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Joel Scott

Earth Science Data Systems

Joel Scott is a Program Executive for Earth Science Data Systems in the Earth Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Joel has over a decade of experience in foundational research, applied science, data science, and program building and management for the federal government across multiple NASA centers and facilities. Joel built his career using Earth observations to study ecosystem function, climate change, and the carbon cycle. He has formal training in Earth system science, in radiative transfer theory, and in satellite remote sensing from Texas A&M University and Florida State University. Joel firmly believes that advanced Earth observations, data, and models, leveraged for societal benefit, will enable humankind to thrive on our home planet under a changing climate.