SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring Best Paper Award
This year's SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring's Best Paper Award for excellence in research and presentation, was awarded to Matthew Pennybacker of NOAA for "Mitigation of the GOES-17 ABI performance issues in the NOAA ACSPO SST products."
The award was presented by Conference Chairs Weilin "Will" Hou and Robert "Bob" Arnone, along with a recognition plaque sponsored by Xylem, Inc.
Four Honorable Mentions were noted as well: Austin Jantzi, of Clarkson University, for "Spatial coherence filtering for scatter rejection in turbid medium"; Jason Jolliff, of the US Naval Research Lab, for "The hyperspectral signatures of complex ocean frontal boundaries: the example of cold air outbreaks in the northern Gulf of Mexico"; Silvia C. Matt, of the US Naval Research Lab, for "Optical sensing of laminar to turbulent transition and boundary layer turbulence"; and Irina Gladkova, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, for "Towards high-resolution multi-sensor gridded ACSPO SST product."
In the photo, L to R: Hou, Pennybacker, Arnone.