NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Research Program
Second Annual Science Symposium


The 2005 science symposium, focusing on satellite calibration and validation, was hosted by the NOAA/NESDIS Advanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) in conjunction with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The symposium was held the afternoon of 13 July 2005 and all day 14 July 2005, immediately following the celebration of CIMSS Silver Anniversary,
Satellite Meteorology: Past, Present and Future

Symposium goals:

  • Foster student/young scientist interaction
  • survey current satellite cal/val activities
  • educate students regarding satellite cal/val
  • search for synergy between on-going activities at the cooperative institutes and NOAA
  • discuss future plans for cal/val, including field experiments

Agenda, Presentations, and Participants

There are two versions of the agenda: printable (PDF) and a web page with links to the presentations.  A list of participants is available here.


Here are a few snapshots from the symposium (a new window will open).


The workshop report is available here (PDF).


Logistical information for the workshop (location, hotel, registration, etc.) is available here.

The Cooperative Research Program

The Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) of NOAA/NESDIS’ Office of Research and Applications (ORA) facilitates access to the resources of federal and academic scientists and engineers with expertise in several area of satellite remote sensing. This includes the areas of calibration of new and existing satellite data, as well as conducting field and satellite validation studies.

2004 CoRP Science Symposium