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Attending the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

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Several of our scientists are attending the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from Monday, December 10, through Friday, December 14 in Washington, DC. This meeting gives the global Earth and space science community the opportunity to discuss the latest research and scientific developments.

This is the first time the meeting has been held in Washington, and more than 25,000 leaders from academia, government, and the private sector from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Throughout the week, they will attend oral and poster presentations as well as have access to an exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services.

NCEI scientists and affiliates have contributed to over 60 sessions, presentations, and posters. Follow #AGU18 and #NCEIatAGU on social media for more updates on the AGU Fall Meeting and our contributions to it. You can also stop by the NOAA booth at Booth #1415. Read on to learn more about some of the latest research, products, and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting.

Preserving and Providing Access to Data

NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives of environmental information on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. Every month, we archive over 26 terabytes of data from more than 130 observing platforms. And, we provide access to this extensive array of data through several outlets and in a variety of formats. We regularly evaluate and update both our archive and access methods to ensure we’re providing you with the highest-quality data through the best means possible.

Check out our AGU talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about how NCEI preserves and provides access to a treasure trove of environmental data.

Observing Earth from Space

More than a dozen NOAA-operated satellites, along with others in the international community, are currently observing our planet and providing us with vast quantities of data every day. NCEI maintains vast archives of data from the complex sensors and instruments onboard these satellites, which take highly accurate measurements of Earth and our space environment. Together, all of these data provide us with a more complete understanding of our ever-changing planet.

Check out our AGU talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about NCEI’s archives of environmental satellite data and the research they support.

NCEI Talks, Posters, and Presentations

Monday, December 10

Tuesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Friday, December 14