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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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Photo of Karen MIchael, EOSDIS System Manager and LANCE Manager
Nov 9, 2022

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

ESDIS Data Visualization Lead Ryan Boller
Jul 28, 2022

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

This is an image of Chris Mishaga.
May 16, 2022

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.

Justin Rice Headshot
Mar 1, 2022

“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.

headshot of Alfreda Hall
Jan 4, 2022

Alfreda Hall leads NASA's Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition program that purchases data from commercial vendors.

Photograph of Dr. Chelle Gentemann
May 10, 2021

Open science, open-source software, and cloud-based Big Data collections are changing how science is conducted and expanding the possibilities for what scientists can do with NASA data.

Photograph of Dr. Jeffrey Masek
Mar 30, 2021

The Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) project offers daily, 30-meter global land surface data products to facilitate a wide range of terrestrial Earth science research.

Photograph of Kaylin Bugbee
Mar 17, 2021

NASA Earth science data are openly available to anyone for any purpose. As NASA data manager Kaylin Bugbee observes, open scientific data – and the growth of these data – is leading to a new, collaborative paradigm for scientific research.

Carmen Boening
Nov 16, 2020

The Global Sea Level Change portal is NASA’s home for sea level change data and information. As the portal’s principal investigator, Dr. Boening ensures that it remains a key resource for both scientists and the general public.

Drew Kittel
Nov 3, 2020

EOSDIS DAACs will play a key role as EOSDIS data evolve to the commercial cloud. NASA's ESDIS Project Science Operations Office Manager, Drew Kittel, is working to ensure that DAAC services and support are ready.

Photograph of Dr. Mark McInerney
Jul 29, 2020

The technical requirements for moving NASA EOSDIS data into the commercial cloud are enormous. Mark McInerney oversees this effort and helps ensure these data are interoperable with similar data from other agencies.

Katie Baynes
May 13, 2020

For NASA EOSDIS System Architect Katie Baynes, having NASA Earth observing data in the commercial cloud will foster not only a new community of data users, but also new communal ways of using these data.