2019 CoRP Science Symposium

University of Maryland, College Park, August 27-29, 2019CoRP_Symposium_Logo


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The new Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), formerly known as CICS, is hosting this year's NOAA NESDIS Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium at the University of Maryland on August 27 to 29. The CoRP Science Symposium is an opportunity for NESDIS/STAR’s Cooperative Institutes and Science Centers to communicate ongoing remote sensing research and applications.

The Symposium is part of a larger strategy to promote federal and academic partnerships. It targets multidisciplinary research with a focus on graduate students, post-docs, and early-career scientists. Undergraduates are welcome to participate as well. The Symposium also highlights research and application development within NESDIS and its Cooperative Institutes and Cooperative Science Centers, which include CIMSS, CIRA, CISESS (at Maryland & North Carolina) and NOAA-CREST.

The presentations will address the themes of the Cooperative Institutes and the Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) of NESDIS' Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR):

currently_flying_sat__LEFTSatellite Science
  • Satellite Meteorology Research and Applications
  • Satellite Sensors and Techniques (Calibration and Validation)
  • Satellite Observing Systems
  • Algorithm and New Product Development

Data Science

  • Software Development
  • Data Intensive Science/Cloud Computing
  • Data Distribution

Earth System Science

  • Environmental Models and Data Assimilation
  • Regional to Global Modeling Systems
  • Data Assimilation of Satellite Products

Applied Science

  • Research to Operations and Applications
  • Societal and Economic Impact Studies
  • Climate-Weather Processes

Other areas of interest for each of the CIs are listed at

Award_MontageAbstract submission is closed. We will notify you whether you will be a speaker or presenting a poster on August 10th.

Awards will be given for:

  • Presentations: 1st Place, 2nd Place & 3rd Place

  • Posters: 1st Place, 2nd Place & 3rd Place


Symposium Site and Directions

The conference will be held at the ESSIC Building [across the street from the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)], ‚Äč5825 University Research Court in College Park. Parking is free. We are in walking distance from the College Park Metro Station. There is also a free Shuttle to and from the Metro: River Road #109. If you are at the Courtyard Marriott, they have a shuttle that can take you to and from our building. (Please make arrangements with the Concierge in advance.) UMD Students on campus: There is an Express Shuttle from the Regents Parking Garage to the Discovery District, where we are located: Discovery District #123. Walk from the Cybrary Building, where you will be dropped off, up to the next building on the right after the parking lot--that's the ESSIC Building.

Hotel Information

For those of you who are traveling from other states to Maryland for the Symposium, we have secured a guaranteed rate of $124/night at the local Marriott Courtyard Greenbelt. The deadline has passed but there are some rooms left so please call the hotel directly at 301-820-6004 and ask for the CoRP Science Symposium room block. If they say no, don't give up! Call me and I will try to get you in: Debra Baker, CISESS Conference Coordinator at, 301-405-5397.

Marriott Courtyard Greenbelt, 6301 Golden Triangle Dr , Greenbelt, MD 20770, 301-820-6004, Pool, Fitness Center, Free Wireless


We will be providing coffee and beverages along with snacks at the breaks but we were not able to stretch our budget to cover your lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. We have only two food places in walking distances so we wanted to provide you with a better option. We have arranged to have the Cloud Cafe provide box lunches that will be delivered to our building so you can share your meal with the other attendees in our 4th Floor Lounge.

CoRP Symposium Lunches

The Cafe offers a nice variety of sandwiches and salads, including vegetarian and gluten-free options (you can also make special requests).  The boxes include a beverage and a freshly baked cookie or brownie, all for $13, which you can pay by credit card. The box comes with your name on it so no mixed up orders. The website is already set up so you can place your orders any time between now and  9:30 am on the day you will be receiving the lunch. Just click on the link above!


If you have any questions about any aspect of the CoRP Science Symposium, please contact  Debra Baker, CISESS Conference Coordinator at, 301-405-5397.

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