Data Chats

Short, informal discussions with members of NASA's diverse data-user community providing personal insight into how data are being used around the world.

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Data from NASA’s Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for Earth observations (LANCE) are critical to the Navy’s tropical cyclone forecasts.

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission provides critical data for understanding Earth's water cycle, including data about freshwater systems that have not been available from any previous hydrology-related missions.

Aaron Friesz, a NASA Openscapes mentor at NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), helps promote open science principles to empower more diverse, inclusive, and effective data science communities.

NASA has long used imaging spectroscopy to peer into space. Now, scientists are using the technology to take a closer look at Earth.

New instruments like the Ka-band Radar Interferometer present NASA Engineers with calibration and validation challenges.

For meteorologist David Peterson, Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) data are crucial for studying pyrocumulonimbus events.

Dr. Gerald (Stinger) Guala talks about the many ways citizen scientists are enhancing NASA's Earth science data collection.

Dr. Yaítza Luna-Cruz explains why environmental justice matters and how NASA Earth science data are helping at-risk communities.

As EOSDIS System Manager and LANCE Manager, Karen Michael has two roles, but has one mission: ensuring users get the data they need.

Ryan Boller, ESDIS Data Visualization Lead, plays a key role in the development of NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services and Worldview.

In the Information Technology sector, change is constant. For Information Systems Security Officer Christopher Mishaga, so is the need to protect the infrastructure and the integrity of NASA data.

“The most challenging part of new technologies is that they’re new,” says Justin L. Rice, NASA’s Deputy Manager for the ESDIS Project’s Science Systems Development Office, who plays a leadership role in the development of several projects critical to the ESDIS and EOSDIS missions.