The 2016 Earth Science Technology Forum (ESTF2016) was held June 14-16 in Annapolis, MD, and drew over 160 attendees from industry, academia, and government.

Hosted by the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO), this event showcased a broad cross section of technology research and development related to NASA's Earth science endeavors, including remote sensing instruments, platforms, components, advanced information systems, sensor web technologies, communications, automation, and modeling. In all, the proceedings offered over 60 presentations within two parallel tracks of sessions.

Of note: the opening plenary talk (PDF) was given by Michael Freilich, Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division; George Komar, Director of ESTO, held a Town Hall on Tuesday Evening; and Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research in Earth Science, and Azita Valinia, Lead for Advanced Planning at ESTO, gave plenary talks on Wednesday (Valinia talk PDF).