The Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) held the third annual Earth Science Technology Conference (ESTC), June 24 to June 26, at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center. Designed to showcase leading-edge technology research funded by ESTO, the conference attracted over 300 technologists, scientists, researchers and academics as well as NASA managers and planners.
The conference agenda included 60 technical papers presented in two parallel tracks: Information Technologies and Observation Technologies. For the presenters, the three-day conference was an opportunity to report on their research and to communicate directly with NASA planners who may be able to incorporate their work into future science measurement missions. Plenary and Luncheon speakers included Dr. Fritz Hasler and Dr. Marshall Shepherd of NASA and Doug Hill, Chief Meteorologist at WJLA-ABC7.