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

ICESat-2 Applications Town Hall at AGU

ICESat-2 is now in its final year before launch in 2018. Curious about how you could use the upcoming ICESat-2 data? This town hall provides updates on mission development, highlights research insights for the application of ICESat-2 observations, and provides an opportunity to learn how you can get involved in defining new areas of application of benefit to your target communities.

We invite you to join us! For latest information, visit the American Geophysical Union site for our Town Hall.


You must be registered to attend the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting to attend the ICESat-2 Applications Town Hall. 

Visit the AGU registration site for more information.

Important Information

  • Monday, December 11, 2017: ICESat-2 Applications Town Hall Begins
  • Time: 12:30-13:30
  • Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 252-254, New Orleans, Louisiana

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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