ESDS Program

Stakeholder Engagement Program (SEP)

NASA's SNWG SEP efforts include aggregation and delivery of relevant training in remote sensing topics, background on developed products, and training on how to efficiently access and utilize new products for stakeholder decision-making. Resources aggregated or provided by SEP focus on NASA and partner contributions in areas of remote sensing training, code recipes, and data processing.

The biennial SNWG survey and assessment cycles have led to the funding of new solutions which undergo processes for their formulation, implementation, and operational deployment. Solutions developed and deployed for operational use through new web portals, data products, and other capabilities are referenced below with links that direct users to more information.


Catalog of Archived Suborbital Earth Science Investigations (CASEI)

CASEI facilitates quick access to detailed information about NASA’s Earth Science airborne and field investigations and provides curated information about the context, research motivation, funding, and details of non-satellite instruments and platforms. Information about important events and observations are included, along with links to relevant data products, all in a single, intuitive, and highly interconnected web user interface.
Training Resources | Open Meetings & Workshops

Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program

The Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program was established to identify, evaluate, and acquire data from commercial sources that support NASA's Earth science research and application goals. NASA began exploring the purchase of commercial land surface imagery and other products in 2018 and based upon needs stated by agency partners, recently expanded license agreements to facilitate access to commercial imagery for researchers and many federal agencies. Read more about CSDA.
Training Resources | Open Meetings & Workshops

Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS)

HLS provides consistent surface reflectance (SR) data from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard the joint NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite and the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI) aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B satellites. The combined measurement enables global observations of land every 2–3 days at 30 m spatial resolution. Our SEP effort provides resources on the use of HLS in collaboration with NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), Applied Sciences: Capacity Building program, and other partners.
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Ice, Cloud & Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Quick Look Products

Users of ICESat-2 data for various atmospheric, land, and ice analysis submitted needs for products to be generated with reduced latency. As a result, an SNWG solution focused on the generation of ICESat-2 “Quick Look” products, that can be delivered at reduced latency relative to the standard ICESat-2 products is permanently archived by National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) DAAC. Quick Look versions of products focus on latency of 3-5 days versus the typical 45-day latency of standard products.
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Observation Products for End-Users for Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA)

Started in April 2021, the Observation Products for End-Users for Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA) project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory collects data from satellite radar and optical instruments to generate three products that respond to the needs identified by various federal agencies during the 2018 cycle (a.k.a. Cycle 2) of the Satellite Needs Working Group development activities, namely: a near-global Surface Water Extent product suite, a near-global Surface Disturbance product suite, and a North-America Displacement product suite.
Training Resources | Open Meetings & Workshops

Last Updated
May 19, 2022