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					NOAA Satellite and Information Systems
        Creating the Vision
           …sustaining the mission…



                    Marie Colton
                    Director
                    NESDIS Center for Satellite
                    Applications and Research



                         …improving the products…
                          …producing results…
  Goals of Presentation


• Overview of NOAA/NESDIS and the Center
  for Satellite Applications and Research (what
  we do)
• Science in the public interest
• Welcoming CIOSS to the NOAA family
   – The role of the Cooperative Institutes in
      NOAA Research
   – Exploring the present
   – Charting our futures
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration



         National Environmental Satellite, Data and
         Information Service

         National Weather Service

         National Ocean Service

         National Marine Fisheries Service

         Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

        + New “Program Planning and Integration”
          (“matrix”) office.
         NOAA’ s MISSION



To understand and predict changes in the
 Earth’s environment and conserve and
manage coastal and marine resources to
 meet the Nation’s economic, social, and
          environmental needs.
                                    Weather and Water
                                    Strategic Plan Goal


                                  Monitor and Observe




 Space                     Land                          Oceans                Atmosphere


                 Understand and Describe                Assess and Predict
              New theories for
        modeling surface, space and                          Code the schemes into a
               atmosphere                                  standard models to formulate
        New products, applications                             an end to end system
     Risk Reduction and Tech Insertion


                              Engage, Advise, and Inform




Warnings                 Forecasts                 Dissemination             Education&Outreach
NESDIS Programs that Support
Monitoring the Earth System
•   Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)

•   Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES)

•   National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System
    (NPOESS)

•   Processing/distribution of non-NOAA satellite data

     – DMSP, International geostationary satellites,
       QuikSCAT, TOPEX, ERS-2, EOS Terra and Aqua

•   Applications Research and Development

•   Climate Reference Network

•   Climate Data Records–NOAA & non-NOAA Sources
     – Atmosphere, Ocean, and Paleoclimate
NOAA Satellite Applications


              •   Weather analysis, warnings and prediction
              •   Climate monitoring and prediction
              •   Environmental hazards monitoring
              •   Oceanic monitoring and prediction
              •   Vegetation, agricultural, and hydrological
                  applications
              •   Atmospheric, oceanic, and climate research
     An End-to-End Responsibility


Requirements      Acquisition       Launch     Command &
 & Planning                                      Control




Real-Time
Product        Archive &
Development      Access         Assessments   User Services
     National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
                                                      Organizational Chart

                                                                   Gregory W. Withee
                                                          Assistant Administrator for Satellite &
   Charles Wooldridge
                                                                  Information Services                                                  W. Stanley Wilson

       Chief of Staff                                                Mary M. Glackin                                                      Senior Scientist
                                                           Deputy Assistant Administrator for
                                                            Satellite & Information Services




                                        Warren Hall                                                          Robert Mairs

                                Chief Financial Officer                                                 Chief Information Officer




                                                                                                   D. Brent Smith
                                                                                             International & Interagency
                                                                                                    Affairs Office




 Gary K. Davis                     John Cunningham                       Kathy Kelly                        Helen M. Wood                         Marie Colton
                                                                                                            Office of Satellite
Office of Systems                   Integrated Program                 Office of Satellite                 Data Processing &                Office of Research &
  Development                              Office                         Operations                           Distribution                      Applications




                    Thomas R. Karl                                      Lee Dantzler                                        Christopher Fox
                                                                   National Oceanographic                                        (Acting)
                    National Climatic                                    Data Center                                       National Geophysical
                      Data Center                                                                                              Data Center

                                                                                                                                                                   January 2003
               Satellite Operations




     Suitland Satellite
     Suitland Satellite       NOAA Science Center
                              NOAA Science Center
 Operations Control Center
 Operations Control Center   Camp Springs, Maryland
                             Camp Springs, Maryland




Fairbanks Command and Data
Fairbanks Command and Data   Wallops Command and Data
                             Wallops Command and Data
     Acquisition Station
      Acquisition Station        Acquisition Station
                                 Acquisition Station
  Future Space-Based
Global Observing System
  Increased Benefits from the National Polar-orbiting Operational
  Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)

 Oceanographic
 Oceanographic            Solar Geophysical
                          Solar Geophysical




                                                       Atmospheric
                                                       Atmospheric
                                                         Terrestrial
                                                         Terrestrial




                               Climatic
                               Climatic

                                                     Disaster Planning
                                                     Disaster Planning



Ocean Navigation
Ocean Navigation         Disaster Response
                         Disaster Response
Joint Center for Satellite Data
Assimilation (JCSDA)


•   Improve exploitation of existing satellite data   Number of Instruments per Decade
     – Operational
     – Research
•   Preparation for future data
     – Much higher data volume
     – Reduce time from launch to
       application
•   Need for an end-to-end instrument design and
    application
•   Integration of multi-agency resources
                 Technical Areas of Study
                   relevant to NESDIS

•   Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Physics

•   Estuarine, Coastal, and Marine Remote Sensing and Water Quality

•   Remote Sensing applications for Environmental Monitoring and Prediction

•   Space-based and In-situ instrumentation

•   Satellite Operations – direct readout capability at several of the institutes

•   Remote sensing infra-structure and information technologies

•   International affairs as regards global observing systems
 Evolution of Modern Science towards
User-Inspired Science in the 21st Century

                                  •   Scientists must inspire
                                      the future

                                  •   Scientists must make
                                      the world better today

                                  •   Scientists must be
                                      entrepreneurial and
                                      innovate

                                  •   Scientists must teach
                                      and facilitate social
                                      change
   Competing R&D Profiles -- Different Values &
                             Performance Indicators
                               Small, Flexible, Diverse Science



               MASTER: BE SUSTAINABLE                CREATE: BE NEW
                                                     Radically new ideas
                Incrementally new ideas              A new way to ask or think
                Develop teachable points             Global leadership
                Community leadership                 Unusual projects
                Great Contributors
Evolutionary                                                                     Revolutionary

INTERNAL       Incrementally new products            Radically new products      EXTERNAL
               Standardized applications             Identify applications
               Reliable facilities                   Rapid Deployment
               Good Technical Management             Projects have high yield
               Projects on track                     Strategic Partnerships
                  IMPROVE: BE BETTER                 PRODUCE: BE FIRST


                            Large, Controlled, Convergent Science

        Excerpted from “Recognizing the Competing Values of R&D Organizations,”
                         G. Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories
                                                BE NEW


                                               “the clouds moved -
                                                 not the satellite”

                                                         Verner Suomi



•December 7, 1966:
   NASA launched the first geostationary Applications Technology Satellite
   (ATS-1), which had the ability to see weather systems in motion with the
   first Spin Scan Cloud Camera.
   The ATS-1 was capable of full-disk Earth imaging every half hour.
   The National Severe Storm Forecast Center (NSSFC) and the National
   Hurricane Center benefited from imagery taken by ATS-3 in the early
   1970's.
          BE BETTER
  Geo Atmospheric Motion Vectors
International Cooperation provides global coverage
for winds in tropics and mid-latitudes
BE FIRST: GOES12,
to be operational in 2003
                       BE FIRST
MULTIPLATFORM SST: Maximize strengths – minimize weaknesses




POES IR has high spatial resolution           Combine to
                                              obtain the
GOES IR has high temporal resolution          optimal SST
Microwave has all-weather capability          analysis
 BE SUSTAINING: Science Communities Matter
Ex: Redesignation of 12 µm Channel on GOES12

 •   Requires a change in SST retrieval algorithms
 •   Need to generate new cloud mask
 •   SST diurnal cycle studies important for a range of applications:
     – Climate heat fluxes and temperature trends
     – Assimilation of SST data with asynoptic observation times
     – Process studies for diurnal cycle of atmospheric convection
     – Availability of heat for tropical cyclone development
BEING SUSTAINING:
Reach,Teach & Support the People
               Keeping the Ideas and Ideals Alive




            Hurricane Mitch
            Project in Costa
            Rica to celebrate
            the GOES8
            receiving station
            and data server
BEING NEW: Answering the questions for
the new ideas
              New and Improved                 What will sustain the
              Measurements and               habitability of the Earth?
                   Models                             (NASA)

    New
Measurement                                                     What can we achieve
Requirements                                                       towards goal with
                                        ss
                                    gre
                                                                current and near-term

                             c   Pro                             technology? (NOAA)

                      n tifi
                     e
              ll Sci                             Improved Resource/Hazards
           a                                            Management
      O ver
                                                 Improved
                         Improved Ocean          Climate assessment and
                         Assessment and          Prediction
                           prediction
       Improved Weather                             Improved
    Assessment and prediction                      Quality of Life
NOAA Cooperative Institutes


•   OSU Cooperative Institute for Ocean Satellite Studies joins a
    distinguished list as our fifth associated center for remote sensing
     – U. Wisc (CIMSS), geostationary instruments and products,
        advanced polar VIS/IR instruments/products
     – Colorado State Univ. (CIRA) , mesoscale meteorology, tropical
        meteorology,
     – Univ. of Maryland (CICS), satellite climate studies
     – CCNY Consortium (CREST), remote sensing science and
        applications and minority student education
     – Cooperative Institute for Ocean Satellite Studies (CIOSS)
Proposal Process and Results


•   Only the second competitively awarded Cooperative Institute (the first to the
    Minority Serving Institute Educational Partnership Program was awarded to
    CREST last year)

•   Five strong proposals for remote sensing institute that all demonstrated expertise
    in remote sensing, involvement in the larger oceanographic community, and
    commitment to students

•   As the winning offerors, OSU showed both depth and breadth in remote sensing
    and proven record in producing both excellent technical results in NOAA relevant
    areas and increasing levels of service to the ocean community

•   Participants who contributed to the successful proposal should be commended for
    and proud of their hard work
Points to address

  •   NOAA mission and strategic thrusts
       – CIOSS students/faculty are likely very familiar with basic
          research missions of NASA, NSF. Not as clear about NOAA
          mission and science and their potential contributions
       – Commitment to academic connection through NOAA grants
       – Commitment to private sector through joint opportunities
  •   Role of satellites and associated ground measurements in global
      observing system
       – Why is CIOSS important just now
       – Opportunity to work the “tech transfer” problems that are not
          ordinarily supported by basic research sponsors
  •   Commitment to education of future scientists for NOAA and
      science literacy for the nation
       – Remote sensing training prepares students for science,
          engineering, and information technology careers
  •   Commitment to a diverse federal workforce
     Summary


•   NOAA’s new strategic plan is setting directions in climate services, weather
    and water, ecosystems, coastal and ocean services, and commerce and
    transportation
•   NESDIS supports all of these mission goals through its satellite programs and
    data management and archive functions
•   We look forward to the participation of CIOSS in helping us set science goals
    and directions for ocean and remote sensing sciences that support NOAA
    mission
•   We look forward to seeing your faculty and bright young students working
    closely with our scientists for all of our futures

				
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