Episode 40: Between a Rock and a Hard (Water) Place

G’day mates! Today’s guest is Dr. Megan Sebben. She’s a project officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian federal government agency for scientific research. But that’s a new gig for her. When we chatted with Megan, she was working as a hydrogeologist and groundwater modeller in Melbourne at the environmental […]

Episode 33: Under the (Sexy) Sea

Birds do it, bees do it, and fish…. Fish definitely do it. Today’s episode features marine biologist Dr. Marah Hardt (@Marahh2o). Marah is the research director at Future of Fish, a nonprofit incubator working to create business solutions to ocean challenges. She is also the author of Sex in the Sea, an awesome book about the […]

When things go right! First images and data from SMAP

So I’m now the proud parent of one orbiting, deployed, spinning, fully functional spacecraft!  The SMAP satellite is done initiating all its systems and has taken its first global soil measurement maps: Since the Earth environment where we built SMAP is very different than the space environment where we operate SMAP, we never before had […]

Picture of the Day – Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay

Nature produces some pretty impressive things all on its own. This image of deltas in Atchafalaya Bay is stunning in its colors and what it symbolizes. Here’s the backstory on this vibrant wetland from NASA/Earth Observatory: The delta plain of the Mississippi River is disappearing. The lobe-shaped arc of coastal land from the Chandeleur Islands in […]