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NASA Earthdata Webinar Series

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Watch and participate in our data discovery and data access webinars held every month at 2pm ET(UTC/GMT-5). Learn more about available NASA Earth science data, services and tools. As the monthly schedule varies, be sure to check the online catalog for a listing of upcoming events.

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2019 Webinar Videos
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
May 8, 2019

Discover NASA ISS Lightning and Associated Validation Data from GOES-R

Dr. Geoffrey Stano, GHRC DAAC
April 15, 2019

Modern Website Engineering for STA3CD: Subsetting Tools for Advanced Analysis of Airborne Chemistry Data

Dr. Makhan Virdi, and Dr. Damian Gessler, ASDC DAAC
March 28, 2019
ECOSTRESS: NASA's Next-Generation Mission to Measure Evapotranspiration from the International Space Station Dr. Joshua Fisher, ECOSTRESS Science Lead, NASA JPL; Cole Krehbiel, LP DAAC
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March 13, 2019 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis in R Dr. Alison Boyer, Dr. Jessica Welch, ORNL DAAC
February 6, 2019 Discover NASA Ocean Color Data, Services and Tools Robert Lossing, OB.DAAC

Archived Webinar Videos

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Tutorials and Data "How-To" Recipes

Information about available NASA EOSDIS data products, various types of data discovery, data access, and data tool demonstrations or tutorials.

For assistance with any of these tutorials, please contact Earthdata Support and we will forward you to the appropriate DAAC user services office.

2018 Webinars

2018 Webinars
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
November 28, 2018 Making SAR Data Accessible- New Sensors, Tools and Services Dr. Franz Meyer, ASF DAAC
November 14, 2018 Mapping Global Urbanization from Landsat Data and High- Resolution Reference Data Dr. Eric Brown De Colstoun, NASA Goddard; Sri Vinay, SEDAC
October 24, 2018 Goodbye FTP, New Ways to Access NASA's Physical Oceanography Data at PO.DAAC Jessica Hausman and Dr. Lewis McGibbney, PO.DAAC
September 26, 2018 Exploring Earth’s Land Surface with Suomi-NPP NASA VIIRS Land Data Danielle Golon and Cole Krehbiel, LP DAAC
August 16, 2018 NASA ORNL DAAC MODIS and VIIRS Data Tools and Services at your Fingertips Dr. Rupesh Shrestha and Jack McNelis, ORNL DAAC
August 8, 2018 Don't Pass the Salt! NASA's Salinity Mission Continues with SMAP Dr. Thomas Meissner, REMSS; Dr. Jorge Vazquez and Dr. Vardis Tsontos, PO.DAAC
July 25, 2018 Operation IceBridge: Come Discover a Decade of Polar Data Steve Tanner, NSIDC DAAC
June 28, 2018 Discover and Access Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) from the USGS Archive Dr. Chris Barnes, USGS
May 23, 2018 Discover NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) Diane Davies, NASA LANCE
March 28, 2018 Learn How to Subset Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Data with the GES DISC Level 2 Data Subsetter Dr. James Acker, GES DISC
March 7, 2018 Striking New Spatial Bounds Using ISS LIS Data Leigh Sinclair, GHRC DAAC; Dr. Michael Peterson, ESSIC CICS-MD, University of Maryland (UMD).
February 28, 2018 NASA GLOBE Clouds: Matching Cloud Observations from Citizen Scientists with NASA/NOAA Satellite Data Marilé Colón Robles, Cayley Cruickshank-DeFontes, Dr. Brant Dodson, and Tina Rogerson, NASA GLOBE Clouds Program,
January 30, 2018 NASA PO.DAAC State Of The Ocean: I spy with my little eye something... Eric Tauer, Cathy To, Flynn Platt, Ed Armstrong, PO.DAAC
January 24, 2018
Bio-Optical in situ Data Discovery and Access with SeaBASS Joel Scott, OB.DAAC

2016 Webinars

2016 Webinars
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
November 28, 2016 Encore Presentation: Remote Sensing Derived Environmental Indicators for Decision Making Dr. Alex deSherbinin, SEDAC
November 21,2016 Remote Sensing Derived Environmental Indicators for Decision Making Dr. Alex deSherbinin, SEDAC
October 26, 2016 Improve your Airborne Data Discovery and Access with Toolsets for Airborne Data (TAD) Amanda Early and Aubrey Beach, ASDC
September 28, 2016 Discover, Access, and Subset NASA Physical Oceanography Data Mike Gangl and Aaron Plave, PO.DAAC
August 29, 2016 Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Data Management Best Practices Suresh Vannan, Dr. Alison Boyer, Dr. Yaxing Wei, NASA ORNL DAAC
August 24, 2016 TRMM and GPM Precipitation Products and Services at NASA's GES DISC Dr. James Acker, NASA GES DISC
July 28,2016 Explore the Entire Earth, Every Day, with Satellite Imagery from NASA Worldview Ryan Boller, ESDIS, NASA Goddard and Taylor Gunnoe, SSAI, NASA Goddard
June 29, 2016 NASA Space Geodesy Data for Precise Orbit Determination of Altimeter Satellites Dr. Frank Lemoine, Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory, NASA Goddard
June 15, 2016 SeaDAS: Enabling the Study of our Planet from Space Daniel Knowles, OB.DAAC
May 18, 2016 Satellite Techno-Archeology: Old Data Answers New Questions David Gallaher, NSIDC DAAC
May 3, 2016 A View from NASA Terra's Zoom Lens: All about the ASTER Sensor Lindsey Harriman and Danielle Golon, LP DAAC
April 28, 2016 NASA Aquarius Data Training Session #4 (Virtual Poster Session)
*Share “salinity story” during an online poster session
April 21, 2016 NASA Aquarius Data Training Session #3
* Use Aquarius Level-3 data visualization tools
* Tips on communicating your “salinity story" effectively
Annette deCharon (University of Maine) and Dr. Vardis Tsontos, PO.DAAC)
April 14, 2016 NASA Aquarius Data Training Session #2
* Discover Aquarius data from the PO.DAAC
* Access Aquarius data using a variety of tools
Annette deCharon (University of Maine), Dr. Vardis Tsontos ( PO.DAAC), and Dr. Leslie Smith (Your Ocean Consulting, Ltd.)
April 7, 2016 NASA Aquarius Data Training Session #1
* Learn the basics of Aquarius/SAC-D from Dr. Tony Lee (JPL)
* Become familiar with Aquarius salinity data resources
* Understand the structure of Aquarius data
Dr. Tony Lee (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Annette deCharon (University of Maine), and Dr. Vardis Tsontos ( PO.DAAC)
March 23, 2016 Connecting to NASA Renewable Energy Data Resources with GIS Jason Barnett, ASDC
March 15, 2016 Access NASA Land Processes Data with Web Based Services Jason Werpy, LP DAAC
February 24, 2016 Explore, Discover, and Use Field Campaign and Related Data
Manil Maskey, GHRC DAAC
February 11, 2016 Discover Earth Science Data with NASA Earthdata Search Patrick Quinn, EOSDIS EED

2015 Webinars

2015 Webinars
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
November 19, 2015 Share Data with OPeNDAP Hyrax: New Features and Improvements James Gallagher, Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP)
November 18, 2015 Rapid Assessment of Hazard Impacts - NASA SEDAC Hazard Mapper Dr. Greg Yetman, SEDAC/CIESIN
November 12, 2015 Metadata Recommendations, Dialects, Evaluation & Improvement Dr. Ted Habermann, The HDF Group
November 3, 2015 Discover and Use NASA Physical Oceanography Data Dr. Michelle Gierach and Jessica Hausman, PO.DAAC
October 29, 2015 Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) Enhancements for GIS Matthew Tisdale and Brian Tisdale, ASDC
September 29, 2015 Simplified Access to NASA Earth Science Data through OPeNDAP Dr.Yaxing Wei (ORNL DAAC), Aaron Friesz (LP DAAC), and Matthew Tisdale (ASDC)
September 23, 2015 Discover Simplified SAR Solutions at NASA's ASF DAAC Rebecca Miller, ASF DAAC
July 22, 2015 Accessing Real-Time GNSS Data and Derived Products from NASA's CDDIS Carey Noll, Dr. Patrick Michael and Lori Tyahla, CDDIS
May 14, 2015 NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission Data Products Dr. Barry Weiss, Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Systems Architect, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
May 6, 2015 Redesigning Giovanni: More Data, More Plots, Faster Results Dr. James Acker, GES DISC
April 29, 2015 Improving Accessibility and Use of NASA Earth Science Data Matthew Tisdale and Brian Tisdale, ASDC
April 16, 2015 Discovering and Differentiating Data with the NSIDC Search Amanda Leon, NSIDC DAAC
February 19, 2015 Implementing the ISO 19115 model: NASA Earth Science Data Dr. Barry Weiss, Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Systems Architect, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
January 29, 2015 Discover NASA's Gridded Population of the World Dr. Erin Doxsey-Whitfield, Kytt MacManus, SEDAC

2014 Webinars

2014 Webinars
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
December 3, 2014 Diving into the NASA Data Pools with DAAC2Disk Kelly Lemig, LP DAAC
November 19, 2014 Data Albums: An Event Driven Data Discovery and Access Tool Ken Keiser and Ajinkya Kulkarni, GHRC DAAC
November 10, 12-14, 2014 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop Hosted by the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
October 8, 2014 Know your Landsat: Understanding and Accessing Landsat Data Laura Rocchio and Jeannie Allen, NASA; Linda Jonescheit Owen, USGS
September 25, 2014 Accessing Daymet Data Through Web-Based Tools and Services Dr. Michele Thornton, Yaxing Wei and Ranjeet Devarakonda, ORNL DAAC
September 24, 2014 Discover NASA Near Real-Time Earth Science Data using LANCE Diane Davies, LANCE
July 23, 2014 Discover New Data Products at NASA's LP DAAC Kari Beckendorf, LP DAAC
June 11, 2014 Fellowship Opportunities with the NASA Postdoctoral Program Dr. Larry Voorhees, NASA Postdoctoral Program
May 28, 2014 Discover NASA's Archive for Space Geodesy Data: CDDIS Carey Noll and Lori Tyahla, CDDIS
April 23, 2014 Discover and Access Atmospheric Data from NASA's ASDC Michelle Cook and Mary Jane Saddington, ASDC
March 26, 2014 A Beginner's Tour: NASA EOSDIS Data Discovery and Access Jennifer Brennan, EOSDIS Communications, NASA GSFC
February 26, 2014 Real-Life Uses of Radar Data for Real-Life Scientists Michelle Harbin, ASF DAAC
January 22, 2014 Discover Earth Science Data and Services using NASA GCMD Tyler Stevens, GCMD

2013 Webinars

2013 Webinars
Date Title and link to video Speaker(s)
November 20, 2013 Explore NASA Socioeconomic Data using Web Mapping Services Dr. Alex de Sherbinin and Sri Vinay, SEDAC
September 25, 2013 Operation IceBridge Portal - Discover a Wealth of Polar Data (Part 1)
Operation IceBridge Portal - Discover a Wealth of Polar Data (Part 2)
Steve Tanner, NSIDC DAAC
September 11, 2013 Environmental Data Management Best Practices: Part 2 Geospatial Data Suresh K.S. Vannan and Yaxing Wei, ORNL DAAC
September 10, 2013 Environmental Data Management Best Practices: Part 1 Tabular Data Suresh K.S. Vannan and Dr. Robert Cook, ORNL DAAC
August 28, 2013 How To Access NASA ASTER and MODIS Data with Earth Explorer Tool Kelly Lemig, LP DAAC
July 24, 2013 MODIS Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool Tammy Walker Beatty and Suresh K.S. Vannan, ORNL DAAC
June 26, 2013 Giovanni - Access and Visualize Earth Science Data Online Dr. James Acker, GES DISC
May 30, 2013 GHRSST Data Discovery and Access Tools Dr. Ed Armstrong, Dr. Michelle Gierach, Dr. Jorge Vasquez and Rosanna Sumagaysay-Aouda, PO.DAAC
May 29, 2013 GHRSST Sea Surface Temperature Data Discovery and Access Dr. Ed Armstrong, Dr. Michelle Gierach, Dr. Jorge Vasquez and Rosanna Sumagaysay-Aouda, PO.DAAC

Last Updated: May 16, 2019 at 3:33 PM EDT