Satellite Needs Working Group Ushers in a New Era of Innovative Data Products

A Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) Town Hall at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting showcases the work of this cross-agency organization and highlights SNWG data products.

A Year of Open Science is going strong, and with the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting right around the corner, there are many opportunities to learn about innovations in Earth science observations and how data from these observations advance our ability to understand and protect our planet. 

The Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG)—an organizational body that works with NASA, USGS, NOAA, and other agencies to identify gaps in Federal Civilian Agency needs for Earth observations—is hosting an AGU Town Hall on Wednesday, December 13, at 1:00 p.m., PST: The Beginning of a New Era of Multidisciplinary NASA Satellite Data Products Enabled by the Satellite Needs Working Group.

With an introduction by NASA’s Associate Director for Earth Sciences Dr. Tom Wagner, the Town Hall will cover how SNWG data products are innovative, accessible, and designed to meet specific user needs that have previously been unfulfilled. Representatives from projects and missions including Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS), Observational Products for End-Users from Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA), and Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) will describe the capabilities of their products as well how to access the data. The Town Hall will also feature a presentation of the proposed SNWG-2022 solutions that are awaiting appropriations. The SNWG Management Office (SNWG MO) is part of NASA's Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT), which is a component of the agency's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program.

Image of Earth with images of NASA satellites spiraling out from the plante
The Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG) surveys federal agencies every two years to find out what Earth observation data they need to fulfill their mission. Credit: NASA Office of Communications.

Additional SNWG AGU presentations include the following Poster Sessions:

NASA Earth Science Data at the AGU Fall Meeting

Members of NASA's ESDS Program will present the latest advances in NASA Earth science data products, services, and tools throughout the AGU meeting. Along with the AGU online Scientific Program, the following links will help you learn more about ESDS AGU events: