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Vanessa Escobar

Deputy Applications Coordinator, NASA /Booz Allen Hamilton, Global Decision Services

How I work with Harvest

Vanessa Escobar works with Harvest on behalf of Global Decision Services on decision science, valuation and impact research. She is developing a Food Security and Agriculture end user database as well as an Early Adopters Community, bringing new end users into the process and linking them to relevant EO products. She works to develop societal impact analysis and user engagement. Through her NASA work, Vanessa has expertise in SMAP, ICESat2 and the NASA Carbon Monitoring System. 


Vanessa M. Escobar is NASA’s Deputy Applications Coordinator for the recently launched SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) mission and for the ICESat-2 Mission.  Ms. Escobar also leads the science and stakeholder applications for NASA’s Carbon Monitoring Systems Initiative at Goddard Space Flight Center.  She facilitates and translates discussions across scientific and political boundaries related to water resource management, risk, hydrology, remote sensing, public policy, carbon science and decision support frameworks. Her research is geared towards analysing the sensitivity of earth science data in operational modelling systems, evaluating the value of information in decision support structures and applying that knowledge to areas of societal benefit.  Ms. Escobar works closely with the emergency response community, the reinsurance community and the wine/viticulture industry to help scale and improve the use of remote sensing observations for efficient use of resources and business management practices.