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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased to invite Canadian and international research communities to join us at the John H. Chapman Space Centre in Longueuil (borough of Saint-Hubert), Quebec, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SCISAT satellite.

Launched in , this mission has outlasted its 2-year planned lifetime by a tremendous 18 years, providing an unparalleled record of global ozone, ozone-depleting substances, and greenhouse gas measurements.

The event will celebrate SCISAT's scientific achievements, contributions to national and international environmental policy, and pave the way for future missions ensuring the continuity of its data.

Keynote speakers (invited)

To be determined.

Detailed description

The CSA is pleased to announce the SCISAT 20th anniversary meeting, which will be held at the John H. Chapman Space Centre in Longueuil (borough of Saint-Hubert), Quebec, between and . This in-person event (with limited virtual participation) will celebrate SCISAT's role in scientific and technological innovation, highlighting Canada's contributions to worldwide environmental efforts such as the UN Montreal Protocol and the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement. We also invite international research teams to present their achievements in advancing atmospheric chemistry and climate science involving SCISAT datasets.

The SCISAT 20th anniversary meeting is a multidisciplinary three-day international event involving academic and government scientists, engineers, policy makers, decision makers, and select virtual participants. The CSA is enthusiastic to bring together a large and diverse group of experts working at the forefront of satellite measurements, atmospheric chemistry and science, as well as leaders in climate research and decision makers. The Canadian SCISAT mission is a strong partnership between universities, government, and industry, such as ABB Canada, which is the manufacturer of the Fourier Transform Spectrometer onboard the SCISAT satellite. We look forward to hosting a productive cross-disciplinary meeting where participants from different fields can collaborate and exchange ideas in a friendly and welcoming environment.

This meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to share scientific, technological, and environmental policy innovation, and further our understanding of fundamental questions about Earth's changing climate and our role in it. As we celebrate two decades of scientific achievement, we also aim to foster future collaborations in space that will advance progress in new and planned climate satellites and virtual constellations. We will also highlight SCISAT's contribution to the Montreal Protocol and its success. As we increase our knowledge of Earth's atmosphere, it is increasingly important to provide for humanity's growing need for long-term comprehensive data records that contribute to international environmental policy.

The CSA will host the event on site where participants can visit the Satellite Operations Control Centre, view a 1:1 scale model of the satellite, and enjoy the beautiful changing colours of the nearby forests during the fall season.

We look forward to your participation.


The CSA is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable atmospheric and climate science research community in Canada and seeks an inclusive event that enriches Canada's contribution to atmospheric science exploration from space. We encourage diverse teams to participate.

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