The 2018 Earth Science Technology Forum (ESTF2018) was held June 12-14 in Silver Spring, MD, and drew over 150 attendees from industry, academia, and government.. Hosted by the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO), this annual event showcased the wide array of technology research and development related to NASA's Earth science endeavors.

Attendees encountered the latest advances in NASA technology for Earth science observations – remote sensing instruments, platforms, components, advanced information systems, sensor web technologies, communications, automation, and modeling. ESTF2018 was also intended to promote collaboration and networking among technologists, scientists and mission planners as well as facilitate a more complete understanding of NASA technology requirements.

Plenary talks were given by Dr. Michael Freilich, Director of the NASA Earth Science Division, and Dr. Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research within the NASA Earth Science Division. The proceedings also featured a panel session on Emerging Technologies.

Abstracts and presentations from ESTF2018 are available on the SESSIONS and AUTHOR INDEX pages of this website.

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