AIST Events & Reports

AIST hosts workshops, conferences, and project reviews to inform the science community about breakthroughs in the world of information systems.

Workshops and Meetings

2023 – Standards for Interoperable Digital Twins Workshop
September 18, 2023 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (ET) 2 / Virtual

+ Presentations from the 2023 Workshop
+ Video of presentations

2022 – Earth Systems Digital Twin (ESDT) Workshop
(Co-Organized with Earth Science Information Partners, ESIP)
October 26-28, 2022 / Virtual
+ Get the Workshop Report (pdf)


AIST Grouped Annual Reviews

2023 AIST Grouped Annual Project Reviews

As in past years, ESTO’s Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program conducted hybrid Grouped Annual Reviews organized around the three AIST main thrusts – ESDT, NOS and ACF:

June 23rd, 2023 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM): Earth System Digital Twins (ESDT):

July 12th, 2023 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM): Novel Observing Strategies (NOS):

July 21st, 2023 (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM): Analytic Collaborative Frameworks (ACF):


2022 AIST Project Reviews and ACF Mini-Workshops

Annual and final AIST reviews grouped by theme:

January 7th (1 – 4:15 PM): New Observing Strategies (NOS) projects
March 9th (1 – 3:30 PM): ACF for Biodiversity
March 10th (1 – 3:40 PM): ACF for Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality
March 16th (1 – 4:20 PM): ACF for Disasters and Water

For each session, project presentations will be followed by discussions including brainstorming about potential infusions and transitions.

Below please find detailed agendas for each focus area. Please check this page again for meeting connection information.

For more information please contact Jacqueline Le Moigne 

Le MoigneIntroduction1:00 PM1:20 PM
OSSE / Modeling Systems Snow / Water & Energy2nd AnnualUCARGutmannFuture Snow Missions: Integrating SnowModel in LIS1:20 PM1:40 PM
Modeling systems / data fusion / OSSEHydrology / Water & Energy2nd AnnualUMDFormanNext Generation of Land Surface Remote Sensing1:40 PM2:00 PM
OSSE / SW ArchitectureWeather / Clouds & Aerosols FinalJPLPosseltParallel OSSE Toolkit2:00 PM2:20 PM
Mission Planning tool / Constellation planning testbed architecture2nd AnnualStevens Inst.GroganIntegrating TAT-C, STARS, and VCE / NOS Testbed Architecture2:20 PM2:40 PM
Break2:40 PM2:50 PM
Sensor Web / Autonomy / MLSoil Moisture / Water & Energy2nd AnnualARCNagD-SHIELD: Distributed Spacecraft with Heuristic Intelligence to Enable Logistical Decisions2:50 PM3:10 PM
Onboard processing, Cube-SmallSatsWeather / WindsFinalCarr Astro. CorpCarrStereoBit: Advanced Onboard Science Data Processing to Enable Earth Science3:10 PM3:30 PM
Sensor Web / UAV operations Hydrology / Water & Energy2nd AnnualUSCMoghaddamSPCTOR: Sensing Policy Controller and OptimizeR3:30 PM3:50 PM
Ground Station as a service / SW Architecture FinalLaRCNguyenGround Stations as a Service (GSaS) for Direct Broadcast Satellite Data3:50 PM4:10 PM

Meeting Link

TechApp - ScienceTypeOrgNameTitleStartStop
Le MoigneIntroduction1:00 PM1:20 PM
Big data analytics, Uncertainty QuantificationBiodiversity -Carbon cycle, Ecosystems2nd AnnualUniv of WIIves  Statistical tool to analyze large datasets for pattern changes and forecasting1:20 PM1:40 PM
Data fusion, Data accessibilityBiodiveristy - Carbon cycle, BiodiversityFinalYale UnivJetzBiodiversity - Environment Analytic Center Modeling1:40 PM2:00 PM
Model Data intercomparison, Big data analyticsBiodiveristy - Climate variability, bio-diversity2nd AnnualDuke UnivSwensonCanopy condition to continental scale biodiversity forecasts2:00 PM2:20 PM
On-demand products, Big data analyticsBiodiveristy - Carbon cycle, Biodiversity2nd AnnualUniv of WITownsendGeoSPEC2:20 PM2:40 PM
Autonomy, ML, MetadataBiodiversity - Carbon cycle, Ecosystems2nd AnnualLingua LogicaHufferAMP: An Automated Metadata Pipeline2:40 PM3:00 PM
Discussions3:00 PM3:25 PM

Meeting Link

Le MoigneIntroduction1:00 PM1:20 PM
Science code development, Model Data Inter-ComparisonsHealth & Air Qual - Atmospheric composition, Atmos Gas2nd AnnualUniv of COHenzeSurrogate modeling for atmospheric chemistry and data assimilation1:20 PM1:40 PM
Modeling systems, Custom toolsHealth & Air Qual -Atmospheric composition, Atmos Gas2nd AnnualWashington UnivMartinDevelopment of GCHP to enable improved access to high-res atmospheric modeling1:40 PM2:00 PM
Ceilometers, MLHealth & Air Qual -PBLFinalUniv of MD, BCHalemA Deep Learning LIDAR-based Ceilometer Atmospheric Boundary Layer Height Over CONUS   2:00 PM2:20 PM
Data accessibility, Data fusionHealth & Air Qual -Carbon cycle, Atmospheric GasFinalJPLDurenMulti-scale Methane Analytic Framework2:20 PM2:40 PM
Autonomy, ML, Sensor Calibration & ValidationHealth & Air Qual - Atmospheric composition, Total ozone and aerosolsInterimCity of LAHolmPredicting What We Breathe: Using ML to Understand Urban Air Quality2:40 PM3:00 PM
Modeling, Data Accessibility, Data Fusion, MLHealth & Air Qual - Atmospheric composition, Total ozone and aerosolsAnnualJPLHuangAir Quality Analytics Collaborative Framework (AQ ACF)3:00 PM3:20 PM
Discussions3:20 PM3:40 PM

Meeting Link

Le MoigneIntroduction1:00 PM1:10 PM
Data fusion, Data accessibilityDisasters - Carbon cycle, Fire occurrence2nd AnnualNCARCoenCreation of a Wildland Fire Analysis 1:10 PM1:30 PM
Data fusion, Data miningDisasters - Earth Surface, Surface deformation2nd AnnualJPLDonnellanQuantifying Uncertainty and Kinematics of Earthquake Systems (QUAKES-A)1:30 PM1:50 PM
Big data analytics, On-demand productsDisasters - Earth Surface, Surface deformationFinalJPLHuaSmart On-Demand of SAR ARDs in Multi-Cloud & HPC1:50 PM2:10 PM
Discussion2:10 PM2:30 PM
Break2:30 PM2:40 PM
Autonomy, ML, Data fusion Water - Ocean Color -Carbon cycle, ocean color Final GSFCSchollaert Uz Shellfish aquaculture in the Chesapeake bay using AI for water quality2:40 PM3:00 PM
Science data modeling, science code developmentWater - Ocean Color -Carbon cycle, ocean color 2nd AnnualGSFCMoisan NASA Evolutionary Programming Analytic Center (NEPAC) 3:00 PM3:20 PM
Autonomy, ML, Cloud ComputingWater - Rain Rate, Drop Size, Water & Energy2nd AnnualUniversity of ALBeckCloud-based Analytic Framework for Precipitation Research (CAPRi)3:20 PM3:40 PM
Data Operations Workflows, Data services discoverabilityWater - Hydrology -Climate variability, Global / regional climate systemsInterimSouthern Methodist UnivZhangMining Chained Modules in Analytics Center Framework3:40 PM4:00 PM
Discussion4:00 PM4:20 PM



2021 Project Reviews: Analytic Center Frameworks

In January/February 2021, AIST PIs met to discuss their ACF projects. Download their presentations to learn more about the state of the technology in ACF.

ACF Annual Reviews January 2021 (PDF / 111MB)

ACF Annual Reviews February 2021 (PDF / 116MB)




2021 Project Reviews: NOS

AIST’s NOS project PIs met for a group review in January 2021 to discuss project updates and progress. Learn more about the state of ESTO’s New Observing Strategies and what’s on the near horizon by downloading a PDF of the meeting’s proceedings.

NOS Annual Reviews 2021 (pdf / 184MB)

2020 NOS Workshop

On February 25-26, 2020, AIST conducted a New Observing Strategies (NOS) Workshop in Washington, DC, with the goal of dynamically optimize measurement acquisition using many diverse observing capabilities (space, air and ground), collaborating across multiple dimensions and creating a unified architecture.

New Observing Strategies Workshop