7A.1 The Future of NOAA’s Satellite Observing and Data Information Systems

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 8:30 AM
253B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Dr. Stephen M Volz, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and K. St. Germain, F. W. Gallagher III, P. Jasper, M. W. Maier, and M. Van Woert

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) has completed a multi-year study of alternative approaches to its environmental remote sensing architecture. This study has resulted in a new vision for the structure of the weather satellite constellation and a roadmap for achieving it. This presentation will discuss links between the NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) study presented at previous AMS Conferences, the recommendations for future satellite systems resulting from that study, and the future vision of the organization. We discuss the makeup of the future satellite constellation detailing the recommended observations providing critical impacts to the community and approaches to obtaining those observations. Roadmaps will be presented outlining the systems operating, the systems on-ramping, and the investments being made in 3 distinct 5 year epochs. We will review the rationale for the recommendations and discuss how we are working with industry and the community to implement NOAA’s future data acquisition, processing, and product generation systems.
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