Manik Bali is the Deputy Director of the GSICS Coordination Center at NOAA and Former Chair of the GSICS Data Working Group. He has been working in Meteorology for the last 17 years. During this time he has worked for C-DAC India, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg Germany, EUMETSAT and European Space Agency and lead national and international projects. He has wide experience in remote sensing; satellite calibration, weather forecasting, land-atmosphere interaction, satellite wind retrieval and validation of satellite-derived vegetation indices. Most recently he has been working on AVHRR re-calibration project at NOAA and developed techniques to use IASI and AIRS radiance to mimic pre-launch environment. He is a leading member of the Team that has received NOAA/STAR 2016 Award for outstanding service to WMO’s Global Satellite Inter Calibration System (GSICS) community and Leadership of the NOAA GSICS Coordination Center.