28 July 2005)

The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) celebrated its silver anniversary on 14 July 2005. Founded in 1980 as an agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CIMSS marked a 25-year history of conducting research involving remote sensing of the Earth environment. To celebrate this anniversary and to bring together scientists to discuss current and future issues, CIMSS sponsored a conference (“A Symposium on Satellite Meteorology: Past, Present and Future” in Madison, Wisconsin, from 11-13 July 2005) to acknowledge many of the exciting advancements in satellite meteorology over the past quarter century, including their impact on studies of weather and climate.

Participants in this symposium reviewed past achievements in satellite meteorology, presented current capabilities and needs, and explored future applications in a unique format which included a discussion with panelists who are leaders in the field. A host of prominent invited speakers and a poster session addressed these issues as well, both from a national perspective and an international perspective. Take a look at the agenda with links to the presentations.