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Attending the 2020 AMS Annual Meeting

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Our scientists and staff head to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting to participate in scores of events and presentations from January 12–16, 2020, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This AMS Annual Meeting is the organization’s 100th and concludes a year-long centennial celebration. The meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate science community, with approximately 4,000 scientists, educators, students, and other professionals in attendance. 

The theme for the meeting is “The AMS Past, Present and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society.” The theme emphasizes the links created by research, applications, and technology for weather and government services, industry uses, risk management, education, policy development, communications, watch/warning responses, and more.

NCEI scientists and affiliates have contributed to nearly 60 sessions, presentations, and posters. Check out the schedule of highlights below to learn more about products and services that our scientists are featuring. Also, find information about conference activities by the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS). You can also follow #AMS2020 and #NCEIatAMS on social media for more updates on the AMS Annual Meeting and our contributions to it. If you are at AMS, be sure to stop by the NOAA booth (#101) in the Exhibition Center.

NCEI and NESDIS Town Halls

On Tuesday, January 14, NCEI will hold a town hall, “NCEI 2019 Users’ Conference—Debrief and Path Forward,” from 12:15–1:15 PM ET in 153A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. NCEI staff will discuss the outcomes of last year’s NCEI Users’ Conference, which brought together a variety of people and organizations that use NCEI data and products. The NCEI town hall will focus on conference outcomes, highlighting common themes and requirements raised by participants.

On Wednesday, January 15, NCEI Deputy Director Joe Pica will take part in the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Services (NESDIS) town hall. The topic will be “NOAA Satellites and the Future,” an overview of future commitments in maintaining continuity of core mission observations while leveraging new commercial and technological capability. Stephen Volz, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, will lead the discussion from 12:15–1:15 PM ET in 155 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 

Communicating Our Science 

Every day, NCEI communicates our work publicly to share ideas, generate new ones, inform the public, and create an understanding and awareness of our sciences. And we do this with the goal of benefitting society in the midst of an ever-changing landscape of technology and knowledge. Our staff regularly speak at conferences and events, develop visual representations of scientific findings, write scores of papers and reports, and create web and social media content, all with the goal of making our data, information, and science more accessible to you. 

For AMS, the topics we’ll discuss range from monitoring drought to the uses of artificial intelligence. Browse our AMS talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about how we communicate our science.

NCEI Talks, Posters, and Presentations (All times are EST)

All rooms are located in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 

Sunday, January 12

Monday, January 13

Tuesday, January 14

Wednesday, January 15

Thursday, January 16