Member Highlight: NASA Earth Observations

Mission: NASA Earth Observation's (NEO) mission is to help you picture climate and environmental changes as they occur on our home planet.

About: NEO, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, is a system that delivers global imagery of NASA Earth science data. The system was developed to meet the needs of an audience that has a desire to use images of NASA data but does not have...

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ESIP Delegate Oral Statement issued at GEO XII Plenary - Nov. 12 2015. Mexico City.

Chairs and assembled colleagues.

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), seeds innovation, develops and vets best practices and advances technologies across broad-based, distributed communities of science, data and information technology practitioners. ESIP's status as a leading US collaboration network and neutral convener has made it the go-to place to forge consensus on emerging data-related topics, all under the banner of "making data matter". ESIP builds collaborations among those who wish to contribute expertise to resolving common problems.


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Learning to Use More Than a Hammer: A Review of the Software Carpentry Workshop

There's an old saying that when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I know, it's cliched and painfully overused, but stay with me here. In the world of working with scientific data, and processing data using a computer and a programming environment, this--cliched or not--is the situation many young scientists find themselves in. In coming up through academia on a scientific path (rather than engineering or computer science route), we find ourselves frequently working with data and programming languages without having had the fundamental training in software...

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Agriculture, Climate and Water: Can Drones Help Us Make Better Management Decisions?

Flinging a small fixed-wing drone into the crisp morning air to monitor an agricultural field, the whine of the propellers gives way to a burst of radio chatter. I direct my small undergraduate team to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the field while keeping an eye on the operations laptop, watching the flight progress. This careful combination of in-situ field emissions measurements and high-resolution remotely sensed imagery has exciting implications for...
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