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VIIRS User Meeting - Celebrating 10 years of SNPP (Day One)

October 28, 2021 marked the successful 10th anniversary of the Suomi NPP (SNPP) satellite, a critical risk reduction and preparatory mission for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is the key imager on JPSS satellites and provides significant improvements in global imaging capabilities for operational meteorology and other applications over the legacy Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES). A critical part of the JPSS mission is to work closely with the end users to enable full use and exploitation of the data to maximize the benefits of the mission to NOAA, our nation and society.

As we celebrate 10 successful years of the SNPP mission and as we prepare to launch the JPSS-2 satellite before the end of 2022, JPSS is organizing a two-day virtual workshop on June 29-30, 2022 to hear from key users about how VIIRS products and applications are benefitting organizations meet their mission goals in serving their stakeholders and society. This information will enable us to assess the impacts of VIIRS to society and provide information on future mission formulation.


Day One Agenda

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Time Presenter
8:00 - 8:20 AM Tim Walsh
Acting JPSS Program Director
8:20 - 8:40 AM Sreerekha Thonipparambil
8:40 - 9:00 AM Christopher Kyba
Researcher GFZ Postdam
9:00 - 9:20 AM Kim Hyde
9:20 - 9:40 AM Huw Martyn Howells
Consultant, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR),World Bank
9:40 - 10 :00 AM    Avichal Mehra
Chief, Dynamics and Coupled Modeling Group, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC/MDAB
10:00 - 10:20 AM  Break
10:20 - 10:40 AM Ravan Ahmadov
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
10:40 - 11:00 AM Ran Goldblatt
Chief Scientist New Light Technologies
11:00 - 11:20 AM Michael Lawson
NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program (ASIP)
11:20 - 11:40 AM     Thomas Kopp
(Aerospace Corporation)
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Jordan Gerth
Leveraged Observations Lead, Physical Scientist, National Weather Service Office of Observations
12:00 - 12:20 PM Martin Setvak
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute | ČHMÚ · Satellite Department
12:20 - 12:40 PM Wrap-up / Q + A