Phil Ardanuy, an AMS Member, is Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has a PhD degree from Florida State University, where he studied tropical meteorology and helped develop numerical weather prediction models. Dr. Ardanuy has three decades of professional experience in the development of observing and information systems and applications. His research and development experience began with the on-orbit characterization of the Nimbus-6 and -7 instruments as a member of the ERB Science Team, and expanded to include data analysis and then systems engineering support for ERBE, EOS, NPP, and JPSS. Dr. Ardanuy has published extensively in both conference and peer-reviewed literature on weather, climate, and environmental remote sensing, monitoring, and modeling; applications development and refinement approaches; and technology transitions from research to operations. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Earth Studies that provides oversight on civil Earth observation space activities in the general areas of Earth sciences and other remote sensing applications, and he has been a member of multiple study committees, including the first Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications, the Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Earth Science Program, and the Committee on Environmental Satellite Data Utilization. Dr. Ardanuy chairs the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology, where he has organized meetings and led sessions—including expanding the EUMETSAT partnership and initiating the first joint AMS-Asia Satellite Meteorology Conference, a principal part of the 18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology, to be held January 2012, in New Orleans. He previously chaired the AMS Nominating Committee, and is a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board's Environmental Information Services Working Group.