International and Interagency Affairs Division Publishes Next Issue of its Newsletter
May 2016: The NOAA Satellite and Information Service International and Interagency Affairs Division has published the next issue of its newsletter, The Downlink. This issue of The Downlink highlights recent staffing changes to our office, including the retirement of our long-serving Division Director, Brent Smith, and promotion of Charles Wooldridge as our new Director. Download The Downlink, Issue 4 here!
Why Does NOAA Collaborate Internationally?
October 2015: "To support this international collaboration, the International and Interagency Affairs Division of NOAA's Satellite and Information Service coordinates global solutions to shared challenges through multilateral organizations, maintains and expands bilateral partnerships, and promotes the adoption of full, free, and open data policies." Read more about the importance of international collaboration to NESDIS in this feature story on the NESDIS website.
IIAD Director Receives Distinguished Service Award
March 2015: Brent Smith, Director of IIAD, received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) during their spring meeting in Paris, France. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of astronautics and of the IAF, and Brent was recognized specifically for founding and chairing the GEOSS Subcommittee of the IAF Earth Observation Committee. You can read more about the IAF and other Distinguished Service Award recipients at the IAF website.
IIAD Chairs CGMS Socioeconomic Benefits Tiger Team
September 2014: The Socioeconomic Benefits Tiger Team (SETT), chaired by IIAD's Chuck Wooldridge, just released its first progress report outlining its past activities and future plans. The Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) established the SETT in order to develop credible methodology and common terminology for articulating the socio-economic benefit of satellite observing systems, and explore the most effective ways to communicate this information to desired stakeholders. Read the SETT Progress Report here, and learn more about the SETT on the CGMS website.
International and Interagency Affairs Division Publishes Third Issue of its Twice-Yearly Newsletter
June 2014: The NOAA Satellite and Information Service International and Interagency Affairs Division has published the third issue of its newsletter, The Downlink. The Downlink provides our international and interagency colleagues with short updates on all of our current and future satellite programs, and also current information on our budget cycle. Published twice per year, The Downlink also includes a feature article on exciting NESDIS developments and beautiful examples of our satellite imagery and derived products. Download The Downlink, Issue 3 here!