The purpose of the annual JCSDA technical review meeting and
science workshop is to review the ongoing and planned scientific
development sponsored by the NASA-NOAA-DOD Joint Center for Satellite
Data Assimilation, and to coordinate these efforts, both internally
and with the outside research community involved in the satellite data
assimilation (especially those directly funded by the JCSDA through
FFO and/or ROSES programs). Two full and one half days will be devoted
to the meeting with plenty of time for discussions, interactions,
scientific exchanges and formal presentations, both among scientists
from all JCSDA partners and with JCSDA managers. Formal
recommendations from working groups discussions that take place during
the meeting, are reviewed by the JCSDA management on an annual basis,
and serve as one of the inputs when developing technical directions of
the JCSDA future activities. The JCSDA has the following six
scientific priority areas:
Radiative Transfer Modeling (CRTM)
Preparation for assimilation of data from new instruments
Clouds and precipitation
Assimilation of land surface observations
Assimilation of ocean surface observations
Atmospheric composition; chemistry and aerosol
The JCSDA supports scientific development work in multiple areas via
internal, directed, and external research projects with the purpose of
accelerating and optimizing the assimilation of satellite data. External
research is funded via grants and contracts awarded through a
competitive process open to the broader scientific community. In
addition, the JCSDA partners conduct their own internal projects, some
of which are directly related to the JCSDA priorities. These projects
are labeled internal or in-kind contributions to JCSDA. It is essential
that all these efforts be complementary and coordinated. The JCSDA
technical review meeting and science workshop aims at facilitating this
coordination. At the meeting, JCSDA Principal Investigators of internal,
directed and external projects and affiliated scientists are expected to
report on progress and participate in discussions about future plans of
the Joint Center.
Organization of the Meeting
The JCSDA technical review meeting and science Workshop on satellite
data assimilation will include both oral presentations (in plenary
session) and posters. No parallel sessions will be held. In order to
allow for open discussion, plenty of time will be available to
presenters to interact with the audience. Adequate visibility will be
provided to contributions from all scientific priority areas as well
as emerging ones. Externally funded scientists are expected to attend
and should give a progress report and indicate what they plan to do
over the next year. An oral presentation is expected from the
externally funded scientists. Break-out sessions will be reserved for
group discussions of the plans and progress for the science priority
areas and how ongoing efforts can be better coordinated. The
discussions are expected to lead to ideas for improved collaboration
and development of multiuse software; these ideas will be presented
during the final plenary session.
There will also be a dedicated poster session. Note that posters will
be mounted on their panels the first morning of the meeting and will
remain on display until the end of the meeting. This arrangement will
allow scientists to discuss the content of the posters not only during
the poster session but also during coffee breaks and lunch breaks.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact René Brown.
Fee, Registration and deadlines:
Participation in the meeting is free of charge. Attendees may order
food for breaks and lunches via the cafeteria order form
To register, visit: http://jcsda12thwkshp.eventbrite.com
and enter your information, including your intention to give a presentation at the meeting. If you have any questions regarding
registration or this website, please contact Erin Jones.
Additional Information on
Please provide your poster in portrait format. You can mount your poster with tape or pushpins.
Place the title at the top center of the poster.
Use 72 point letters.
Avoid hand drawn materials.
Keep it simple.
Do not post the pages of your paper.
Make sure it has a logical flow.
Use color, graphics, charts, and photos.
Key points should be in large type.
Do not try to tell the entire story on the panel.
Save some key points for the one-on-one discussion.
Check the program for the set up and presentation time for your session.
Please refer to the program for your session date and time. This program
will be made available in a future circular, after the registration
deadline (April 7th, 2014).