The Final Report and Recommendations from the NASA Airborne and Field Data Workshop has been released. The workshop objective was to identify how NASA can make strategic improvements to help researchers realize the full value of all available agency airborne and field data holdings. Input for the final report came from both data users and data producers, who provided specific recommendations for improving the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of NASA’s airborne and related field data.
More than 100 participants attended the two-day virtual workshop held in March 2022. The workshop was co-organized and co-hosted by members of NASA’s Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG), Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project, and Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs).
This report contains recommendations for NASA to significantly improve the ability for data producers and data users to meet NASA science objectives. The two most productive next steps recommended in the report are already underway: 1) assign DAACs to campaigns (investigations) earlier to improve communication and collaboration, and 2) build a comprehensive Airborne and Field Data Resource Center on NASA's Earthdata website using existing and new materials available from ADMG, DAAC web pages, and Earthdata.
Along with the final report, an event recording also is available.