UMD ESSIC Cooperative Institute to host annual NOAA/NESDIS CoRP Symposium

The 11th annual NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium will be hosted by the University of Maryland’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), a joint center with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service (NESDIS).

The two-day workshop to be held September 16 – 17, 2015 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center highlights research and application development within NESDIS, its Cooperative Institutes, and NOAA’s Cooperative Remote Sensing & Technology Center (CREST).

The target workshop audience will be comprised of both students (graduate and undergraduate) and early career scientists, but will include many senior researchers as well.

“We anticipate the attendance of approximately 100 scientists from across the country, “said UMD Professor Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Executive Director of CICS.

NESDIS’ Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) manages the coast-to-coast research coalition of the federal government and universities which comprise CoRP.   The program’s branches, Institutes, and its Center work together on remote sensing of the environment.

According to Miralles-Wilhelm, a key facet of the annual workshop is the exchange of research advances in areas such as disaster forecasting, environmental monitoring, ecosystem services and communicating environmental information.

This year’s event will focus on Emerging Technologies for Environmental Intelligence.

“We are looking to gather expertise and learn about new advances in science that will impact our understanding and resilience to environmental events across the globe,” said Miralles-Wilhelm.

CICS is administered by the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC).