Radio Spectrum for Earth Science: Protecting Lives, Property, and Commerce

Radio Spectrum for Earth Science: Protecting Lives, Property, and Commerce

Capitol Hill Briefing

May 25th, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to Ya'el Seid-Green (yseidgreen@ametsoc.org) by May 20th.

Topic:

Radio spectrum is critical to delivering improved consumer services, such as those enabled by mobile broadband, and to driving our economic growth. However, it is also essential for critical government services that protect life and property. Radio spectrum is used for collecting observations and transmitting data that contribute to oceanic, hydrologic, and atmospheric research, models, products, and services.

The briefing will provide a broad overview of how the earth sciences use spectrum, how these uses contribute to the economy and public safety, and the complexities of managing the spectrum for diverse uses.

Speakers:

  • Paige Atkins, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute
    George Washington University
  • Mark Paese, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Presented by the American Meteorological Society Policy Program and the American Geophysical Union.