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The 2016-17 Independent Review Team report provides expert analysis of how NESDIS has addressed recent challenges and opportunities and its strategic path forward. This marks the third such review we've commissioned since 2012. We welcome you to read the NESDIS overview (PDF) and the full report (PDF).

Members of the news media may contact NESDIS by reaching out to our office of public affairs:

John Leslie
Phone: 301-713-0214


MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts gather at NOAA conference to discuss how to use advanced data from next-generation weather satellites
Next month, top public and private sector environmental satellite experts from around the world will meet in New York to discuss how to best use the data coming from next-generation weather satellites, such as NOAA’s GOES-R and the NOAA-NASA Joint Polar Satellite System, also known as JPSS
Both systems are equipped with breakthrough technology, producing more and better data and incredibly detailed imagery, potentially leading to more accurate forecasts.
This year’s conference, A New Era for NOAA Environmental Satellites, is hosted by the NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CREST), and will also showcase collaborative research between college students and NOAA scientists.
The sessions over the four days are open to press, and experts will be onsite for interviews.
NOAA Satellite Conference: A New Era for NOAA Environmental Satellites
  • Dr. Stephen Volz, acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction; assistant NOAA administrator, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
  • David A. Grimes, president, World Meteorological Organization 
  • Julian Baez, president, WMO Regional Association III
  • Yoshishige Shirakawa, senior coordinator for satellite systems, Japan Meteorological Agency
  • Dr. Park Hoon, director general, National Meteorological Satellite Center, Korea Meteorological Administration
  • Dr. Antonio Divino Moura, deputy director, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research
  • Dr. Yang Jun, director general, national meteorological center, China Meteorological Administration
July 17 – 20, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Agenda available at
West 138th Street between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues
New York, New York
Subway: 1 train (IRT - Broadway Local) to West 137 Street - CCNY station




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