to May 3

2019 International Workshop on Radiative Transfer Models for Satellite Data Assimilation

  • Chinese Meteorological Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2019, the Chinese Meteorological Administration (CMA), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) and US Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) will jointly hold an international workshop in Beijing, China on radiative transfer models in support of satellite data assimilation. The specific goals of this workshop will be:

  1.  Reviewing the current capabilities of fast radiative transfer models.

  2. Understanding new requirements on radiative transfer models for satellite data            assimilation.

  3. Prioritizing new developments of superfast computation in atmospheric and surface    radiative transfer processes.

Please see this sheet for more information. This workshop is by invitation only.

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to May 31

Annual JCSDA Science and Technical Workshop

Day / Dates:  Wednesday - Thursday (All Day), & Friday (AM only), May 29-31, 2019

Location:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters

Where:  Washington, D.C

The Workshop allows scientists associated with the JCSDA partner institutions and the external research community to come together and share the latest developments in satellite data assimilation, particularly as these relate to the status of JCSDA priorities and projects.

Last year, more than 60 registered participants contributed to the three-day event, composed of 7 oral sessions, one poster session, one panel discussion (new last year), and a multitude of informational discussions, held in Boulder, CO.  JCSDA intends to build on this success.

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to Jun 20

First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium

  • NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Predication (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium will be held in College Park, MD June 18-20, 2019.

Please note that foreign nationals will need to register with 30 days advanced notice for security clearance. EUMETSTAT will be providing meals.

For more information, please review the fliers below.

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to Feb 13

Workshop on the Interface for Observation Data Access (IODA)

  • Naval Research Laboratory (map)
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We are pleased to announce the workshop on the Interface for Observation Data Access (IODA) at NRL in Monterey, CA - February 11-13, 2019.

The goal of the workshop is to guide JEDI project developments in that area for the next two years. As a result, the workshop will be fairly focused and concrete, yet we will not be coding during these 3 days.

We plan to have short talks presenting the requirements from varied use cases with plenty of time for discussions about how to take these requirements into account. 

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to Jan 10

JCSDA Symposium at AMS Annual Meeting

  • Phoenix Convention Center (map)
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The JCSDA Symposium at the 99th Annual AMS Meeting held in Phoenix, AZ will showcase some of the latest work coming out of JCSDA. Listed below are numerous presentations/posters of interest by JCSDA employees.

January 8th


9:00 am - Predicting Forecast Sensitivity: Observation Impact with Machine Learning (Vandenberghe)

1:30 pm - Dust Aerosol Optical Properties for Applications to Lidar and Polarimetric Retrievals (Stegmann)

2:15 pm - Recent Advances in the Community Radiative Transfer Model (Johnson)

3:00 pm - The Joint Effort for Satellite Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) (Trémolet)

3:45 pm - FV3-JEDI: Progress toward Interfacing the GFS and GEOS Weather Forecast Models with JEDI (Holdaway)

4:00 pm - GNSSRO Data Assimilation Development Activities at JCSDA (Vandenberghe)


4:00 pm - Upgrading the CRTM Hydrometeor Scattering Properties: Towards Fully Polarized Radiative Transfer (Stegmann)

4: 00 pm - Development of Advanced Radiative Transfer Capabilities for Polarimetric Remote Sensing (Stegmann)

January 9th


9:15 am - GNSSRO platforms operational at NCEP- Present Status, Quality Assessment and Comparative Study with New GNSSRO Missions (Dutta)

January 10th


8:30 am - Overview and Update on the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) (Trémolet)

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2nd JEDI Academy
to Nov 16

2nd JEDI Academy

The Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation is proud to organize bi-annual JEDI Academy events which last four days per session. The JEDI Academy is a workshop held to act as a training session for those working on the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) framework, a system that is utilized by JCSDA, NOAA, and other affiliated partners focused on producing more accurate forecasting predictions. The academy utilizes both practicums (hands-on practice) and lectures to familiarize employees with the JEDI system, discuss updates, and work collaboratively on improving the framework.

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