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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Carbon Research Program Policy Speaker Series

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Previous Speakers

2018

Lauren Flecther, CEO & Founder, BioCarbon Engineering

Bld. 33, G133

Tree-planting Drone Technology for Global Scale Ecosystem Restoration
ANNOUNCEMENT

Lisa Hanle, Director of the MRV Support Program, GHG Management Institute

Bld. 33, A128

Building the People and Institutions needed for Greenhouse Gas Management
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Jeff Allenby, Director of Conservation Technology, and Cassandra Pallai, Geospatial Program Manager, Chesapeake Conservancy

Bld. 33, A128

Enhancing Chesapeake Bay Restoration with High-Resolution Landscape Data
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow & Forests and Climate Specialist, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Bld. 33, A128

Converting the Land Use sector in Latin America from a carbon source to a carbon sink
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Charles Murphy, Manager, TreeBaltimore
Nathan Randolph , GIS Specialist

Bld. 33, Room G133
The TreeBaltimore Partnership: Increasing Tree Canopy at the City Level
RECORDING AND SLIDES

 

2017

Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities

Bld. 33, Room A128

How C40 Cities are bringing cities and data together to build a climate-safe future
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Kevin Brown, Senior Geospatial Analyst, and Gabriel Sidman, Geospatial Analyst,
Winrock International

Bld. 33, Room G133
Putting data to work challenges and practical approaches to bring remotely sensed data into land use planning in the developing world
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Naomi Swickard, Director of Land-based Frameworks, VCS

Bld. 33, Room A128
Leveraging standards for greater impact: the need for measurable outcomes to drive incentives
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Charlotte Streck, Co-founder and Director, and Stephanie Roe, Senior Land Use Consultant, Climate Focus

Bld. 33, Room A128
Evaluating progress on international climate change and land use commitments: Paris Agreement and the New York Declaration on Forests
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Amy Morsch, Director of Sustainability and Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Bld. 33, Room G133
Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Local Climate Policy: Recent Progress and Persistent Challenges

RECORDING AND SLIDES
Steve Crooks, Wetlands Science and Coastal Management Principal, Silvestrum Climate Associates

Bld. 33, Room G133
Experience bringing coastal wetlands to the U.S. GHG Inventory and carbon markets

RECORDING AND SLIDES
Andres Espejo, Carbon Finance Specialist & Forests and Landscapes Team Member, The World Bank

Bld. 33, Room G133
Challenges and Opportunities in Monitoring of Emission Reductions in World Bank Land Use Carbon Finance Programs

RECORDING AND SLIDES

Joan Maloof, Executive Director, Old-Growth Forest Network

Bld. 33, Room A128

Linking Remote Sensing and Carbon Research with Forest Protection

RECORDING AND SLIDES

Doug Boucher, Scientific Advisor, Tropical Forests & Climate Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists

Bld. 33, Room A128

Ending Deforestation, Increasing Reforestation and Transforming Agriculture: What We’ve Done, What We Plan, What We Need
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Stefanie Simpson, Blue Carbon Coordinator, Restore America's Estuaries

Bld. 33, Room A128

Blue Carbon Market Opportunities and Science Needs
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Nancy Harris, Research Manager for Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute

Bld. 33, Room G133

Global Forest Watch Climate: Pixel perfection for carbon detection
RECORDING AND SLIDES


2016

Eleanor Milne, Modeling Component Coordinator for Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Carbon Benefits Project, Colorado State University

Location: Bld. 33, Room, G133
Remote Presentation

The Carbon Benefits Project (CBP): Tools to estimate the climate change mitigation co-­benefits of land management projects
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Director of Forest Carbon Science, WWF

Location: Bld. 33, Room, A128
REDD+ MRV and reference levels: A synthesis of lessons learned
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Phil DeCola, Chief Science Officer, Sigma Space Corporation

Location: Bld. 33, Room, A128

Progress toward an Integrated Global GHG Information System (IG3IS)
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Everett Hinkley– National Remote Sensing Program Manager, US Forest Service Geospatial Management Office

Location: Bld. 33, Room, A128
Remote Sensing and Carbon Monitoring activities in the Forest Service
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Leif Hockstad– Team leader - US GHG Inventory, OAR - OAP Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Rakestraw
Climate Negotiator at Office of Climate Change, U.S. Department of State


Location: Bld. 33, Room, A128
Monitoring and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Paris Agreement
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Dwight Gledhill– Deputy Director, NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program

Location: Bld. 33, A128
Ocean Acidification From Space
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Anne Conor, Domestic and International Government Advocacy Manager, Harris Corporation

Location: Bld. 33, A128
City Scale Carbon Monitoring in Paris: Implications for COP21 and Beyond
RECORDING, SLIDES, AND ANIMATION

Christopher Hartley, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Senior Environmental Markets Analyst of USDA Office of Environmental Markets
Location: Bld. 33, A128
Beyond Carbon: Wetlands, Water and Habitat Markets
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Anna Ngai, Senior Program Manager, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, Inc.)

Location: Bld. 33, A128
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS)
RECORDING AND SLIDES
Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment and Senior Scientist at US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

Location: Bld. 33, A128
United States Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) role at the boundary of science advancement and application:
Potential Interactions with CMS

RECORDING AND SLIDES



2015

Amy Holm, Director of Programs & Operations at The Climate Registry The Registry’s MRV Process and Water-
Energy GHG Protocol Development

RECORDINGS AND SLIDES
Tom Wirth GHG Inventory Coordinator—AFOLU at US EPA Climate Change Division Challenges with Including Alaska in the GHG Inventory  
RECORDINGS AND SLIDES
Ben Ratner, Senior Manager at
Environmental Defense Fund
New and Future Developments in Methane Policy and Technology
RECORDINGS AND SLIDES
Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow at
World Resources Institute
The 20x20 Land Restoration Initiative in Latin America: Opportunity for Cooperation with NASA
RECORDINGS AND SLIDES

Eric Schwaab, Senior VP/Chief Conservation Officer of the National Aquarium

Ocean Acidification Effects in Maryland Waters: Assessment, Findings and Recommendations
RECORDINGS AND SLIDES

Kevin Townsend,
Chief Commercial Officer
Jeff Cole,
Vice President of Portfolio Development
Blue Source

When New Carbon Markets and New Technologies Meet
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Wednesday, December 3

Peter Claggett of U.S. Geographical Survey & Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Using Remotely Sensed Data to Inform Chesapeake Bay Restoration Policy Decisions
RECORDING AND SLIDES




2014

Wednesday, December 3

Marissa Paslick of Maryland Public Service Commission

"The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Transparent, Simplistic, and Cost-Effective Approach to Reducing Power Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Thursday, November 20 Tom Robinson and Karen Gaffney of Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Climate and Conservation: Tools and data at the scale of land use decision-making
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Tuesday, October 14 Emily Pidgeon, Senior Director of Conservation International’s Strategic Marine Initiatives

"Blue Carbon: A transformational tool for marine management and conservation globally"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Thursday, September 25

Christine Conn, Director of Integrated Policy and Review
Rob Feldt
, Forester
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

"Maryland Department of Natural Resources Applications Using LiDAR Data: The Big Picture" & "Better Forest Management Decisions Using LiDAR Products"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Tuesday, July 8

Jeremy Freund
Vice President of Carbon Development
Wildlife Works Carbon

"Protection in the Tropics: Reference Levels and MRV – Remote Sensing, In-Situ or Both?"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Wednesday, June 8

Nalini Chhetri
Climate Change Science Manager
Senior Sustainability Manager
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

"Boundary Processes in the Development of Phoenix's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Operations"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Wednesday, May 28

Melissa Weitz
Environmental Protection Specialist
Climate Change Division,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"Methane in the Inventory of the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Wednesday, April 13

Jeffrey Watters
Director of Governmental Relations
Ocean Conservancy

"Ocean Acidification: Connecting Science with Those Who Need It"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Thursday, March 27

Kate Calvin
Research Economist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s
Joint Global Change Institute

"Representation of the Terrestrial System in Integrated Assessment Models"
RECORDING AND SLIDES

Monday, January 27

Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and Professor of Science and Society at Arizona State University
Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University

"Uncertainty is Political!"
RECORDING AND SLIDES