The objectives of this mini-symposium series are:

  1. to raise the visibility of the remarkable role and importance of the long-term satellite climate records currently in existence;
  2. to highlight critical accomplishments in selected areas; and
  3. to review challenges in sustaining a climate monitoring system.



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Leveraging commercial & non-profit satellite capabilities, plans, and opportunities, for Earth system observation continuity

July 15, 2022  |  WebEx, 11:00am-2:00pm PDT
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This virtual mini-symposium will consist of a short introduction, three invited presentations, and will close with an extended moderated discussion, as follows:

  1. Introduction and approach (Daniel Limonadi, Duane Waliser, Betsy Weatherhead)
  2. The historical evolution, current landscape, and future plans of Earth Observations by NGOs (Pat Patterson, Asal Naseri)
  3. Strengths and challenges of NGO data relative to continuity of climate variable observations: (Betsy Weatherhead, Jeff Privette)
  4. Climate monitoring and research topics that might be addressable with NGO data sets (Jeff Privette, Chris Ruf, Betsy Weatherhead)
  5. Moderated discussion focused on how civil space agencies could/should respond to and take advantage of NGO capabilities (Rashmi Shah, Daniel Limonadi)

We use the term Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to cover both commercial and non-profit entities.

This mini-symposium serves to provide valuable background material for the upcoming KISS Study on "Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate". The overall goal of this study program is to help accelerate discussions and plans for a greater and more impactful U.S. contribution to the global climate observing system.


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The U.S. and International Earth Observation from Space Program of Record

June 29, 2022  |  WebEx, 9:00am-12:00 noon PDT
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This virtual mini-symposium is co-sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies in conjunction with its 2022 study “Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate”. The four invited presentations (30 minutes each) will be followed by a moderated discussion.

  • Waleed Abdalati (CIRES) - NASA Earth Science Program of Record
  • Michael Bonadonna (NOAA NESDIS OSAAP) - NOAA/NESDIS Program of Record
  • Tim Stryker (USGS) - USGS Program of Record
  • Mark Dowell (EC), Jeff Privette (NOAA), Wenying Su (NASA), Jörg Schulz (Eumetsat) - International Program of Record
  • Stacey Boland (JPL) - Moderated Discussion


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Climate and Radiation Monitoring

April 18, 2022  |  WebEx, 9:00am -11:00am PT
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