Wilson - NOAA, IOCCG