The STAR VIIRS SDR team has produced
first light imagery from the VIIRS visible bands. The image shows
true color imagery from December 5. The VIIRS visible/near infrared
bands were the second instrument to be activated, with the VIIRS
thermal bands, CRIS, and OMPS to follow in February.
16 March 2023 -
The STAR JPSS SDR teams have released first light imagery for
four of its advanced instruments - VIIRS, CRIS, ATMS, and OMPS,
aboard NOAA-21. NOAA-21, which is the third satellite in the
JPSS series, was launched on November 21, 2022. It will
provide continuity for weather forecasters and the
broader environmental monitoring community.
The release of this imagery marked a significant milestone
for NOAA-21 and for the scientific community as a whole. The
data collected by these instruments will be used to advance
our understanding of the Earth's environment and inform policy
decisions on issues such as climate change and natural resource management. With this groundbreaking technology at their fingertips, scientists and researchers around the world are poised to make new discoveries and advance our understanding of the world around us.
10 November 2022 - The Call for Abstracts and
Registration for the Third International Operational Satellite
Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-3) are now open! OSOS-3 will be
held June 12-16, 2023, Busan South Korea. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR and EUMETSAT
are excited to welcome Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA)
as co-host of this third meeting in the series (prior meetings in 2019
and 2021). Derek Manzello and Heather Roman-Stork will represent NOAA
as meeting co-chairs. This meeting is an endorsed United Nations Ocean Decade event.
4 October 2022 -
Too often students – and even educators – associate having a space
career with just being an astronaut or rocket scientist. But we know there is
a whole universe of jobs related to space that encompass fields such as science,
engineering, technical trades, communications and media relations, and more.
The White House's National Space Council wants to change that and
called upon Federal agencies to help educators expose their students to the
multitude of space careers across the federal government and the wide diversity
of professionals in those roles.
At NOAA, our mission is to understand and predict our changing environment
from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, as well as manage and
conserve America’s coastal and marine resources. To do this, we collect,
archive, and study information not just from the ground and in the air, but from
satellites in space. Information collected from NOAA’s environmental
satellites supports products and services used across the country every day
that promote and protect our security, economy, environment, and quality of life.
Space missions, satellite programs, and scientific research require a
large team of people with a variety of skills. We spoke with a few people
here at NOAA, featuring STAR's very own Alexis Wolfe
(Chief of Staff) and Paige Lavin (Oceanographer), about
their space-related careers and the advice they’d give to young people
reaching for the stars.