Two Interesting NRC Meetings Next Week

Two Interesting NRC Meetings Next Week

Everyone else may be on vacation next week, but the National Research Council will be hard at work!

On Wednesday and Thursday, July 7-8, the Committee on Earth Studies of the Space Studies Board (SSB) will meet and hear from NOAA, USGS and NASA officials on the status of their activities, as well as experts at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) on the Total Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS). See the agenda for details. It will be in room 105 of the NRC’s Keck Building at 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, unfortunately at the same time as the CES meeting but just down the hall for anyone who wants to run back and forth, the NRC will hold a workshop on improving satellite data of the Gulf oil spill and other disasters. It’s from 9:00 am – 1:15 pm in room 100 Keck. Sponsored by the NRC’s Disasters Roundtable, the agenda is here. Entitled “From Reality 2010 to Vision 2020: Translating Remotely Sensed Data to Assets, Exposure, Damage, and Losses,” the press release explains that it will “explore how satellite images and data are and can be effectively used before, during, and after these disasters and how the flow, understanding, and utility of such data could be improved. In addition, the workshop aims to see how remotely sensed data could be used more effectively in disasters 10 years from now.”

So for everyone who’s NOT at the beach, these should be very interesting meetings to attend.

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