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CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

RGB Developers and Users Workshop


Co-Hosted by CIRA, NOAA, EUMETSAT, and WMO the RGB Developers and Users Workshop will be held in person at CIRA in Fort Collins Colorado, we hope you join us October 18th – 20st, 2022

Visit this page often for updated dates and information on the event.

About the RGB Developers and Users Workshop


The last RGB Experts and Developers Workshop was held in Tokyo, Japan, November 2017 (link to the Tokyo RGB Workshop Report is here: 2017 Tokyo RGB Workshop Final Report). Since that time, NOAA NWS forecasters have adopted the use of RGB displays from the GOES-16/17 ABI in addition to VIIRS and other platforms, and international colleagues continue to develop new RGBs from instruments such as the Himawari AHI and learn new RGB applications from various platforms. The primary goal of this workshop will be to share knowledge on RGB applications and to prepare for the upcoming MTG FCI and EPS-SG Metimage instruments.

Participants are to include users, developers, and trainers with RGB expertise from the U.S. and internationally. There may be some limited travel support available, with priority going to those who can most directly contribute to the workshop goals. Please contact the organizers (email addresses below) if you would like to inquire about travel support.

The agenda can be found in the Event Agenda Tab below.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Review and document RGB composite standards with the measurement capabilities of new-generation imager
  • Share use cases and lessons learned of RGBs using new-generation imagers
  • Demonstrate the value of RGBs in applications (alongside products, NWP)
  • Compile guidance documents
  • Compile demonstration and training material

Workshop Organizers with Contact Info:

Dan Lindsey (NOAA): Dan.Lindsey@noaa.gov

Bernie Connell (CIRA): Bernie.Connell@colostate.edu

Zoya Andreeva (WMO): zandreeva@wmo.int

Heikki Pohjola (WMO): hpohjola@wmo.int

Mark Higgins (EUMETSAT): Mark.Higgins@eumetsat.int

Stephan Bojinski (EUMETSAT): Stephan.Bojinski@eumetsat.int

RGB Group near satellite

RGB Workshop Group

The same GoToWebinar link will be used all three days.
Please register at the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/701875872812843277

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email (from Dan Bikos <customercare@gotowebinar.com> ) containing information about joining the webinar directly.  Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.  (This is the link to check system requirements) https://support.goto.com/webinar/system-check-attendee

The connection will open at ~08:45MDT (~14:45UTC) each day. Tuesday (18th) and Thursday (20th) have a structured agenda, Wednesday (19th) starts with a presentation and is followed by open sessions. Not all open sessions will be covered for remote participation.

Day 1 – 18 October 2022

Topic Speaker(s) PDF Recording
Convene/Set up/ Light Breakfast at CIRA
Welcome/Opening Remarks Steve Miller (CIRA), Dan Lindsey (NOAA), Heikki Pohjola (WMO, virtual),
Mark Higgins (EUMETSAT), Bernie Connell (CIRA)
PDF

Section 1 – RGBs from New Generation GEO Images

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
NWS Operational RGB Usage in the Northern Plains of the U.S. Carl Jones (NWS, Grand Forks, ND) PDF
Q&A and Discussion All
Break
RGB Usage from AHI by JMA Taro Handa (JMA) PDF
Q&A and Discussion All
Planned RGBs using MTG/FCI Ivan Smijanic (EUMETSAT) PDF
Q&A and Discussion All
Lunch (catered at CIRA)

Section 2 – RGB Operational Use and RGB Research

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
RGB Usage a the NWS Ocean Prediction Center + Q&A Michael Folmer (NWS/OPC) PDF
RGB Research at NASA/SPoRT + Q&A Emily Berndt (NASA/SPoRT) PDF
RGB Prespective from a forecaster-turned-researcher + Q&A Bill Line (NOAA/NESDIS) PDF
Break
RGB user color challenges + Q&A Katie Crandall Vigil (CIWRO & NWS Training Center) PDF
EUMeTrain RGB activities + Q&A Mária Putsay (EUMeTrain/Hungary) PDF
Fire Detection RGBs and other under development + Q&A Curtis Seaman (CIRA) PDF
Break
RGB Usage in Australia and Indonesia Bodo Zeschke (Australia BOM, virtual), and Rion Salman (BMKG, in-person) Salman PDF

Zeschke PDF

Q&A and Discussion All
Session wrap-up All

Day 2 – 19 October 2022

Section 2 – RGB Operational Use and RGB Research (continued)

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
RGB Usage in Africa Lee-ann Simpson (COMET and previously SAWS, virtual) PDF
Q&A and Discussion All

Section 3 – Open Space

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
Open Space Agenda Building: description and selection of groups Mark Higgins (EUMETSAT), all
Break
Open Space Sessions (two – 45 minute sessions) Various
Lunch (catered at CIRA)
Open Space Sessions (two – 45 minute sessions) Various
Picture & Break
Open Space Sessions (two – 45 minute sessions) Various
Session wrap-up All

Open space description:
Open space is a structured process to enable wide-ranging dialogues, driven by the topics that we care about the most. The day will have a number of 45-minute sessions that run in parallel. We will build the detailed agenda at the beginning of the day. The agenda building will account for the issues that require more time, and for any clashes.

To prepare for the open space, think about the topics that you want to get the most from in the meeting. You may want to bring one or two slides that describe the challenge.
Each session will write their notes in a shared document.

At the end of the activity, we will condense our discussions along the following themes:
• Adjustment and extension of existing RGB standards
• Regional and seasonal variants of RGB composites
• Proposals for new RGB standards
• Naming conventions
• Best Practices

Day 3 – 20 October 2022

Section 4 – Review of RGB Standards

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
Open Space Debriefs and Conclusions Mark Higgins (EUMETSAT), leads
RGB Naming, Standardization, Recommendations for variants of the RGB Composite Standards Discussion led by Ivan Smijanic (EUMETSAT) PDF
Break
RGB Naming, Standardization, Recommendations for variants of the RGB Composite Standards (continued) Discussion led by Ivan Smijanic (EUMETSAT)
Lunch (catered at CIRA)

Section 5 – Training Topics

Topic Speaker(s) Presentation PDF Recording
Data access, RGB creation, and sharing of resources for translation Marcial Garbanzo (UCR, in-person) and Diego Souza (INPE, virtual) PDF
RGB Training successes, challenges and various inclusive approache We anticipate contributions from each WMO Region
Break
Planning for an Image Interpretation Event Week Trainers
Live Weather Briefing Jose Galvez demonstrating RGB usage and consecutive translation for a Regional Focus Group session

Section 6 – Concluding Discussion

Topic Speaker(s) Recording
Review of Recommendations & Wrap-up All

This event will be held in the new CIRA Commons Building on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University. Below is information on how to get to the CIRA campus, campus parking, and how to get around Fort Collins.

From Denver International Airport (DIA):

  • Preferred transportation from DIA is Groome — Click Here to learn more
  • To view the DIA transportation website — Click Here

 

View an example trip using Groome and TransFort on Google by clicking here: https://goo.gl/maps/XvDtPd7KQixLsStx9

Getting around Fort Collins:

Fort Collins public transportation is run through Transfort. They offer bus lines as well as a MAX line that runs parallel with the university.
We have provided a list of hotels in Fort Collins that can access CIRA VIA Public Transportation. Please see the Hotels tab for more information
  • To learn more about the TransFort bus routes — Click Here
  • To learn about the MAX line — Click Here
  • Fort Collins also offers a Bike Share program — Click Here to learn more
  • If you choose to bike Fort Collins you can view and download a Bike Route Map — Click Here

Parking at CIRA on the CSU Foothills Campus:

Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Hourly parking costs $1.50/hour and can be purchased in the parking lot using the hourly pay machines. The machine for the Foothills Campus is located down off Laport by the Colorado National Guard building. You can also access these pay stations through the Park Mobile application on your mobile phone zone 2017. Have your license plate number ready.

Daily parking permits can be purchased online or at the Parking and Transportation Services located in the Lake Street Garage for $8/day for a Foothills Only Pass

Driving Directions – Denver International Airport to CIRA Conference Center – No Toll

  • Head north on Peña Blvd
  • Use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right onto Terminal E (signs for Airport Terminal E)
  • Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Parking – Terminal E
  • Keep left
  • Continue onto Peña Blvd (signs for I-10/Airport Exit/Airport Return to Terminal)
  • Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto I-70 W toward Denver
  • Take exit 279A for I-270 W toward Fort Collins/Boulder
  • Continue onto I-270 W
  • Take exit 0 to merge onto I-25 N toward Fort Collins
  • Keep left to stay on I-25 N
  • Take exit 269B to merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St. toward Fort Collins
  • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn left onto Laport Ave
  • Travel west on Laport until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science Campus; Colorado State University. Or the sign for The National Wildlife Research Center
  • Keep left up the driveway to get to the Atmospheric Science Center buildings
  • Please see the Parking tab for information on parking passes and permits

Driving Directions – Denver International Airport to CIRA Conference Center

  • Head north on Peña Blvd
  • Use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right onto Terminal E (signs for Airport Terminal E)
  • Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Parking – Terminal E
  • Keep left
  • Continue onto Peña Blvd (signs for I-70/Airport Exit/Airport Return to Terminal)
  • Take exit 6B toward Boulder/Fort Collins
  • Merge onto E-470 N
  • Take exit 47 to merge onto I-25 N toward Fort Collins
  • Keep left to stay on I-25 N
  • Take exit 269B to merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St. toward Fort Collins
  • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn left onto Laport Ave
  • Travel west on Laport until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science Campus; Colorado State University. Or the sign for The National Wildlife Research Center
  • Keep left up the driveway to get to the Atmospheric Science Center buildings
  • Please see the Parking tab for information on parking passes and permits

Driving Directions – South Denver to CIRA Conference Center

  • Take the I-25N ramp towards Fort Collins
  • Take exit 269B to merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St. toward Fort Collins
  • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn left onto Laport Ave
  • Travel west on Laport until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science Campus; Colorado State University. Or the sign for The National Wildlife Research Center
  • Keep left up the driveway to get to the Atmospheric Science Center buildings
  • Please see the Parking tab for information on parking passes and permits

Driving Directions – South Wyoming to CIRA Conference Center

  • Take the I-25S ramp towards Fort Collins
  • Take exit 269B to merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St. toward Fort Collins
  • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn left onto Laport Ave
  • Travel west on Laport until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science Campus; Colorado State University. Or the sign for The National Wildlife Research Center
  • Keep left up the driveway to get to the Atmospheric Science Center buildings
  • Please see the Parking tab for information on parking passes and permits
Hotels with available ground transportation (Bus)

 

Hotel Starting Transit Center Bus Lines Ending Transit Center Google Map
Hilton Prospect & Whitcomb
(CSU Transit Center)
2, FHS CSU Atmospheric Science Building. Map
Best Western University Inn University & Mason Horn, 32, FHS CSU Atmospheric Science Building. Map
The Armstrong Hotel CSU Transit Center 32, FHS CSU Atmospheric Science Building. Map
The Elizabeth Hotel Downtown Transit Center 10, 32, FHS CSU Atmospheric Science Building. Map

From the Atmospheric Science Building drop off walk east up the path until you see signs for the CIRA Conference Center.

Additional Hotel Options
Hotel
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Quality Inn and Suites 8.0 Map
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins 11.4 Map
Holiday Inn Express 10 Map
Residence Inn 9.7 Map
Home2 Suites by Hilton 10.8 Map