RAL Seminar Series - NASA Applied Sciences Program: Earth Science Serving Society

Speaker: Lawrence Friedl

Director, Applied Sciences Program

Earth Science Division

NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA


Date: March 3, 2013

Time: 10am

Place: FL 2- Room 1022

Abstract: Within NASA Earth Science, the Applied Sciences Program promotes efforts to discover and demonstrate innovative and practical uses of Earth observations. The Program’s activities support goals to deliver near-term uses of Earth observations, build capabilities in developing countries to apply Earth science data, and contribute to satellite mission planning to increase the missions’ utility. In addition to summarizing some current activities within NASA Earth Science, the talk will describe the Applied Sciences Program’s strategy, implementation methods, and recent examples of applications. The talk will address some key developments and new programmatic directions, including ones that may provide opportunities for collaboration with NCAR.  The talk will also discuss results from the recent Group on Earth Observations Ministerial Summit and activities of the interagency US Group on Earth Observations.  Finally, the talk will address the topic of human dimensions in Earth system science and the interactions of natural and social sciences for applied research and serving global challenges. This Seminar will be Webcast and here is the Webcast link http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement timing: 
February 27, 2014 to March 3, 2014