NASA Airborne and Field Data Workshop

An opportunity for stakeholders to provide input on ways to improve the usability of NASA airborne and field data.
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NASA Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG)
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NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program
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The purpose of this workshop is to gather information to improve the usability of NASA airborne and related field data. The first day of the workshop will focus on input from data users, and the second day will focus on input from data producers. 

The workshop format will include some brief plenary speakers, who will highlight their perspectives on what's working well and opportunities for improvement; panel discussions; and breakout sessions involving all workshop participants. All participants will also have the ability to provide written input prior to the workshop.

This workshop is being organized by NASA's Earth Science Data Systems Program (ESDS), particularly the Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) and the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project.

Code of Conduct 

This workshop will operate under the NASA Airborne and Field Data Workshop Code of Conduct (PDF). Anyone who is the subject of, or witness to, any unacceptable behavior should notify a member of the Organizing Committee.


Day 1: Airborne Data Users
Time ET Topic Speaker
11:00-11:05 Workshop logistics Day 1 Bruce Wilson
11:05-11:15 ESDS welcome Kevin Murphy/Katie Baynes
11:15- 11:25 NASA Airborne Science welcome Melissa Martin
11:25- 11:35 ADMG introduction Deborah Smith
11:35- 11:45 ESDIS introduction Frank Lindsay
11:45- 11:50 Session 1: The airborne data user community shares their experience Bruce Wilson
11:50- 12:05 Invited speaker 1 Phil Townsend
12:05- 12:20 Invited speaker 2 Qing Liang
12:20- 12:35 Invited speaker 3 Mark Tschudi
12:35- 12:50 Invited speaker 4 Timothy Lang
12:50- 1:05 How airborne data is used for applications in NASA DEVELOP Kenton Ross and DEVELOPers
1:05- 1:20 Q&A/Discussion  
1:20- 1:35 Break  
1:35- 2:15 Airborne data user panel with Joe Munchak, Owen Cooper, Fred Huemmrich, Alexey Shiklomanov, Tim Bailey, Rebecca Hornbrook Moderator: Michele Thornton
2:15- 2:45 Breakout discussions - Data user experience  
2:45- 3:15 Report out from breakout sessions  
3:15- 3:30 Break  
3:30 Session 2: Resources for airborne data users Bruce Wilson
3:30- 3:50 Airborne data in the Cloud Bruce Wilson
3:50- 4:35 NASA tools and resources for users of airborne data - Deborah Smith

Field Campaign Explorer (FCX) - Geoffrey Stano

ORNL DAAC Airborne Data Tools - Michele Thornton / Yaxing Wei
Moderator: Deborah Smith
4:35- 4:50 Audience feedback activity: What tools do you need to do your work?  
4:50 Summarize and wrap-up Day 1  
Day 2: Airborne Data Producers
Time ET Topic Speaker
11:00- 11:15 Workshop logistics Day 2 Bruce Wilson
11:15- 11:45 Breakout discussions - What did we learn from Day 1  
11:45- 12:00 Summary of Day 1: Key takeaways  
12:00 Session 3: The airborne data producer community shares their experience Deborah Smith
12:10- 12:20 Flash talk: The Unusual Case of AJAX Emma Yates (AJAX)
12:20- 12:30 Flash talk: AVIRIS-NG Data in the Delta-X Campaign Daniel Jensen (Delta-X/AVIRIS)
12:30- 12:40 Flash talk Fred Bingham (S-MODE)
12:40- 12:50 Flash talk Stacy Brodzick (IMPACTS)
12:50- 1:00 Flash talk: Suborbital Science Data for Atmospheric Composition Gao Chen (Atmospheric Chemistry)
1:00- 1:15 Break  
1:15- 1:45 Fishbowl panel Moderator: Kasey Phillips
1:45 Session 4: Working together to make data accessible Deborah Smith
1:45- 2:00 Enhancing communication throughout the project lifecycle Deborah Smith/Amanda Leon
2:00-2:40 DAAC processes and responsibilities / Data producer responsibilities Bruce Wilson
2:40- 3:00 Breakout discussions by topic  
3:00- 3:15 Break  
3:15- 3:30 Role of standards in airborne data Siri Jodha Khalsa and Joseph Koch
3:30-4:00 NASA's Open Source Science Initiative Elena Steponaitis
4:00-4:45 Open discussion Moderator: Ge Peng
4:45- 5:00 Looking to the future Deborah Smith, Sara Lubkin

Organizing Committee

Sara Lubkin (ESDIS):
Jeanne Behnke (ESDIS):
Deborah Smith (ADMG):
Ge Peng (ADMG):
Matt Tisdale (ASDC):
Kasey Phillips (ASDC):
Sean Bailey (OB.DAAC):
Michele Thornton (ORNL DAAC):
Bruce Wilson (ORNL DAAC):

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