We encourage you to get involved in mission applications by attending an applications event, contacting one of the team members, or joining our online email listserv to stay informed about future activities. You can also provide us with feedback by emailing us at:  icesat-2-applications@lists.nasa.gov

Events and Activities

The Applications Team will host at least one workshop, focus session or tutorial per year. These events are designed to bring developers and users together to engage in dialogue on how products are used and what can be done to improve them.

Upcoming Event

2022 ICESat-2 Atmospheric Applications Focus Session

Register now!
November 16, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 PM (US Eastern) Virtual
A final agenda is now available! Click here for the program.

This focus session creates a collaborate space to learn about the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) and to stimulate multi-mission data solutions to pressing community challenges. It highlights perspectives from various applications communities, as well as from science leaders from available ongoing satellite missions, including ICESat-2, CALIPSO (the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations), and ADM-AEOLUS (Atmospheric Dynamics Mission).

We will facilitate a mutual understanding of the capabilities of ICESat-2, clarify expectations for its use, help identify how the mission data can be combined with data from available lidar atmospheric sensors, and foster collaboration for future data integration.

We invite stakeholders from different fields including transportation, wildfires, agriculture, climate modeling, energy planning and disasters monitoring. Students and young professionals are welcomed!

Have an innovative, practical, and applied use of the ICESat-2 atmospheric data products that you would like to share during the focus session? Email: sabrina.delgadoarias@nasa.gov.

Latest Demo

ICESat-2 Slide Rule June 13, 2022
ICESat-2's Joseph-Paul Swinski presents an overview and demo of the SlideRule tool during our Applications Quarterly call with Applied Users.

In the Spotlight

ICESat-2 Applications Community Newsletter

Check out our latest community newsletter (September 1, 2022)!


Types of Events

  • Workshops: Meetings that are widely announced and open to the public with the intent that a broad diversity of topics is used to facilitate information to audiences with diverse interests.​
  • Focus Sessions: Small events tailored to specific communities to provide detailed information about a connected group of products or applications.​
  • Tutorials: Information transfer events that address potential synergies designed to leverage innovation on how to best combine datasets from other missions (NASA and others) with those of ICESat-2.​
  • Town Halls: Town Halls provide an opportunity for questions and answers with the project science team and the applications team.

Past Events

Explore past events hosted by the ICESat-2 Applications Team!

Mapping and Monitoring Lakes and Reservoirs with Satellite Observations
Virtual NASA ARSET Training
February 9, 2021 - February 23, 2021
Video presentation: here.

Second Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop
10th & 24th Feb 2021
Panel with Steve Tanner (NSIDC DAAC) available here.
Presentation available here.

AMS 101: Partnering with NASA for Data Discovery
January 11, 2021
Abstract & Video available here.

USFS-NASA Pitch Fest
June 2-3, 2020

Book of Abstracts available here.
Recording and presentations available here.

ICESat-2 for Polar Applications Discovery @ Third Polar Data Forum
Helsinki, Finland
November 18 to 22, 2019

Agenda available here.
Session overview and presentations available here.

USFS – NASA Joint Applications Workshop
Salt Lake City, UT
April 30 – May 2, 2019

Meeting prospectus.
The Earth Observer report.

Early Adopter Benchmark Meeting
Boulder, CO
October 31, 2018

Meeting prospectus available here.

Early Adopter Showcase @ Launch
Buellton, CA
September 14, 2018

Applications Handout available here.
EA Small Posters available here.

Early Adopter Roundtables
February 15,20,27, 2018

Roundtables Report available here.

Joint ICESat-2 Atmospheric Tutorial with CALIPSO, EARTHCARE, ADM-AEOLUS and CATS
Boulder, Colorado
May 31 - June 1, 2017

Meeting Prospectus here.
Tutorial report available here.

Melting Ice, Rising Sea Level Focus Session
Huntsville, Alabama
15-16 November 2016

Meeting Prospectus here.
Focus Session Report available here.

ICESat-2 Inland Water Focus Session
AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
Denver, Colorado
November 18, 2015

Focus Session Report available here.

2nd ICESat-2 Applications Workshop
Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland
March 2015

Workshop Report available here.

ICESat-2/SMAP Sea Ice Focus Session
Stennis Space Center, MS
18-19 August 2014

Focus Session Report available here.

Joint Vegetation Tutorial with
Landsat 8

University of Michigan
May 2014

Tutorial report available here .

ICESat-2 Mission Applications: Improving Science Applications Tools and Research
Atlanta, GA
February 2014

A recording of this presentation is available here.

First ICESat-2 applications workshop
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
April 2012

Workshop report available here.

Joint Mission Tutorial with SMAP
Fairbanks, Alaska
September 2012

Tutorial report available .

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