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Dr. David Peterson, Naval Research Laboratory meteorologist poses with a globe showing wavy patterns of satellite data. Peterson is in a white, button-down shirt and sitting in the lobby of a large office building. A staircase with a white railing can be seen in the background.

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

This is a square image divided into four quadrants and bordered in the color blue. In each quadrant is a picture of a winter forest scene. Overlaid across the entire image is a blue graphic of the Earth featuring North America. The Earth graphic is encircled by a green ring with the words “public-powered Earth science” written in white.

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

Dr. Yaitza Luna-Cruz smiling and wearing a white dress coat while standing in front of a wall of office plaques and a Puerto Rican flag.

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

Photo of Karen MIchael, EOSDIS System Manager and LANCE Manager

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

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.

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

“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

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

Photograph of Dr. Chelle Gentemann

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

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

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

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.