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These short, informal discussions with scientists, managers, and members of our diverse data-user community provide personal insights into how NASA’s Earth observing data are being used around the world, along with a glimpse into how these data, products, and services may be used in the future.

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084, information systems security, technology infrastructure, impact analysis, data protection, cloud, cybersecurity, API, assessment, authorization, ATO, contingency planning, back-up systems, patch, vulnerability, risk enumeration, two-factor, hacking, ransomware, DOS attack, ISC2 credentials Head shot of For Information Systems Security Officer Chris Mishaga

Christopher Mishaga

ESDIS Project Information Systems Security Officer

085, new technology, ESDIS, science data, Earthdata Cloud, Cumulus, Openscapes, Harmony, Earthdata Pub, early adoption, Pangeo, OGC, AGU, working group, ACSI, Open Science, Cloud Primer, Jupyter Notebooks, A/B testing, mentor, computer engineering Photo of Dr. Justin Rice, NASA’s Deputy Manager for the ESDIS Project’s  Science Systems Development Office Dr. Justin Rice

Deputy Manager for the ESDIS Project’s Science Systems Development Office

086, CSDA, commercial small satellite data, Planet Labs, Maxar, DigitalGlobe, Spire Global Subsidiary, ISS, Teledyne Brown Engineering, DLR, DESIS, NGA, data management, RFI, RFQ, BPA, purchase agreement, Open Data policy, EULA, EarthDEM, Polar Geospatial Center Image of Alfreda Hall

Alfreda Hall

Project Manager, Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program

087, Open Science, cloud, Big Data, AGU Advances, data, software, computers, Python, netCDF, Xarray, open source, GitHub, ARCO, analysis-ready, cloud-optimized, chunking, JupyterHub, SciPy, Weibull coefficient

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Dr. Chelle Gentemann

Open Science Lead, NASA's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program

088, Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2, HLS, Landsat 8, Sentinel-2A, Sentinel-2B, analysis-ready, MODIS, Aqua, Terra, VIIRS, Suomi NPP, NOAA-20, SNWG, USGS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, BRDF, bidirectional reflectance distribution function, COG, Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF, NEX, NASA Earth Exchange, Ames, AWS, Amazon, ESTO, AMCE, IMPACT, Marshall, crops, vegetation, water resources, merged, M30 Headshot of Dr. Jeff Masek

Dr. Jeffrey Masek

Principal Investigator, Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Project
089, data management, open science, IMPACT, Marshall, data lakes, data swamps, MAAP, terrestrial, biomass, multi-mission algorithm and analysis platform, Jupyter Notebooks, NISAR, SWOT, open source software, GitHub, APT, algorithm publication tool, ATBD, theoretical basis document, altmetrics, ExoPAG, Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group Headshot of Kaylin Bugbee taken outside

Kaylin Bugbee

NASA data manager and member of NASA’s Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT)
090, SLC, Sea Level Change, Sentinel-6, Michael Freilich, ocean altimetry, hydrology, PO.DAAC, NSIDC DAAC, oceanography, glaciology, sea height, gravity, GRACE, TOPEX, Poseidon, Jason, global mean sea level, ice sheet, flooding Headshot of Dr. Boening wearing a gray parka with a fur-trimmed hood.

Dr. Carmen Boening

Principal Investigator for NASA’s Sea Level Change portal
091, cloud computing, EOSDIS operations, high-volume data missions, DAACs, data ingest, archive, distribution, preservation, provenance, metadata curation, development, maintenance, tools, services, working groups,  Headshot of Drew Kittel wearing a blue suit and striped necktie and standing in front of an old map of china.

Drew Kittel

ESDIS Science Operations Office Manager
092, commercial cloud, computing, technical requirements, software engineering, data, services, Pangeo, ACCESS, data ingest, distribution, analytics, archive, management, ExCEL, NGAP, PaaS, IaaS, cloud evolution, Amazon, CMR, CSPO,  Headshot of Mark McInerney wearing an open collar Oxford shirt and standing in front of a map.

Mark McInerney

ESDIS Deputy Project Manager-Technical
093, systems architecture, NISAR, SWOT, data volume, DAACs, GIBS, services, transformations, extractions, mosaicking, reformatting, regridding, Cumulus, machine learning,  Headshot of Katie Baynes

Katie Baynes

EOSDIS System Architect

094, system architect, high-volume data missions, ingest, archive, distribution, CMR, Earthdata Search, metrics, NISAR, SWOT, data volume, growth, MAAP, lidar, SAR, Big Data, Cumulus, analysis-in-place, analysis-ready, AODS, analytics optimized data store, end-user cloud-native, Harmony, Python, numpy, pandas, xarray, dask, Pangeo< AIRS, AGU

Indoor headshot of Dr. Chris Lynnes wearing a white suit with a green necktie.

Dr. Christopher Lynnes

EOSDIS System Architect
095, Terra, ASTER, MOPITT, CERES, MISR, MODIS, ASDC, LP DAAC, LAADS DAAC, data retrieval, processing, distribution, archiving, Blue Marble, TDRS, tracking and data relay satellite, LANCE, Suomi NPP, VIIRS, hydrazine fuel Headshot of Dr. Kurt Thome wearing a red plaid Oxford shirt and standing in front of a rocket suspended from the ceiling of the National Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Kurt Thome

Terra Project Scientist
096, Navajo Nation, DEVELOP, TRMM, GPM, water resources, global precipitation measurement, tropical rainfall, soil moisture, SMAP, DSAT, drought severity assessment tool, NNDWR, SPI, standard precipitation index, CHiRPS, Climate Hazards group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data, applied sciences capacity building program
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Vickie Ly

097, ESDS Program, Earth Science Division, ESD, Charles S. Falkenberg Award, climate signals, long-term global processes, DAACs, working group, CEOS, GEO Kevin Murphy head shot

Kevin Murphy

NASA ESDS Program Executive
098, GPM, global precipitation measurement, JAXA, TRMM, meteorology, physical processes, storms, storm structure, radar, PPS, precipitation processing system, NRT, near real-time, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory, CATS, Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, cloud patterns, hydrologic cycle,  Dr. Gail Skofronick-Jackson

Dr. Gail Skofronick-Jackson

GPM Project Scientist
099, CDDIS, crustal dynamics, space geodesy, TRF, terrestrial reference frame, SLR, satellite laser ranging, VLBI, very long baseline interfeometry, antennas, quasars, GNSS, global navigation satellite system, DORIS, doppler orbitography and radiopositioning, reflectors, lasers, GPS, POD, precise orbit determination, GGAO, SGP, Sentinel-3, Jason, CryoSat Carey Noll

Carey Noll

CDDIS Manager
100, synthetic aperture radar, SAR, ASF, Alaska Satellite Facility, Fairbanks, chief scientist, interferometric SAR, InSAR, L-band, ALOS-1, PALSAR, phased array, radiometrically terrain corrected, Vertex, GIS, ad hoc, deformation maps, TRB, Transportation Research Board,  Franz Meyer

Dr. Franz Meyer

Chief Scientist, Alaska Satellite Facility

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