2024 UAS Weather Forum

UAS weather data sharing for enhanced safety and efficiency of UAS and Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) Operations

Apr. 22, 2024

9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT

San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, CA
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The next UAS Weather Forum is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024 9 am till noon. It will take place as a co-located event at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL show in San Deigo, CA from April 22-25, 2024. 


  • Introduction to the 2024 UAS Weather Forum
    Dr. James Pinto, NSF NCAR
  • Sampling Real Weather with Delivery UAS Right Now!
    John Celenza, Zipline
  • ASTM Weather Information Provider and Data Sharing Standards for UAS Observations
    Dr. Chriz Zarzar, TrueWeather Solutions
  • Sharing UAS Weather Data via a Centralized Repository
    Elizabeth Wilson, Synoptic PBC
  • Flying to Better Forecasts: Estimating the Potential Impact of UAS Weather Observations
    Dr. Shawn Murdzek, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU Boulder
  • Integrating Wind and Weather Hazard Data into Airspace Management and UTM Systems
    Kraettli L. Epperson, Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.
  • Benefits of More Accurate Wind Information to UAS and AAM operations
    Mike Robinson, MITRE Corporation 
  • Adjourn

General Information

The UAS Weather Forum provides a platform for UAS operators; federal and state agencies; weather researchers and providers; trade groups; safety and insurance groups; UAS manufacturers; and others to

  • Share experiences with expected and unexpected weather impacts
  • Engage in a dialogue about weather needs for UAS operations
  • Collect requirements for developing better weather guidance
  • Cultivate strategies on how to make progress with needed weather support
  • Assist regulators with safe integration of UAS into the national airspace system considering weather impacts
  • Explore opportunities for using UAS-sensed environmental information for enhanced situational awareness and better weather prediction
  • Facilitate weather education & outreach

This year’s discussion will be focused on the UAS weather data sharing for enhanced safety and efficiency of Advanced Aerial Mobility.

The UAS Weather Forum is open to all XPONENTIAL attendees; however, separate pre-registration is required as space is limited.  For questions regarding the forum, please contact: pinto@ucar.edu


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James Pinto

Deputy Director Science, Aviation Applications Program