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

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 Two Agenda

Time Presenter
12:00 - 12:20 PM Tim Walsh
JPSS: Celebrating A Decade of Successful Operations of SNPP and Preparing for JPSS-2 Launch (PDF)
Acting JPSS Program Director
12:20 - 12:40 PM    Andrew Collard
The use of VIIRS radiances and products in NWP at NCEP (PDF)
NCEP/National Weather Service
12:40 - 1:00 PM    David Kroodsma
Lights Reveal the Global Dark Fleet (PDF)
Director of research and innovation at Global Fishing Watch 
1:00 - 1:20 PM Emily Smail
NOAA VIIRS data for coastal and ocean research and applications (PDF)
Executive Director, GEO Blue Planet Initiative, NESDIS/STAR/SOCD (Senior Faculty Specialist, UMD Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center)
1:20 -1:40 PM Walter Clark
Operational Utility of VIIRS at the U.S. National Ice Center (PDF)
U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC)/NWS OPC Ice Services Branch
1:40 - 2:00 PM Liam Gumley
Applications for SNPP VIIRS data received via High Rate Data (HRD) Direct Broadcast (PDF)
Distinguished Scientist Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
2:00 - 2:20 PM Diane Davies
NASA LANCE operations manager
2:20 - 2:40 PM Break
2:40 - 3:00 PM Tian Yao
Use Cases and Feedback on VIIRS Data Products from NASA Earth Science Applications Community (PDF)
Research Scientist NASA ASP-LANCE Coordinator
3:00 - 3:20 PM Michael Pavalonis
10 Years of SNPP in Support of Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Operations (PDF)
Physical Scientist and Aviation Science Team Lead, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
3:20 - 3:40 PM Eric Luebehusen
Operational Applications of the VHI for Real-Time Crop Yield Modeling and Assessments at USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (PDF)
USDA/OCE Meteorologist
3:40 - 4:00 PM Carl Dierking
VIIRS in Action in Alaska: GINA Direct Broadcast Users and Partnerships (PDF)
Satellite Liaison and Developer, Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
4:00 - 4:20 PM Wrap-up / Q + A