JCSDA Summer Colloquium on Satellite Data Assimilation

February 9, 2015 – The NASA/NOAA/DoD Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) has announced a Summer Colloquium on Satellite Data Assimilation in 2015 engaging graduate students and individuals with early postdoctoral appointments in the science of data assimilation for the atmosphere, land and oceans. The Summer Colloquium will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado from July 27, 2015 to August 7, 2015.

The program will include internationally recognized experts in data assimilation, satellite data use and assimilation, along with opportunities for students to interact with the lecturers in an informal setting. The objective of the program is to foster the education of the next generation of data assimilation scientists.

The following topics will be covered during the Colloquium:

  • Data assimilation fundamentals including variational and ensemble techniques
  • Satellite data applications including infrared and microwave
  • Satellite data assimilation techniques
  • Overview of atmospheric, ocean and land data assimilation
  • Overview of the global observing system.
  • Eligibility

    Graduate students who expect to receive their Ph.D. in the physical, environmental, atmospheric or related science prior to June 2016 are invited to apply as well as individuals with no more than two years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the Colloquium. Preference will be given to applicants with US citizenship or permanent residency. However, international participation is welcomed if sponsorship can be provided by the home country.

    Candidates will be selected competitively based upon documentation they provide and will be notified of the disposition of their application by April 1, 2015.

    Financial Support

    Travel support to and from the Colloquium, lodging expenses, and per diem will be provided for the two-week program for approximately 15 participants. Additional applicants may be invited to participate, but they will need to provide their own financial support.

    Detailed logistical information for the Colloquium will be provided to the individuals selected for participation at the time they are notified of their selection.

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