PACE Applications Water Quality & Resources Focus Session
NASA's first community focus session for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission was held by the Applications Team for the science, applications, and decision-making communities on July 28th. This one-day event promoted active participation and round-table discussion on future uses of PACE satellite data products to support research & applied sciences in the context of water quality and water resources. The objectives of the event were:
- Increase awareness of PACE data, research, and applications related to water quality and water resources.
- Understand the data challenges that water professionals may experience when using PACE satellite data and identify ways to address data barriers before launch.
- Explore advanced & exploratory PACE products that may add value to the research and applied science user community.
- PACE community development, encouraging engagement/inclusivity with the user community, other earth missions, resource managers, decision-makers, and capacity development.
The focus session encouraged open discussion from individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds including universities, government agencies, and commercial, non-profit, and private sectors.