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Satellite Algorithm Test Bed Workshop
26-27 February 2008

Report: Development Guide for SATB, (PDF, 684KB)

satellite photoThe NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and its Cooperative Institutes have developed a concept to create a Satellite Algorithm Test Bed (SATB) designed to exploit satellite data more successfully to meet NOAA's goals and thereby increase the return on the national investment in environmental satellite remote sensing.

A workshop was held at the National Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, MD, on February 26 - 27, 2008 to define the coordinated activities for the SATB to be established, demonstrated, and maintained. Participants included those who have experience and insight to share regarding both the technical and programmatic aspects of operating test beds, developing, implementing, and supporting environmental satellite data products, and using or coordinating the use of satellite data.

The outcome of this workshop will be a report to guide the development of the SATB. (see above for link)

If you would like to learn more about the SATB please contact one or more members of the organizing committee listed:


Session 1: Introduction

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
Speakers & Affiliations
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome and Logistics Jim Yoe / STAR
8:35 - 8:50 a.m. Expectations for Future, (PDF, 2.8MB) Al Powell, Director, NOAA / NESDIS / STAR

Session 2: Current SATB-Relevant Activities in NESDIS

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
Speakers & Affiliations
9:20 - 9:35 Satellite Products & Services Review Board (PDF, 2.5MB) D. Benner
9:35 - 9:50 Product System Development & Implementation (PDF, 71KB) T. Schott
9:50-10:10 Algorithm Standards for Implementation (PDF, 115KB) Walter Wolf
10:10-10:25 NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch Testbed Activities (PDF, 1.9MB) G. Serafino
10:25-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-10:55 CoastWatch (PDF, 2.2MB) Paul DiGiacomo / Phil Keegstra
10:55-11:10 GOES-R Proving Ground (PDF, 1.4MB) Tim Schmit / Mark DeMaria
11:10-11:20 GEOCAT, The Geostationary Cloud Algorithm Test-Bed (PDF, 1.4KB) Andrew Heidinger
11:20-11:30 Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (PDF, 57KB) Jim Yoe
11:30-11:40 Session Summary (PDF, 52KB) Ingrid Guch, session leader

Session 3: Other Test Bed Experiences

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
Speakers & Affiliations
11:40-11:55 Hydrometeorological Test Bed (PDF, 1.7MB) Timothy Schneider
11:55-12:10 The SPoRT Center - Infusing NASA Technology Into NWS WFOs (PDF, 1.7MB) Gary Jedlovec
12:10-12:25 Hurricane Test Bed (PDF, 7.8MB) Mark DeMaria
12:25-12:35 Test Bed Lessons Learned Questionnaire results (PDF, 92KB) Ingrid Guch
12:35-12:40 Session Summary Andrew S. Jones, session leader
12:40 - 13:35 Lunch Break

Session 4: SATB Desirables from Developers & Stakeholders

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
Speakers & Affiliations
13:35 - 13:50 CIMSS Activities Relevant to the Satellite Algorithm Testbed Concept (PDF, 1.1MB) Jeffrey Key
13:50 - 14:05 Desirable Attributes of a SATB (PDF, 47KB)
SATB Desirables: CIRA Part II (PDF, 26KB)
John Knaff / Andrew Jones
14:05 - 14:20 Global Systems Division / Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) (PDF, 1.9MB) Darien Davis
14:20 - 14:35 Presentation Canceled
14:35 - 14:45 A "User's" Perspective:
NPOESS Data Exploitation (NDE)
(PDF, 167KB)
Jim Silva / Jim Yoe
14:45 - 14:55 Session Summary (PDF, 17KB) Steve Goodman, session leader
14:55 - 15:15 Coffee Break

Session 5: Open Feedback Session
Steve Goodman, moderator

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
15:15 - 15:35 Observations from group
15:35 - 15:45 Considerations for Breakouts & Assignments
15:45 - 17:00 Breakout Sessions (PDF, 13KB)
  • Implementation (include IT issues) NSOF 2001
  • Program Considerations NSOF 2005
  • Other? NSOF 2007
17:00 End of Day 1 & dinner considerations

Day 2: Wednesday, February 27

Time Presentations
(all files are PDFs)
8:00 - 8:30 Coffee
8:30 - 10:15 Break-out Sessions - Continued (PDF, 10KB)
  • Implementation (include IT issues) NSOF 2001
  • Program Considerations NSOF 2005
  • Other? NSOF 2007
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:30 Break-Out Team Reports NSOF 2001
11:30 - 12:00 Next Steps
  • Single-Slide Contributions
  • Low-Hanging Fruit Identification
12:00 - 12:30 Summary and Adjourn
12:30 - 14:00 Organizing Committee Wrap-up