GNSS Remote Sensing Colloquium 2023


UCAR COSMIC and NSPO are jointly organizing a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Remote Sensing Colloquium to be held in-person from June 5-16, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado. Sponsored by NASA, NOAA, NSF, and NSPO, this colloquium aims to educate a new generation of scholars to advance the techniques and applications of GNSS remote sensing, and provide “hands-on” project learning experience in small groups.


The GNSS Remote Sensing Colloquium is intended to bring experts from academia, research institutes, and operational centers together with graduate students to discuss fundamentals, applications, and conduct hands-on exercises to support training and knowledge for the next generation of experts.


The GNSS Remote Sensing Colloquium is intended for graduate students whose expertise includes GNSS and its applications to weather, ionosphere (space weather), climate, reflectometry, and adjacent sciences. The colloquium includes lectures from recognized domestic and international experts who will cover a wide range of topics related to satellite navigation signals and their applications to Earth system remote sensing.

Approximately 35 students will be selected to participate in the colloquium. Travel costs (airfare, lodging, ground transportation, etc.) will be covered for participants from U.S. institutions. However, participants must pay a fee to cover workshop refreshments.

Expected Outcomes

This colloquium will provide attendees with an deeper understanding of satellite navigation fundamentals, techniques of radio occultation and reflectometry, applications in the areas of weather, space weather, climate, and surface hydrology, and the opportunity to complete a hands-on project making use of GNSS data and products.

Application Eligibility and Process

To qualify, applicants should be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the atmospheric or related sciences at the time of applying. Graduate student applicants should be enrolled full-time in a Master's or Ph.D. program at an accredited higher education institution. U.S. citizens and non-citizens are welcome to apply. Applications from non-U.S. institutions may be submitted, but selected applicants will be expected to support their own participation in the colloquium.

Applications will require a current resume, graduate study transcript, letter of support, and statement describing the applicant's research experience and motivation for participating in the colloquium.

All applicants selected to the GNSS Remote Sensing Colloquium are expected to adhere to the UCAR Code of Conduct while participating in any UCAR led activity.

We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. The program welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

Please apply here.


Application Schedule

Milestone Date
Application site open Nov. 15, 2022
Applications due December 30, 2022
Notification of acceptance By February 10, 2023


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