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NOAA hosted the Satellite Direct Readout Users Conference for the Americas December 9-13, 2002, in Miami, Florida. The purpose of this Conference was to bring together users of the NOAA GOES geostationary and POES polar orbiting satellites, potential users of the forthcoming METOP polar orbiting satellite comprising part of the Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System, and the future NOAA NPOESS.

Scott B. Gudes
NOAA Deputy Undersecretary for
Oceans and Atmosphere

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