Park. A talk on Department of Defense (DOD) environmental satellite data utilization was given by Robert Feden, chief of staff, Office of the Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)/ Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer. Also presented were “Agricultural Monitoring for Global Food Security—Status of FAS (Foreign Agricultural Service) Satellite Crop Monitoring: From Legacy to Enterprise,” by Bradley Doorn, remote sensing specialist, Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); and on “Remote Sensing in the USDA Forest Service: Supporting Sustainable Natural Resources,” by William Belton, assistant remote sensing program manager, USDA Forest Service.
“Satellite Data and National Weather Prediction: Progress, Problems, and Prospects” was presented by Ronald McPherson, executive director, American Meteorological Society; and a presentation on the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project was made by H.K. Ramapriyan, assistant project manager, ESDIS Project, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. “The Role of Satellite Data in Environmental Modeling” was presented by Louis Uccellini, director, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA. The committee was also provided with follow-up information from Dr. Ramapriyan: electronic copies of the reports “Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) Lessons Learned from the Development of EOSDIS (Earth Observing System Data and Information System),” by Christopher Lynnes, systems engineer, Goddard Earth Sciences Distributed Active Archive Center; “The EOSDIS Core System (ECS) Science Data Processing System (SDPS) Lessons Learned,” by Mike Moore (ESDIS Project), Dawn Lowe (ESDIS Project), Curt Schroeder (ESDIS Project), and Steve Fox (Raytheon); “NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems—Past, Present and Future,” by H.K. Ramapriyan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; “Science Investigator-Led Processing System (SIPS)—Lessons Learned,” by H.K. Ramapriyan, R. Ullman, and K. McDonald, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and “EOSDIS User Base Numbers,” by H.K. Ramapriyan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The fourth and fifth CESDU meetings were closed writing sessions held at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California, on December 2-4, 2003, and at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., on February 17, 2004.