1. Earthdata Connects With End Users through Social Media and Webinars

Earthdata Connects With End Users through Social Media and Webinars

A new NASA Earthdata social media outreach effort, along with the ongoing NASA Earthdata Webinar series and an upcoming re-design of the Earthdata website, helps users around the world discover the vast array of EOSDIS products, tools, and services.

News date: 07/29/2014

The NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program. It manages some of the most complex and diverse Earth science datasets on the planet from various sources, including satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and numerous other programs.

Staying connected with the EOSDIS is now easier than ever due to NASA Earthdata social media outreach efforts that will help users discover and use the wide range of EOSDIS Earth science data, information, services, and tools. Through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube, the Earthdata social media efforts are designed to complement the NASA Earthdata Webinars and help set the stage for a redesign of the EOSDIS’ flagship Earthdata website later this year.

EOSDIS social media content features information about new data products; stories and imagery from Sensing Our Planet, the annual EOSDIS publication showcasing Earth science data holdings and products; an Image of the Week from the Earthdata website or related Earth Observing System (EOS)/NASA Earth science projects or programs; data animations/videos; and links to data access tutorials, materials, videos, and images.

The Earthdata Facebook page (NASA Earthdata) is an easy way to stay informed about the latest EOSDIS data products, research, and news.
The Earthdata Facebook page (NASA Earthdata) is an easy way to stay informed about the latest EOSDIS data products, research, and news.

Response to the Earthdata social media sites has been positive. Since the start of the social media efforts this past March through July 25, the EOSDIS Twitter feed has 293 Followers; the Facebook page has 204 Likes; the Google+ page has 16 Followers and 2,832 Views; and the YouTube channel has 20 Subscribers and 510 Views for the 18 posted videos.

The EOSDIS also is continuing its well-received NASA Earthdata Webinar series, which began in May 2013. Each hour-long presentation showcases a different EOSDIS data product and/or data discovery or access tool. The EOSDIS has hosted 19 webinars since the start of this program, and participation has included viewers from more than 30 countries. Webinars are held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2 pm, ET. To receive announcements of upcoming webinars, sign up for the mailing list or e-mail your contact information to eosdis-outreach@lists.nasa.gov. Miss a webinar? You can view archived webinars on YouTube.

EOSDIS wants to connect with you! Please send your ideas and suggestions for future webinars, social media topics, or Earthdata website stories to eosdis-outreach@lists.nasa.gov.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2017 at 3:43 PM EDT