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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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.

Drew Kittel

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

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

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.

Christopher Lynnes

Talking about using NASA EOSDIS data in the cloud and new ways of thinking about what data are with EOSDIS System Architect Dr. Christopher Lynnes.

Kurt Thome

Talking about 20 years of NASA's Terra mission and its significance with Terra Project Scientist Dr. Kurt Thome.

Vickie Ly

A new computer application co-developed by Vickie Ly uses precipitation data from TRMM, GPM, and other sources to help the Navajo Nation manage water resources.

Photograph of Kevin Murphy, NASA SMD Chief Science Data Office and ESDS Program Executive

Talking about NASA’s EOSDIS Earth science data collection with NASA Program Executive Kevin Murphy

Headshot of Dr. Skofronick-Jackson standing indoors

Talking about NASA precipitation data with GPM Project Scientist Dr. Gail Skofronick-Jackson.

Carey Noll

Talking about Space Geodesy with NASA CDDIS Manager Carey Noll

Photograph of Dr. Franz Meyer

Talking about Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) with Dr. Franz Meyer, Chief Scientist, Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF)