The Eleventh Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference (AOMSUC-11) will be held in conjunction with 2021 FengYun Satellite User Conference (FY-USERCON 2021) from 28 October to 5 November 2021 in Beijing China.
AOMSUC started in 2010 with its first conference held in Beijing, China. Initial sponsors of the AOMSUC were the China Meteorological Administration, the Japan Meteorological Agency, the Korea Meteorological Administration, the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, the World Meteorological Organization, and the Group on Earth Observations. Since that first conference, the conference was held annually in China (2010, 2014), Japan (2011, 2015), Korea (2012, 2016), Australia (2013, 2019), Russia (2017), and Indonesia (2018). The 11th AOMSUC was planned to be held in 2020, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed until 2021. This announcement confirms that the AOMSUC will resume with its 11th Conference in Beijing, China.
In June 2016 the seven Permanent Representatives of Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russian Federation, and the Republic of Korea, together with the Secretary-General of WMO, signed the Memorandum on the Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference (AOMSUC) during the sixty-eighth session of the WMO Executive Council in Geneva. The 2016 Memorandum codified the AOMSUC as a permanent mechanism for facilitating dialogue and improved collaboration among the space agencies and user communities of the Asia-Oceania region, and for enhancing the use of satellites for weather, climate, and disaster mitigation services.
AMOSUC-11 will feature high-quality keynote, oral, and poster presentations, as well as panel discussions that address topical issues including 1) space program updates, 2) data access and products generation, 3) Forecasting, 4) Nowcasting, 5) climate monitoring and applications, 6) Belt and Road Initiative with special topics in the typhoon, heavy rain, fire, drought, and disaster, and 7) space weather. Due to the impact of the pandemic, the conferences will be in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual sessions.
2019 FengYun satellite international user conference sponsored by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and China National Space Administration (CNSA) which took place from November 15th-17th,2019 in Haikou, Hainan province, China. The purpose of this conference is building a platform for the FengYun satellite international users to exchange in-depth their applications, discussing over promoting global integrated application of FY satellites and better serving countries and users along Belt and Road. Experts from over 30 countries and regions, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the Sixth International Strategic Consultative Committee on Chinese Meteorological Satellite Programmes (ISCC) attend this conference.