NASA Invites Media to Briefing on New Water Data Platform


Nevada farmer Denise Moyle in a field checking her mobile phone.
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Nevada farmer Denise Moyle will use OpenET to plan irrigation of her alfalfa fields.
Credits: Photo courtesy of Glow by G Photography

NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 21, to share a powerful, new, web-based platform to help those who rely on water resources across the drought-stricken western U.S.

Building on more than two decades of research, OpenET puts NASA data into the hands of farmers, water managers, conservation groups, and others to accelerate improvements and innovations in water management.

Participants in the briefing will be:

  • Forrest Melton, OpenET project scientist and program scientist, NASAs Western Water Applications Office, NASA Ames Research Center Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology
  • Brad Doorn, program manager, water resources and agriculture application areas, NASA Applied Sciences Program
  • Robyn Grimm, OpenET project manager and senior manager, water information systems, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Justin Huntington, OpenET project scientist and senior research scientist, Desert Research Institute
  • Martha Anderson, OpenET science team member and research scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Gabriel Senay, OpenET science team member and research scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Richard Allen, OpenET science team member and professor, water resources engineering, University of Idaho
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