NOAA Names the University of Maryland to Host Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies
31 May 2019 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 24, 2019 that it has selected the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, to host NOAA's cooperative institute focused on the use satellite data, in situ observations, and Earth System models to enhance our understanding of how the atmosphere-ocean-land-biosphere components of Earth interact with each other and human activities as a coupled system. The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) is a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions, with leadership from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). Read more.
AI Workshop Brings Together Environmental Science and AI / ML Expert Communities
NOAA hosted the 1st Workshop on Leveraging AI in the Exploitation of Satellite Earth Observations & Numerical Weather Prediction at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD on 23-25 April 2019. The objective of the workshop was to facilitate exchange of knowledge between experts and thought leaders in remote sensing / earth observation / NWP modeling science and artificial intelligence, to explore using AI to address NOAA's biggest challenges in effectively using the explosion of data from new Global Observing System sources. Read more about the workshop.
Matt Pennybacker Wins Best Paper Award
10 May 2019 - This year's SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference's Best Paper Award for excellence in research and presentation was awarded to Matthew Pennybacker of NOAA for "Mitigation of the GOES-17 ABI performance issues in the NOAA ACSPO SST products". Read more.
Nine STAR Scientists Honored with DOC Bronze Medals
2 May 2019 - On Tuesday, May 14, nine STAR scientists will be honored with the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal at NOAA's Silver Spring headquarters. The Bronze Medal is awarded for superior performance characterized by outstanding or significant contributions which have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating unit. It is the highest medal awarded by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. STAR congratulates and commends our team members for their hard work and excellence. Read more
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