Meeting Information

The Annual Working Group Meeting on Space-Lidar Winds will be held at the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia on July 10-11, 2019.  Continuing the pattern of NOAA and NASA alternating the hosting of Working Group meetings, this meeting will be sponsored and hosted by NASA Headquarters. Attendance at the meeting is expected to include managers, scientists and technologists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), international delegates from the European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Exploration Space Agency (JAXA), alongside members from academia and industry.

Because more than a year has passed since the previous meeting, we view this as an important opportunity to get the community together to assess the current status of space-based wind lidar and develop strategies to move forward.  The launch of Aeolus in August 2018 marked a key milestone for the space-based lidar winds community and has yielded more than seven months of wind observations from space, and the associated field experiments, analyses and technological advancements. We invite presentations on a variety of topics related to space-based wind measurements, including:

  • Status of wind lidar efforts in support of the NRC Committee on the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
  • What we have learned from Aeolus analyses and assessments
  • Updates on U.S. efforts for calibration and validation of Aeolus and future plans
  • Role of wind lidar in the future NOAA Observing System
  • Update on international wind lidar efforts and the potential for collaboration
  • Strategies for moving forward on space-based wind observations
  • Status and readiness of space-based wind lidar technology
  • Updates on the deployment of passive sounders for wind measurements
  • Results of recent field studies relevant to space-based wind lidar and sounder wind measurements

For effective planning of the agenda for the meeting, attendees intending to give a presentation should register using the link below as soon as possible, submitting the title of the proposed talk, lead/presenting author, and the time requested for the talk by June 25, 2019. 

Please continue to visit this website for more details and forthcoming announcements.



A block of rooms has been secured at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson (1551 Hardy Cash Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666) at a rate of $94 plus tax per night and includes a hot breakfast.  The last day to secure rooms at this rate is June 25, 2019. Rooms can be reserved by phone at (757) 224-9994 or by going to 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Thank you for your continued support of the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds. 

Drs. Upendra N. Singh and Michael HardestyCo-Chairs, Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds

Drs. Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Tsengdar LeeCo-Conveners, Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds Meeting

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