Initial Publication Date: January 13, 2021

Getting Started with NASA Data: Mapping Hazards from Space

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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10:00am PT | 11:00am MT | 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET

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Cynthia Hall, NASA Earth Science Data Systems Program
Sara Lubkin, NASA Earth Science Data Systems Program

Webinar Description

NASA's Earth science data collections provide a wealth of information to aid in our understanding of Earth's processes, in the development of innovative solutions for real-world challenges, and in making data-based decisions. Specifically, NASA data are being used by researchers and decision makers in forecasting hazards, understanding community risk and response, and in assessing post-hazard impacts. The data are all freely and openly available.

In this session, we will showcase resources at to help in data access, retrieval, and use, as well as highlight three use cases of data in action: sea level change, urban heat islands, and earthquake deformation.

Webinar Goals

The goals of this webinar are to:

  • Raise awareness to the variety of data collections freely and openly available through NASA Earth Science;
  • Highlight new resources to help users, novice and expert, access, use, or and interactively explore remote sensing data, some of which is available in near real-time; and
  • Showcase how NASA data are being used in three different scenarios – sea level change, urban heat islands, and earthquake ground deformation.


Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
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