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


This year, the ICESat-2 Applications Team, as part of the USFS-NASA Applications Workshop Planning Committee, announces the USFS-NASA Applications Workshop: Satellite Data to Support Natural Resource Management, which will be held April 30 – May 2, 2019, at the Geospatial Technology and Applications Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

The workshop is a collaborative effort between the USFS, NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), ICESat-2, Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), and Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI). The workshop will serve as a forum to discuss how NASA data products can serve the operational goals of the USFS by providing timely synthesized information to support management decisions and project prioritization.

Please visit the workshop website for more details on the workshop scope, goals and logistics.


The USFS-NASA Applications Workshop is an invitation only event due to venue capacity. Interested participants are asked to submit a statement (SOI) of interest in terms of how your work supports USFS operational needs. Please submit your SOI via the following: SOI Submission Form

Remote access will be available. Details to come!

Important Information

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!

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

Tutorial report available here.

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

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
August, 18-19, 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
Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland
March, 2015

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 here.

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