17 June 2021 -
STAR congratulates NOAA's May 2021 team member of the month,
Stacy Bunin. Stacy has been with NOAA for
the last four with STAR. A critical member of the STAR team,
Stacy is a scientist and program manager who provides broad
support to a diverse set of STAR activities. In her role as
program manager for the Research and Technology Maturation
for the Exploitation of Emerging Technologies task, Stacy
manages roughly a dozen contractors and oversees a number
of scientific and technical activities, ranging from
satellite data assimilation to website design.
Congratulations to "Sammie" Finalist Coral Reef Watch's Mark Eakin
11 May 2021 -
The Partnership for Public Service has released the finalists for
their prestigious Service to America Medal (Sammie), which honors
exceptional accomplishments within the Federal service. Nominated
in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category, Mark Eakin, Ph.D.,
current team member and former coordinator of NOAA Coral Reef Watch
at NESDIS STAR. Mark is being recognized for leading the development
of a satellite-based monitoring system that
provides accurate forecasts and early warnings to environmental
officials worldwide when rising ocean temperatures threaten
the health of coral reefs. Congratulations Mark!
2nd NOAA AI Workshop a Resounding Success
9 April 2021 -
NOAA hosted the 2nd Workshop on Leveraging AI in Environmental
Sciences virtually from 30 July 2020 through 25 February 2021. The
purpose of the workshop was to exchange ideas and experiences,
discuss the future potential and limitations of AI as related to
environmental sciences, and review AI-enabling technology, tools,
and applications. The workshop featured technical talks, poster
sessions, and panel discussions given by scientists from private,
academic, and government institutions from the US and abroad.
NOAA satellites follow the smoke journey
8 October 2020 -
STAR's Shobha Kondragunta and collaborators at South Dakota State University
provided data and graphics on the west coast fires to a reporter at Mother Jones.
The reporter requested smoke emissions data for fires in California, Oregon, and
Washington through NESDIS HQ. STAR provided data for the entire 2020 season and
also prepared figures to help the writer better understand the issues. Mother
Jones published the article "These
5 Stats Show Just How Devastating California's
Wildfires Have Been – So Far" on September 24, 2020. The figure at right
shows the scale of the issue and helps explain how unprecedented the fire
emissions have been. Read more.
12 November 2019 - This video was
commissioned by STAR in conjunction with the 70th International Astronautical Congress held in Washington
DC from October 21 to 25 2019. It features STAR Director Harry Cikanek, SMCD Director Satya Kalluri,
STAR Principal Scientist Sid Boukabara, STAR Physical Scientist and altimetry expert Deirdre Byrne and
STAR Physical Scientist and GLM specialist Scott Rudlosky talking about ways that STAR transforms
satellite information into useful products for the Nation and indeed the world.
19 May 2021 -
OceanView 1.0 (OV) is a web-based visualization application
delivering integrated display of remote sensing, in situ,
and model output data over oceans, coastal waterways, and
inland bodies of water. Today's release is the culmination
of nearly two years of work, starting from vision to design, development, and
implementation. OceanView's release follows a rigorous
development and beta testing period beginning this past winter.
8 February 2021 - Abstract submission is now open for the second international
Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-2) to be held in a virtual
format, on 25-27 May 2021. Co-organised by EUMETSAT and STAR,
this Symposium will focus on the use of satellite data in coupled
numerical models for ocean, weather, climate and environment analysis
and prediction, and in operational applications for coastal waters.
You may also register online for the conference
before 15 May 2021. Registration for this Symposium is FREE!