NOAA Satellite Conference Hosted by CCNY’s CREST Center



WHAT: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) conference, “A New Era of NOAA Environmental Satellites,” will be hosted by NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CREST) at The City College of New York. The international gathering of scientists will showcase collaborative research between college students and NOAA scientists. 

Top public and private sector environmental satellite experts from around the world will meet to discuss how to best use data coming from next-generation weather satellites, such as NOAA’s GOES-R and the NOAA-NASA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).
The conference will start off with welcome remarks and logistics by the conference organizers, and followed by a welcome address by Interim President Vincent Boudreau. In the afternoon, guest speaker Al Roker will highlight some of the changes in broadcast TV meteorology since his start in the early 1970s, compared with today’s excitement and anticipation of this new generation of satellites.

Vincent Boudreau, Interim President, The City College of New York
Al Roker, Anchor, NBC’s Today Show
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

WHERE: The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Agenda available here.

Ashley Arocho, CCNY Public Relations, 212-650-6460, or
Susan Konig, CCNY Public Relations, 914-525-1867,