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Planetary scientists and astrobiologists, Science Activation team members, and Informal Educators are invited to apply to attend a 2023 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop.
The next Planetary ReaCH workshop is in New Orleans June 8-10, and the application deadline is May 8. We have travel stipends. Apply now!
- June 8 – 10, 2023; Tulane University, New Orleans
- June 22 – 24, 2023; SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
- Aug 17 – 19, 2023; Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
- Nov 2 – 4, 2023; Puerto Rico
For more information, please contact Andy Shaner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submit your nominations by May 10, 2023.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking experts to participate in a new study to assess NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Activation (SciAct) program. Now in its second phase of programming, SciAct is looking to NASEM to support its ongoing efforts to achieve its stated objectives.
The committee will carry out its work by drawing on 1) evidence about effective STEM education in- and out-of-school summarized in previous reports from the Board on Science Education, 2) documentation of changes to the SciAct program since NASEM’s 2020 Science Activation Assessment,
Request for Information: DRAFT Federal Strategy to Advance an Integrated U.S. Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Information System (GHGMIS) Released for Review and Public Comment Number: NNH23ZDA009L Response Date: April 19, 2023
Short Direct URL: https://go.nasa.gov/USGGMIDraftFederalStrategy
This post announces the release of 1) a draft interagency report entitled, “Federal Strategy to Advance an Integrated U.S. Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Information System” (GHGMIS Strategy) and 2) an associated GHGMIS Strategy Request for Information (RFI) on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). These documents may be located using the direct link above.
Both documents have been published
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 @ 2:00pm ET (7:00pm UTC, 8:00pm CET). The State of Trees - February 2023: Local Comparisons of Change Over Time for Land Cover and Tree Height and a Call to Students!
This was the 54th webinar for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. The webinar focused on country comparisons of land cover and tree heights using online data mapping tools that the campaign has highlighted often and a discussion thinking about the growth rate of trees over time with the context of "Does your city/town have a tree plan?" Following this, the webinar put out aDownload
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 @ 1:00pm ET (6:00pm UTC, 7:00pm CET). The State of Trees - March 2023: May the Forest Be With You: Mapping Ecosystem Structure and Understanding Global Carbon Balance with GEDI.
This was the 55th webinar for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, or GEDI, measures the 3D structure of Earth from the International Space Station using near-infrared lasers. The data that GEDI collects are immensely valuable for improving our understanding of the world's forests and complex carbon cycles. In this presentation, GEDI scientist Dr. Adrián Pascual and research assistant Ms. Tali Schwelling, discussedDownload
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 @ 1:00pm ET (5:00pm UTC, 7:00pm CEST). The State of Trees – April 2023. The NASA Surface Water and Open Topography (SWOT) Mission and how it aligns to water edges and land cover.
Join the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team and Dr. Ben Hamlington, Research Scientist in the Sea Level and Ice Group, in the Earth Sciences Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California USA as we discuss the NASA SWOT Mission. Learn about NASA's first global survey of Earth's surface water, providing data for clean air and water, extreme events, and long-term environmentalDownload
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 10:30am ET (3:30pm UTC, 4:30pm CET). The State of Trees - January 2023: Setting a Baseline and a Look Back at the November 2022 International Forest Conference in Slovenia.
The 53rd webinar for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will be the next step in getting students comfortable with all the data accessible for student research. By establishing a baseline for student research, we will be able to focus much of this webinar on how students locate and decide what trees to observe and include in their research. This concept falls on lastDownload
Do you have opinions about eliminating the exclusive access period for Hubble and/or JWST data? A new NASA Open Science policy says “There shall be no period of exclusive access to Mission data….” But the devil’s in the details. Please take the Community Survey on Data Access Policies for Hubble and JWST and share your thoughts! The survey takes about 10-15 min. It will be open until Feb 15.
The Goddard Earth Sciences Division is proud to present a webinar on "Anxiety": Beyond "Worry"
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Noon (Eastern)
The terms worry and anxiety are often used interchangeably. This presentation focuses on the differences between the two and highlights ways to decrease anxiety levels.
Jane Gurganious is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and an employee assistance specialist. She is a board-certified supervisor and has 30 years of clinical experience counseling individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings.Download
ROSES-22 Amendment 58: F.9 Citizen Science Seed Funding Program Revision
The Citizen Science Seed Funding Program (F.9 CSSFP) aims to support scientists and other experts to develop citizen science projects and to expand the pool of scientists who use citizen science techniques in their science investigations. Four Divisions of the SMD are participating in the CSSFP: the Astrophysics Division, the Biological and Physical Sciences Division, the Heliophysics Division, and the Planetary Science Division. All proposals must address one or more goal(s) or objective(s) relevant to at least one of these participating SMD divisions. The Earth Science Division is not participating.
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall on the NASA Science Career Path Tool at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Thursday, October 20. This town hall will be focused on the Science Career Path Tool, an interactive online tool that features five distinct science career tracks and summarizes the common roles across the NASA science workforce. The tool can assist scientists, managers, students, and prospective employees to NASA in their awareness of career opportunities, help plan and navigate careers, and determine training and development needs to better prepare them for different roles.
Members of SMD, the science community, academia, and the public are invited
The virtual SMD Bridge Program Workshop is scheduled for October 17–21, 2022. Please see the attached flyer for details.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring all stakeholders in the NASA SMD Bridge Program together to build on the framework established by the Bridge Program Workshop Organizing Committee (BPWOC) and collaboratively co-create a program that increases the diversity of the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.
A detailed schedule is available by viewing the agenda.
Registration fees are not being collected for this virtual workshop, but registration is required for communication purposes, including virtualDownload
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 1:30pm EDT (5:30pm UTC). Planting Roots and Leaving a Legacy Behind and Setting the Research Stage for Year 5 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Focus: North America.
This webinar will be the final webinar for Year 4 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Next month (October 2022) will begin Year 5. During this webinar, we will have several guest speakers, led by teacher Julie Houck, of Defiance Elementary School in Defiance, Ohio. Julie will begin by discussing how she and her students have used resources as a GLOBE teacher to reachDownload
Saturday, October 1 is International Observe the Moon Night! You are invited to join observers around the world in learning about lunar science and exploration, making celestial observations, and honoring cultural and personal connections to the Moon. This annual, worldwide public engagement event takes place when the Moon is close to first quarter – a great phase for evening observing.
We encourage you to interpret 'observe' broadly. From lunar art projects to virtual field trips to data that you can hear, there are so many ways to enjoy, learn about, and connect with the Moon. Visit the International Observe theDownload
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Focusing on Students and Educators as they prepare for Year 5 of the Campaign and the 2023 GLOBE IVSS: Featuring Highlights from the U.S. Forest Service’s Tree Canopy Cover Layer and U.S. Tree Mapping and Monitoring. Focus: North America.
This webinar will bring the campaign to the GLOBE North America Region with a focus on activities that can assist students and teachers, from all across GLOBE, with their tree, land cover, greenings, and carbon cycle research, as part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. We will have a guestDownload
Friday, July 22
4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. MDT / 1 p.m. PDT
Learn about a variety of versatile, hands-on activities that scientists can use to engage different audiences in planetary science. All planetary scientists (including researchers, engineers, and graduate students) are invited to join to discuss effective strategies and share your experiences and favorite activities. Speakers include Amelia Chapman (NASA JPL) who helps run NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance’s community of practice, Eve Klein (Institute for Learning Innovation) whose programs help organizations connect public audiences with local research through dialogue with scientists, and
NASA is sending spacecraft to study objects throughout the solar system! With support from the ChemCam instrument team on the Mars Curiosity mission, the LPI is hosting informational webinars for students and early career researchers who have an interest in becoming involved in current or future planetary missions. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists are invited to join us for a discussion of how to prepare, both academically and professionally, for a career in mission science. We will also share opportunities for getting involved!
Each virtual event features a panel of mentors and mission scientists who will
The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP), happening now, from 22 April through 22 May 2022. Everyone, from students to educators to citizen scientists can participate in the IOP by collecting Tree Height and Land Cover observations, using the traditional GLOBE protocol observations and/or the NASA GLOBE Observer App. Your observations will add significantlyDownload
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 11:00am EDT (3:00pm UTC, 5:00pm CEST, 6:00pm Arabian Standard Time). Highlighting Biometry Measurements Through Student Research Projects and Online Tools within the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia and GLOBE Near East and North Africa Regions. Region Focus: Near East and North Africa and a return to GLOBE Europe and Eurasia.
Join the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign as we enter the GLOBE Near East and North Africa Region. We will showcase some exciting student research projects from this region, as well as have student presenters returning from the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region,Download
The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as muchDownload
The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as much concentratedDownload
Just a reminder: the deadline for submitting abstracts to the Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference is Feb 23. Details about this conference were in this post, and can be found at https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/advancingidea2022.
The conference is scheduled for April 25–29, 2022.
Purpose and Scope
Recently, there has been a transformation of thought in the planetary and astrobiological sciences regarding the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). NASA and other planetary science stakeholders have committed to fostering IDEA principles throughout their agencies and funded programs. NASA has added language to standard Announcements of Opportunity, requested information
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 1:00pm EST (6:00pm UTC). All About the European Phenology 2022 Spring Tree Campaign with Student Research Presentations from Across the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region. Region Focus: Europe and Eurasia.
This webinar will be the second month of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focus on the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region. During the webinar, Lenka Kleger of the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Coordination Office will discuss the GLOBE European Phenology's 2022 Spring Tree Campaign and its goal for students to observe trees from buds to leaves, using the GLOBE GreenDownload
Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar: Telling our Tree Stories with examples from the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region. Focus: Europe and Eurasia.
Have you ever wondered how precipitation impacts the kinds of trees and the land cover found in different locations? Ever wonder how different regions might be impacted by climate change? During this presentation by Dorian Janney, you will learn about and be invited to join an on-going project to look at the potential impacts of climate change on trees and land cover around the world. Project participants will share a tree and land cover observation from one location, and easily get the last 20 years of precipitation data for that location from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. These “TreeDownload
Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar: Looking at Trees Across Africa with a Special Presentation on the "Unexpectedly Large Count of Trees in the Western African Sahara and Sahel." Region Focus: Africa.
This is the second campaign webinar focusing on the GLOBE Africa Region and will highlight the second half of an interview with GLOBE Africa Regional Alumni Coordinator and GLOBE Benin Country Coordinator, Mr. Ylliass Destin Lawani. The featured presentation will be presented by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientist, Dr. Compton Tucker and University of Copenhagen Scientist, Dr. Martin Brandt. They will present their ground-breaking research focusing on the dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests which are often discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, their research hasDownload