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Join us for Applied Sciences Week – a week-long virtual celebration of many ways NASA Earth science is being utilized to make our world a better place. Spearheaded by NASA Earth Applied Sciences Program, Applied Sciences Week will highlight experts and end users from within and outside the agency, speaking about everything from space-borne to boots-on-the-ground solutions to our planet's most pressing concerns. 

Each day, Monday through Thursday, a plenary session will take place from 12-2p EDT. To foster engagement and connect speakers and the audience, breakout rooms will follow the daily plenary sessions Tuesday through Thursday. Do you want to learn more about a project? Hope to make a connection with one of our speakers? Keep the conversation going in one of the thematic breakout rooms! Links to each room are below in the agenda - feel free to pop in to multiple rooms.

Feeling inspired by the power of Earth observations? Join the Applied Sciences Week map-a-thon! The map-a-thon kicks off August 3rd at 2:15p EDT and ends August 6th at 5:00p EDT. Check out the map-a-thon flyer for more information on how to participate.

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Schedule of plenary Events

Monday, August 3: 12 - 2pm EDT

  • 12:00pm - Opening Words (St.Germain)
  • 12:05pm - Applied Sciences Overview & Highlights (Friedl & Sylak-Glassman)
  • 12:15pm - Program Application Areas' Overview & Highlights
    • 12:15pm - Health & Air Quality (Haynes, O'Brien & Hudson-Odoi)
    • 12:25pm - Eco Forecasting (Turner & Nicolau)
    • 12:35pm - Disasters (Green & Munshi)
    • 12:45pm - Water Resources (Brennan & Grazcyk)
    • 12:55pm - Food Security & Agriculture (Brennan & Whitcraft)
  • 1:05pm - User Panel (Moderator: Searby - Panelists: Vaidyanathan, Arrington, Miller, Roffer, Chiesa)
  • 1:50pm - Closing Remarks (Cauffman & Friedl)

Tuesday, August 4: 12 - 3pm EDT (Western us and americas)

  • 12:00pm - Opening Words (Friedl)
  • 12:05pm - Applied Sciences Overview (Sylak-Glassman)
  • 12:11pm - DEVELOP Project: Alaska Transportation & Infrastructure (Green)
  • 12:17pm - Health & Air Quality Highlight: Satellite-aided Dust Forecasting to Mitigate Risks in Valley Fever Infection and Highway Accidents (Tong)
  • 12:28pm - DEVELOP Project: Pacific Northwest Health & Air Quality (Solis)
  • 12:34pm - Water Resources Highlight: Operational Remote Sensing of Agricultural Water Use in Cooperation with Western State Water Resource Agencies for Improved Water Management (Huntington)
  • 12:45pm - Eco Forecasting Highlight: Harnessing NASA Satellite Remote Sensing in Support of Large-Scale Conservation Management on BLM Lands (Zhou)
  • 12:56pm - DEVELOP Project: Fishers Peak Eco Forecasting (Lad)
  • 1:02pm - Disasters Highlight (Molthan)
  • 1:13pm - DEVELOP Project: Rocky Mountain Disasters (Jensen)
  • 1:19pm - SERVIR Amazonia Overview & Highlights (Nicolau)
  • 1:30pm - SICA Engagement Overview & Highlights (Hernandez & Quiroga)
  • 1:41pm - NASA VALUABLES Consortium (Mabee)
  • 1:52pm - Closing Remarks (Kaye & Friedl)
  • 2:15 - 3:00pm: Thematic breakout rooms (1. Water/Ag/Transportation, 2. Disasters, 3. Eco Forecasting, 4. Health & Air Quality

Wednesday, August 5: 12 - 3pm EDT (Central us and africa)

  • 12:00pm - Opening Words (Friedl)
  • 12:05pm - Applied Sciences Overview (Sylak-Glassman)
  • 12:11pm - DEVELOP Project: Huntsville Urban Development (Paris)
  • 12:17pm - Health & Air Quality Highlight: Scaling Up a Multi-State System for West Nile Virus Forecasting in the United States (Wimberly)
  • 12:28pm - DEVELOP Project: Satellite Beach Energy (Nelson)
  • 12:34pm - Disasters Highlight: Africa Floods and Cascading Hazards (Glasscoe)
  • 12:45pm - Eco Forecasting Highlight: Designing Applications to Foster the Health of Terrestrial and Wetland Ecosystems in the Coastal Zone of West Africa (Wood)
  • 12:56pm - DEVELOP Project: Mark Twain National Forest Eco Forecasting (Hafer)
  • 1:02pm - NASA DAAC Perspectives (Murphy)
  • 1:13pm - Water Resources Highlight: Integrating NASA Earth Systems Data into Decision-Making Tools of Member Utilities of the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (Martinez) 
  • 1:24pm - DEVELOP Project: Riley County Water (Nguyen)
  • 1:30pm - SERVIR Africa Hubs Overview & Locust Project Highlights (Adams)
  • 1:45pm - Global Partnership Program (McClain)
  • 1:55pm - Closing Remarks (Friedl)
  • 2:15 - 3:00pm: Thematic breakout rooms (1. Water/Ag, 2. Disasters/Energy, 3. Eco Forecasting, 4. Health & Air Quality/Urban Development)

Thursday, August 6: 12 - 3pm EDT (eastern us and asia)

  • 12:00pm - Opening Words (Friedl)
  • 12:04pm - Applied Sciences Overview (Sylak-Glassman)
  • 12:08pm - NASA Sustainable Development Goals Overview (Kavvada)
  • 12:19pm - Health & Air Quality Highlight: NASA Helps New York Cope with Summer Swelter (Insaf)
  • 12:30pm - DEVELOP Project: Cambridge Urban Development (Barrowman)
  • 12:36pm - DEVELOP Project: Georgia Energy III (Putti)
  • 12:42pm - Disasters Highlight: Flooding Affects in Infrastructure and Exposure in India (Huyck)
  • 12:53pm - DEVELOP: Ellicott City Disasters (Munshi)
  • 12:59pm - Eco Forecasting Highlight: Decision and Information System for the Coastal Waters of Oman (DISCO) - An Integrated Tool for Managing Coastal Resources under Changing Climate (Goes)
  • 1:10pm - DEVELOP Project: Cherokee Water Resources (Goode)
  • 1:16pm - DEVELOP Project: South Carolina Water Resources (Stid)
  • 1:22pm - DEVELOP Project: Bhutan Water Resources & Eco Forecasting (Palchen Wangchuk & Tashi Kaneko)
  • 1:33pm - Water Resources Highlight: Monitoring Surface Water Storage Changes over the Lower Mekong with Multiple Satellite Techniques (Lee)
  • 1:44pm - SERVIR Asia Hubs Overview & Highlights (Mayer)
  • 1:55pm - Closing Remarks (Friedl)
  • 2:15 - 3:00pm: Thematic breakout rooms (1. Water/Ag, 2. Disasters/Energy, 3. Eco Forecasting, 4. Health & Air Quality/Urban Development)

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