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Meeting with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group

Manil Maskey (IMPACT/ST11) met with the DOJ Civil Rights Division Artificial Intelligence Working Group lead to offer information about NASA Science Mission Directorate’s AI initiatives and on potential civil rights implications. The DOJ AI working group is focused on the …

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Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program Releases Additional Spire Data Products for the Science Community

The CSDA Program data management team led by Aaron Kaulfus and Helen Parache (ST11) made available 4 additional Spire data products, which have recently completed evaluation, to the science user community. The Ocean Wind, hourly merged GNSS Bistatic Normalized Radar …

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SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) Leads Advanced Python Training of Trainers for SERVIR West Africa

SERVIR AST Principal Investigator Shrad Shukla and colleagues—Greg Husak (University of California, Santa Barbara), Dan McEvoy (Desert Research Institute), and Amy McNally (FEWS NET/NASA)—conducted a week-long capacity building training at the Agrometeorology, Hydrology and Meteorology Regional Center (AGRHYMET) during the …

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Smoke Detection Using a Convolution Neural Network Paper Published in SPIE Proceedings

The IMPACT team’s paper “Pixel level smoke detection model with deep neural network”, led by Muthukumaran Ramasubramanian (UAH/IMPACT), Aaron Kaulfus (ST11) and others, was published in the recent Remote Sensing Proceedings of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. …

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signed Between United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and NASA

On 11/4/22, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and USAID Administrator Samantha Power participated in the MOU signing ceremony, renewing and expanding collaborations between the two agencies, including efforts addressing critical challenges in food security, air quality, extreme weather, and climate change, …

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Data User Profile for ST11 Earth Scientist Published by NASA Earthdata

Timothy Lang (ST11) was recently profiled on the NASA Earthdata website (https://www.earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/data-user-profiles/user-profile-timothy-lang). The profile discusses Lang’s research on thunderstorms, lightning, precipitation, and winds and how he uses NASA datasets from the Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center (GHRC), Data and Information Services …

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Semi-automated Database Syncing Solution Presented at the Earth Science Data systems (ESDS) Technology Spotlight

On 11/21/22, Ed Keeble (IMPACT/Development Seed) and Shelby Bagwell (UAH/IMPACT) of the Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) presented an ESDS Technology Spotlight titled “A Semi-automated GCMD Keyword Update Capability to Ensure Service Consistency” detailing a newly developed and implemented database …

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