92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Session 1 12th Presidential Forum: Technology In Research and Operations—How We Got Here and Where We’Re Going

Monday, 23 January 2012: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
La Nouvelle B-C (New Orleans Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 12th Presidential Forum: Technology in Research and Operations—How We Got Here and Where We’re Going; the Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research; the 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; the 26th Conference on Hydrology; the Special Symposium on Technological Advances: Impacts on Hurricane Research and Forecast Improvements; the Second Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the 10th History Symposium; the 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 21st Symposium on Education; the Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 16th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Third Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the 10th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science; the 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation; the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology/ First Joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference; the Ninth Conference on Space Weather; the Second Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans, and Challenges; the Third Symposium on Environment and Health; and the Third Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
  9:00 AM
Scientific research and operational environmental services are profoundly affected by the introduction and application of new technologies and it seems as though these advances are now accelerating, challenging our community to constantly become better at what we do and to serve society in new and more powerful ways. We welcome two highly distinguished keynote speakers for our Presidential Forum and each will address the theme of our 92nd Annual Meeting from his and her uniquely personal perspectives.

  9:15 AM
Welcoming remarks and introductions by Jonathan T. Malay, AMS President
  9:45 AM
Technology for a Weather-Ready Nation
Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA, Washington, DC
  10:10 AM
President Malay will then be joined by Mr. George J. Komar, Director, NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Science Mission Directorate, and they will briefly discuss their thoughts about changes in the AMS community’s technological capabilities and in society twenty years and more into the future. They will then engage with the audience in an interactive dialog which should be an exciting and stimulating exercise of envisioning our future.