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SAWS VIII

About the Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Workshop
June 7-8, 2019
Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University | 510 South Forest Avenue | Tempe, Arizona


“Informing, Improving, and Innovating Aviation Weather Safety in the Southwest”


Join the National Weather Service as we bring the Southwest U.S. aviation and weather forecasting communities together to promote aviation safety and productivity through improved weather awareness and forecasting services. The Eighth Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Workshop (SAWS VIII) will be held at the Residence Inn Tempe/Downtown University in Tempe, Arizona on June 7-8, 2019.

Call for Papers

The Eighth Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Workshop (SAWS VIII) hosted by the National Weather Service will be held at the Residence Inn Tempe/Downtown University in Tempe, Arizona on June 7-8, 2019. With the theme of “Informing, Improving, and Innovating Aviation Weather Safety in the Southwest,” SAWS VIII seeks to promote aviation safety and productivity through improved weather awareness and forecasting services. SAWS Workshops offer an excellent opportunity for aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike to sharpen their meteorological skills, while also extending an open environment to network with others in the aviation and weather forecasting communities to support the National Airspace System (NAS). In order to achieve this, the workshop is structured to have topics of paramount concern and interest to aviation weather forecasters on Friday and aviators on Saturday, for which attendance is intended to satisfy FAA WINGs credit.

The workshop will address the following focus areas:

  • Advancements in the delivery of aviation weather products and services, including Digital Aviation Services (DAS) and GOES 16-17 satellite innovations and advancements
  • Best practices in aviation impact-based decision support services (IDSS), including during high-impact weather for recent aviation events and incidents
  • Convective and non-convective forecasting, initiation, impacts, and safety
  • Best practices for safe flying and/or controlling aircraft across the Southwest

Friday’s topics will focus on helping forecasters understand and better meet the needs operators in the NAS, including pilots, briefers, air traffic controllers and airport personnel. Saturday’s topics will inform operators within the NAS of all aviation weather hazards throughout the year, including convective and non-convective phenomena and forecasts. We invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations for both workshop days on any of the focus areas listed above or any others you find may be of interest. We also encourage abstracts highlighting best practices in the areas of communication and outreach, decision support tools, and preparedness methods to advance aviation weather safety in the Southwest.



For additional information please contact the workshop organizers at sr.saws@noaa.gov. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Larry Hopper or Bianca Hernandez at 602-275-7002.

 


SAWS 8 Committee Members

  • Scott Birch, NOAA/NWS Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT
  • ‚ÄčJames Brotherton, NOAA/NWS WFO San Diego, CA
  • Jen Brown, NOAA/NWS Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Connor Dennhardt, NOAA/NWS WFO El Paso, TX
  • Peter Felsch, NOAA/NWS CWSU Palmdale, CA
  • Aaron Hardin, NOAA/NWS WFO Tucson, AZ
  • Bianca Hernandez, NOAA/NWS WFO Phoenix, AZ (Local Co-Chair)
  • Larry Hopper, NOAA/NWS WFO Phoenix, AZ (Local Co-Chair)
  • Chris Outler, NOAA/NWS WFO Las Vegas, NV
  • Roger Smith, NOAA/NWS WFO Albuquerque, NM
  • Rose Tibbitts, NOAA/NWS WFO Phoenix, AZ
  • David Tucker, NOAA/NWS CWSU Albuquerque, NM
  • Paul Witsaman, NOAA/NWS Southern Region Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX


For additional information please contact the workshop organizers at sr.saws@noaa.gov. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Larry Hopper or Bianca Hernandez at 602-275-7002.





 

Aviation Weather Forecasting Workshop Agenda
Friday, June 7, 2019

7:15-8:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in 

8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 

8:15-9:45 a.m. GOES 16-17 Satellite Innovations and Advancements 


9:45-10:00 a.m. Morning Break with Refreshments


10:00-11:30 a.m. Specialized Aviation Topics 


11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch (Walk to off-site venues) 


12:30-1:00 p.m. Poster Session Viewing

  • James Oh - Assessing the CamPoP Tool in Southwestern Airspace

  • Lisa Hahn - Case Review of Convective Impacts on Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center on July 17th, 2018

  • Sidney Mallard - Unique Operator Requirements of Military Missions and Military Use of NWS Products

1:00-2:30 p.m. TAF Improvements and Digital Aviation Services Part One


2:30-2:50 p.m. Afternoon Break with Refreshments


2:50-4:20 p.m. TAF Improvements and Digital Aviation Services Part Two

  • Mike Graf - Digital Aviation Services (DAS) and Potential Changes to TAFs

  • Panel Discussion: DAS and NBM: Where are We Going?

4:20-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Surveys (Please complete this Friday Survey.)



For additional information please contact the workshop organizers at sr.saws@noaa.gov. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Larry Hopper or Bianca Hernandez at 602-275-7002.

Aviator and Controller Weather Workshop Agenda
Saturday, June 8, 2019

7:15-8:00 a.m. 
Registration/Check-in 

8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 

8:15-9:45 a.m. Best Practices in Aviation Decision Support and Tools 

  • Mike Graf - Potential Changes to TAFs and Aviation Products over the next Decade

  • Paul Suffern - GOES-16 Information

  • Roger Smith - Diagnosing and Communicating Uncertainty in Aviation Forecasts


9:45-10:15 a.m. Morning Break with Refreshments


10:15-11:45 a.m. Aviation Weather Safety and Preparedness


11:45-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Walk to off-site venues) 


12:45-1:15 p.m. Poster Session Viewing

  • James Oh - Assessing the CamPoP Tool in the Southwestern Airspace

  • Lisa Hahn - Case Review of Convective Impacts on Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center on July 17th, 2018

  • Sidney Mallard - Unique Operator Requirements of Military Missions and Military Use of NWS Products

1:15-2:45 p.m. Aviation Outreach, Applications, and Tools 


2:45-3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break with Refreshments


3:15-4:15 p.m. Interpretation of Graphical Forecast Products and Web Services 

4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Surveys (Please complete this Saturday Survey.)



For additional information please contact the workshop organizers at sr.saws@noaa.gov. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Larry Hopper or Bianca Hernandez at 602-275-7002.

 

 

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For additional information please contact the workshop organizers at sr.saws@noaa.gov. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Larry Hopper or Bianca Hernandez at 602-275-7002.