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Webinar 7: Data

August 1, 2024, 8:00 p.m. ET

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Every second of every day, NASA satellites are collecting data to help us better understand and protect our home planet. Have you ever wondered what kinds of data NASA collects and how you can access it? Join us and find out how and why we use Earth-observing satellites to collect data, where you can access this free and openly sourced data, and how various NASA-sponsored programs are helping make data understandable and accessible to everyone.



Elizabeth Joyner


Elizabeth Joyner serves as Community Coordinator to promote the use of NASA Earthdata and resources with end users. She has worked with NASA funded projects and programs since 2014 working with Virginia Space Grant, NASA’s Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center, and currently at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center serving NASA Headquarters’ Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program.


Owen Kelley


For the past 25 years, Owen Kelley has worked with remote-sensing precipitation-estimation algorithms at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. As an employee of George Mason University, Dr. Kelley has worked on-site at Goddard's Precipitation Processing System (PPS) within Code 610.2. He performed a variety of duties with his primary duties being the development of visualization software and the analysis of precipitation algorithms to detect anomalies before or after PPS begins production runs of an algorithm. Kelley has also researched hurricane intensification and the observed climatology of convective storms and other kinds of precipitation. His graduate work and professional experience enables him to understand precipitation-estimation algorithms, to examine the statistical properties of their output, and to explain these data products to researchers and the public. Over the years, Kelley has written six journal articles as first author, given talks to technical and non-technical audiences, and been interviewed by the media.


Genevieve de Messieres


Geneviève de Messières is the lead for the Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership. She is based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and lives nearby with her wife, dog, and three cats. Before arriving at NASA, she earned her PhD in astronomy from the University of Virginia and managed the Astronomy Education Program at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She is a Virginia Master Naturalist and especially likes to garden with native plants, to birdwatch, and to identify solutions for light pollution. With Earth to Sky, she is particularly excited to build strong ties with interpreters and communicators across the nation, focusing on making all voices welcome. She enjoys working with the community of NASA-funded earth scientists, identifying their goals and outreach interests, and connecting them with interpreters with a common focus in their place-based work. She looks forward to working with you to improve access to excellent tools for interpreting climate change.


Angie Rizzi


Angie Rizzi is the My NASA Data Task Lead who  joined the team in 2018. She is a highly qualified teacher with certification in Middle School Math and Science and High School Earth Science. She taught for over 11 years and is a seasoned GLOBE teacher. She also has over 10 years of experience as an IT consultant which she leveraged to effectively utilize technology in her classroom.


Dorian Janney

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Dorian Janney has a passion for sharing the wonders of NASA's science and exploration with others across all age levels! For over three decades she taught public school in both special and general education settings across all grade levels. She was an Einstein Fellow Finalist, achieved National Board Certification in Science Education, served on numerous education working groups, and has written science curriculum for the country. She now serves as the GPM Education and Outreach Coordinator, developing resources to help share the science, technology, and real-world applications of GPM with others. She is a Mentor GLOBE trainer, a member of the GLOBE Education Working Group, and supports the GLOBE field campaigns. Her most recent project is leading an effort to engage Lifelong Learners with The GLOBE Campaign’s Citizen Science efforts.

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