In August 1985, 115 scientists and managers gathered in Boulder, Colo., for the Interagency Workshop on Sensing from Aircraft. This event marked a significant first for both interagency and interdisciplinary cooperation in airborne science.
The workshop was jointly sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with participation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Defense (the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL)), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Of the 115 people in attendance, 96 were scientists who use airborne platforms in conducting their research tasks. The objective was to provide both an interagency and interdisciplinary forum for discussing scientific results, plans, and requirements. It was organized around the following major disciplines:
- Atmospheric Processes
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Ocean Processes
- Land Processes