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Kartik Sheth, PhD

The NASA Earth Science Division’s Early Adopters Programs seek to accelerate the ingestion and use of NASA data by decision makers. Early Adopters Programs provide potential users with proxy data products before a launch, train them to use these products, and foster interactions between the Early Adopters and Science Team members to enhance algorithms and data products for wider utility. In our assessment of the 11 Early Adopters Programs implemented over the past decade, we identify a number of successes and challenges.

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