February 29, 2024

New NASA chief scientist pledges a plan to renew agency’s Earth satellite fleet

NASAs recently appointed science and Earth science lead states there is “more to plan” when it comes to figuring out next concerns for the firms aging satellite fleet.Katherine Calvin is the first NASA chief scientist to also act as the companys senior climate consultant, a function produced in February 2021.” Calvins work will reach beyond NASA; the senior environment consultant position was developed to communicate with companies across the federal government as part of President Joe Bidens prioritization of climate change.Katherine Calvin, NASA chief researcher and senior climate advisor. (Image credit: NASAs Scientific Visualization Studio/ NASAs Global Modeling and Assimilation Office) While Earth science is an immediate front to which Calvin will devote much of her time, given the rise in 2021 of flooding and wildfires throughout the world, other sectors of NASA science will likewise get her attention, she said.

NASAs newly selected science and Earth science lead says there is “more to plan” when it comes to figuring out next priorities for the agencys aging satellite fleet.Katherine Calvin is the first NASA chief scientist to also act as the firms senior climate consultant, a role developed in February 2021.” Calvins work will reach beyond NASA; the senior climate consultant position was developed to interact with agencies throughout the federal government as part of President Joe Bidens prioritization of environment change.Katherine Calvin, NASA chief researcher and senior environment consultant. (Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls) NASA administrator Bill Nelson, who was also on the call with reporters, pointed to the rise of analytic data as being essential to resolve the effects of environment change.As an example, he pointed to what he terms a “Mission Control center for environment change,” referring to a forthcoming “climate durability design center” that the firm revealed in October that will be focused on helping state, local and tribal federal governments with their adjustment techniques. (Image credit: NASAs Scientific Visualization Studio/ NASAs Global Modeling and Assimilation Office) While Earth science is an immediate front to which Calvin will devote much of her time, provided the increase in 2021 of flooding and wildfires throughout the world, other sectors of NASA science will likewise get her attention, she said.