SSEC Biennial Report 2018-2019

March 25, 2020 | Eric Verbeten

Our commitment

It is my pleasure to share the inaugural University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Biennial Report. Cover to cover, the 2018-2019 report offers a glimpse into the range of collaborations at SSEC and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) with our federal and UW–Madison partners.

If there is one word that describes our approach to science in society, it is commitment.

Commitment to research. We continue to discover and develop novel ways to observe the atmosphere using ground-based, airborne and satellite measurements in field campaigns around the world.

Commitment to innovation. We are investing in research and infrastructure through the SSEC2022 initiative that provides financial support for collaborative research and applications, new partnerships and capacity-building to encourage new ways forward.

Photo credit: Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

Commitment to education. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing the earth and atmospheric sciences can avail themselves of two new scholarships, both of which reflect our dedication to preparing the scientists and leaders of the future.

Our planet is changing. The scientists and engineers of SSEC and CIMSS are not only monitoring these changes, but they are committed to finding solutions to the environmental challenges of today and into the future.

R. Bradley Pierce
SSEC Director