Published December 10, 2023 | Version v8
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AGU 2023 Pre-Conference Workshop - Getting Started with NASA Earth Science Data: From Beginners to Experts (#193391)

  • 1. ROR icon Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 2. ROR icon Adnet Systems (United States)
  • 3. ROR icon National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • 4. ROR icon Science Systems and Applications (United States)
  • 5. ROR icon United States Geological Survey
  • 6. ROR icon KBR (United States)


General Description

Sunday, 10 December 2023: 08:00 - 15:00 PST 

This workshop strives to demystify NASA Earth data, services, and tools for data users who are new to NASA data by showcasing commonly used data discovery, access, and application tools for researchers.  The instruction and scaffolded/supported practice will offer 30 participants access to NASA subject matter experts (SME) who will provide strategies for finding and accessing freely open and available NASA Earth science data to help promote interdisciplinary research. Workshop facilitators span from across NASA's Earth Science Data Systems, Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project, and Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Together the SMEs will model strategies for accessing and downloading Earth observation data, including Earthdata in the cloud and facilitate learning with participants by providing dedicated time to access data and practice using popular tools and techniques. Tools such as Giovanni, Appears, Earthdata Search, and others will be featured.  In an effort to better understand the needs of this user group a pre/post survey will be conducted. This will help to better meet the needs of the participants' with respect to skills, interests, datasets, and research domains.

Please see Requirements in the Files section for action items to address BEFORE Sunday's workshop.  Review the general "Know Before your Go" reference guide for attendees for other important information.  


Room: Moscone Center, 3005 - West

Moscone Center West Address:   

800 Howard St
(at the corner of Fourth & Howard streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Need help navigating?  

  • San Francisco's Welcome Ambassadors are ready to help improve your visitors experience. Just look for their bright orange jackets!
  • San Francisco Community Ambassadors, retired San Francisco Police Officers, will be about and wearing blue and gray jackets
  • Yerba Buena Community Escorts – for assistance, please call 415-543-9223 / text: 415-559-1362 – they will walk you to/from a location in this area
  • Union Square Alliance Escorts – for assistance, please call: 415-781-4456 – they will walk you to/from a location in this area


On Sunday, all Learning Workshop organizers/presenters/attendees are required to enter the Moscone Center at the main entrance to the West Building. Registration for workshops will open at 7:30 AM on Sunday.  AGU requires all organizers/presenters/attendees attending AGU23 to visit the registration desk to collect their name badge and other conference materials.

Notes (English)


(Please refer to the latest version in Zenodo for updated schedule.)

Update: AGU will provide breakfast in foyer outside of our meeting room.  

8-8:30 AM

  • Welcome & Audience Introductions
  • Overview of the Day
  • Housekeeping
  • Code of Conduct
  • Review Resources, Survey Results

8:30- 9:30 AM

9:30-10 AM

10-10:45 AM: Introduction to AppEEARS

  • Digging Deeper

10:45-11 AM: Coffee Break

11-11:30 AM: Introduction to Giovanni

11:30  - 12 PM: Digging Deeper with mentors in the tools of your choice:

  • Worldview
  • Earthdata Search
  • AppEEARS
  • Giovanni

12-12:50 PM: Lunch

12/7/2023 UPDATE:  

  • Lunch provided by AGU and available in foyer outside meeting rooms. 

12:50 - 1 PM: Housekeeping

 Single Point Time Series: Introduction to Cloud Computing

2-3 PM: Overview of NASA Resources for Supporting Users back at Home

Earthdata Support 

Here you can submit a ticket that will be filtered and triaged to the appropriate discipline-specific data center or subject matter expert(s). Email: 

3PM: Adjourn

Notes (English)

Presenter's Contact Information

Other (English)

Code of Conduct

The aim of the workshop is to be inclusive and welcome a diverse range of contributors with varying backgrounds. We are dedicated to fostering a friendly, safe, and inclusive environment for all, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion.

This code of conduct articulates our expectations for community participants and outlines the consequences for unacceptable behavior. Additionally, it strives to promote open science citizenship by prompting participants to recognize and enhance the connections between their actions and their impact on the community.

We extend an invitation to all workshop participants, presenters, and facilitators to join us in creating positive and secure experiences for everyone. If you observe someone actively working to ensure our community remains welcoming, friendly, and encourages the full participation of all members, we encourage you to bring it to our attention.

NASA's policies on anti-harassment and diversity

Our Goals for This Workshop

Our goal for this workshop is to establish a culture that is both welcoming and inclusive, empowering individuals to learn and explore NASA's Open data and tools. Achieving this necessitates a balanced approach—a free exchange of ideas guided by considerate principles. Striking this balance is crucial; an environment overly focused on openness may lead to colleagues withdrawing due to thoughtless or intentionally hurtful comments, while overly restrictive guidelines may make people feel unwelcome.

While it's impossible to list every action that fosters a welcoming space, the workshop facilitators and presenters are committed to integrating innovative ways to include their participants. In moments of uncertainty, we encourage you to refer to the following principles for guidance:

  1. Cultivate empathy and humility.
  2. Engage authentically and actively to contribute to this community of practice in a positive way.
  3. Demonstrate consideration and respect in both speech and actions.
  4. Assume that each member of this community is striving for excellence.
  5. Practice active and attentive listening.
  6. Pose questions and seek to understand your partners' contexts.
  7. Promote balanced communication—encourage others to listen as much as they speak.
  8. Prioritize collaboration over conflict.
  9. Treat others' identities and cultures with respect, including using correct names and pronouns.
  10. Stay mindful of your surroundings and fellow participants; promptly notify community leaders of any dangerous situations, distress, or violations of the Code of Conduct, no matter how seemingly inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

To articulate the expectations that are incompatible with the culture we aim to cultivate for this workshop, we've outlined below the behaviors that are deemed unacceptable:

  1. Violence, threats of violence, or the use of violent language directed towards another person.
  2. Unwelcome verbal or written comments, or physical conduct, based on race, religion, color, sex (with or without sexual conduct, including pregnancy and sexual orientation involving transgender status/gender identity, and sex-stereotyping), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, or political affiliation.
  3. Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  4. Posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information ("doxing").
  5. Inappropriate photography or recording.
  6. Inappropriate physical contact.
  7. Unwelcome sexual attention, including sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.
  8. Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person).
  9. Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers reserve the right to take any action they deem appropriate, including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without prior warning.

Consequences for Violations of the Code of Conduct

The responsibility of community leaders is to uphold our standards of acceptable behavior. We will implement fair and appropriate corrective measures in response to any behavior deemed inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community leaders possess the right and obligation to remove, edit, or reject comments, issues, and other contributions that deviate from this Code of Conduct.

AGU Code of Conduct

AGU Events and Meetings Code of Conduct and Safe AGU: Please review these important policies prior to the meeting.  


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