Laura Delgado López joins panel at NOAA Satellite Conference

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SWF Project Manager Laura Delgado López was a panelist at the 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference held April 27 – May 1, 2015. Themed “Preparing for the Future of Environmental Satellites,” the conference brought together national and international stakeholders involved in the development and use of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellite data, products, and applications.

The “Frequency Matters” panel held on April 30 examined upcoming spectrum management issues relevant to polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites. In her remarks Ms. Delgado López offered some considerations with respect to how potential interference in the weather satellite spectrum may impact users of NOAA direct broadcast satellite data in Latin America. She linked this issue with space sustainability, particularly with respect to the activities of emerging space nations with limited sources of redundant data and who may rely on these data to develop critical services and information tools. Organized by Mark Mulholland from the NOAA Satellite and Information Services’ Office of System Architecture and Advanced Planning, the panel examined issues raised at a recent event co-hosted by SWF and the American Meteorological Society entitled, Challenges in Sharing Weather Satellite Spectrum with Terrestrial Networks

Last updated on April 30, 2015