Dr. Bawden manages a diverse research portfolio that is a blend of advancing solid Earth, terrestrial hydrology, and natural hazards science and enabling new research capabilities with Geodetic Imaging (i.e. NISAR, UAVSAR, and SDC) and GNSS. His solid Earth program seeks innovative research that advances the fundamental understanding of plate tectonics, lithosphere dynamics, earthquake processes, volcanic unrest, and land subsidence/ landslide mechanisms through remote sensing and modeling. In hydrology, he focuses on characterizing the terrestrial water cycle via space based and airborne remote sensing techniques to learn: where is the water? how much water is there in storage, transit, and changing phase (solid, liquid, gas)? how long will it be there? what conditions promote change? and how will climate change influence the global water cycle? He also seeks to advance the emerging field of Hydrogeodesy that utilizes geodetic techniques to quantify the distribution and movement of water around Earth. Dr. Bawden manages NASA’s Earth observing Geodetic Imaging portfolio (SAR and InSAR) and GNSS which enables research in nearly every focus area (Ecosystems, Cryosphere, Solid Earth, Water, Physical Oceanography, and Weather) and all Applied Science themes (Agriculture, Disaster Response, Water Resources, Health, Ecological Conservation, Wildland Fires, Climate, and Capacity Building) and provides a technology/technique testbed to explore the next generation of research capabilities.