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2004 Satellite Direct Readout Conference: A Decade in Transition
Miami, Florida December 6-10, 2004

Welcome to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2004 Satellite Direct Readout Conference web site. NOAA hosted this year's conference on December 6-10, 2004 at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel* in Miami, Florida. Approximately 200 administrators, mangers and scientists from 29 countries participated in the forum. Participants contact list.

The purpose of the Conference was to continue discussions initiated during the 2002 Satellite Direct Readout Conference for the Americas and to expand the scope to include all users world wide. This year's Conference theme was: A Decade in Transition. The goal was to meet with users who receive data directly from NOAA's environmental satellites and provide a forum to help them prepare for upcoming changes as NOAA transitions into new technologies for direct broadcasts.

We are grateful for the sponsors of this conference who include: the NOAA Satellite and Information Service's Office of Systems Development, Integrated Program Office and the Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution as well as the NOAA National Weather Service, and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Direct Readout Lab at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

This Conference gave users the opportunity to provide feedback on upcoming satellite changes, engage in two-way communication among NOAA/NASA and the user community, as well as inform users of the innovative new changes in direct readout technologies coming within the next decade.

View Conference Poster ( 1.5MB pdf file )

Updated: Feb. 2005

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