ESTO Impacts: A 25th Anniversary Project

March 15, 2023, marked ESTO’s 25th Anniversary. Over the last 25 years, the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) has managed the development of more than 1,100 new technologies for future science measurements. This diverse, forward-looking portfolio has nurtured new Earth-observing capabilities, informed Decadal Surveys and strategic planning, and generated numerous infusions and spinoffs. At least 269 ESTO technologies have been infused into Earth science missions, science campaigns, or other operational or commercial activities over the past 2.5 decades.

While every ESTO project has a story to tell – indeed, an impasse often informs progress more than a runaway success – this highlight series focused on some of the most notable impacts. Please join us in celebrating these achievements as well as the broad successes of the Earth science technology program.