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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

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Time Presenter
12:00 - 12:20 PM Tim Walsh
Acting JPSS Program Director
12:20 - 12:40 PM    Andrew Collard
NCEP/National Weather Service
12:40 - 1:00 PM    David Kroodsma
Director of research and innovation at Global Fishing Watch 
1:00 - 1:20 PM Emily Smail
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
U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC)/NWS OPC Ice Services Branch
1:40 - 2:00 PM Liam Gumley
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
Research Scientist NASA ASP-LANCE Coordinator
3:00 - 3:20 PM Michael Pavalonis
Physical Scientist and Aviation Science Team Lead, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
3:20 - 3:40 PM Eric Luebehusen
USDA/OCE Meteorologist
3:40 - 4:00 PM Carl Dierking
Satellite Liaison and Developer, Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
4:00 - 4:20 PM Wrap-up / Q + A