Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology

Welcome to the webpage for the Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Our goals are to:

  • Promote and support involvement and engagement by AMS members in national and international satellite meteorology, oceanography, and climatology meetings, events, and activities, such as the:
  1. Joint EUMETSAT-AMS Conferences
  2. Joint Satellite Conference with GOES-R/JPSS and JCSDA Symposia
  3. Joint AMS Satellite Meteorology Conference with the Asia-Oceania Satellite Meteorology Users' Conferences
  4. Student-Mentor Opportunities
  5. Technical Interchange and Dialogue (e.g., repurposing and satellite spectrum by the FCC, progress on reducing gaps in satellite coverage/data)
  • Support awareness of satellite meteorology, oceanography, and climatology issues and activities through the AMS committee web portal  
  • Promote excellence in satellite meteorology, oceanography, and climatology by supporting awards to recognize extraordinary people

Colleagues on the AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Committee proudly are pictured with long-time committee member and University of Wisconsin and CIMSS scientist Chris Velden, as he is awarded the AMS STAC Award for  "outstanding scientific contributions to satellite observations of tropical cyclones and winds."

  • Advocate for science-based decisions related to or involving satellite meteorology, oceanography, and climatology systems, techniques, products, and tools

 

The AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) held a very successful joint 2013 EUMETSAT Satellite Conference/19th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography held at the historic Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, September 16-20, 2013.  This conference hosted over 500 delegates from 45 countries (135 participants from the USA), 352 oral presentations, 230 posters, 4 workshops, 3 social events and a plenary featuring the President of the European Meteorological Society and American Meteorological Society.  At the conference banquet our AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology was proud to recognize 35+ years of exemplary service by Dr. Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT's Chief Scientist. 

 

  Attendees of the Joint September 2013 EUMETSAT-19th Satellite Meteorology Conference held in Vienna, Austria


Go to http://www2.ametsoc.org/stac/index.cfm/committees/committee-on-satellite-meteorology-oceanography-and-climatology/news-and-announcements/ams-satellite-meteorology-oceanography-and-climatology-committee-award/ for more details. More information about the Joint 2013 EUMETSAT-AMS Meteorological Satellite Conference in Vienna can be found here.

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