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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

NASA 2024 Early Adopter Showcase
Register Now! 
July 30 - 31. 2024, Washington, DC
For more information visit the event website.

Our aim is to bring together representatives from NASA HQ, NASA Flight and Science Teams, center Earth Action champions, DAAC representatives and representatives from initiatives with strong community ties (e.g., NASA SPoRT, CMS, NASA Harvest, ACRES, WWAO, AEOIP). Besides celebrating the mission Early Adopters we have built into the agenda various opportunities for discussion of key topics (e.g., user preparedness, co-developed science based solutions, measuring impact, user services), which will be of interest to all, particularly as we advance into our Earth Science to Action Strategy.

Demo Corner

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 Science and Applications Community Newsletter

Check out our latest community newsletter (March 20, 2024)!


Earth Science to Action 

NASA recently released its Earth Science to Action strategy here.

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!

Third ICESat-2 Applications Workshop
June 3 - 4, 2024
Presentations available here. Earthdata login required.


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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