4th SMAP Applications Workshop and Tutorial

Austin, TX
Monday, April 04, 2016

4th SMAP Applications Workshop and Tutorial

April 4-5, 2016

REJ Conference Center
 Austin Capitol Complex
1501 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX

The 4th NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Application Workshop will discuss mission status, post launch applications, and the use of data product by Early Adopters and the SMAP user community. Now in Phase E of the mission life, SMAP plans to gather lessons learned from its community and get a better understanding of the impact SMAP has in areas of applications.  To that effort, Early Adopter case studies are being conducted in weather, agriculture, flood, drought, health and national security to help quantify the value of SMAP data.

The focus of the 4th SMAP Applications Workshop is the use of SMAP data in the broad categories of drought and flooding. SMAP data users are invited to present their findings and provide early results, lessons learned and any feedback that can help communicate the usefulness of SMAP in applications that support decisions for flood and drought forecasts, management and operations.

On day 2, in the afternoon, SMAP will host a data tutorial. The tutorial will give participants hands on experience working with SMAP data and provide guidance to DAAC user services.  Registration for the tutorial is needed.  

The workshop will take place all day on Monday, April 4 and half day on Tuesday, April 5.

The tutorial will begin at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 5 and adjourn at 5:30 pm.

To register for the workshop and/or tutorial, please select the registration button. Registration will be open through March 31. After this date, you may register onsite; however, for planning purposes and to have a printed badge, we ask you to please pre-register via this site. 

To present a poster, please register your poster title via the registration page. A poster stand and push pins will be provided to display your poster.

Poster Size: 
Maximum width: 6 feet and Minimum Height: 3 feet  (these measurements will ensure that your poster will fit on the stands)

You may access the seminar remotely. 

To register for live stream


Once you have registered, please use the following link for the live stream:


For audio, please call: Toll free: 1-844-467-4685, Access code: 6264850189


For audio, please callToll free: 1-844-467-4685, Access code: 6264850189

During the SMAP Data Tutorial, attendees will interactively view SMAP data files using HDFView, a software tool developed by The HDF Group. if you are attending the tutorial, please download this software to your personal laptop before the tutorial.

To install HDFView, download the HDF-Java pre-built binary distribution that is appropriate for your laptop’s operating system from: https://www.hdfgroup.org/products/java/release/download.html

Note that you may need to install the latest version of Java (https://java.com/en/download/) in order for the HDF install to work properly.

More information about HDFView, including a tutorial and user’s guide, are available at: https://www.hdfgroup.org/products/java/hdfview/

If you have problems installing the software, please contact Amanda Leon (Amanda.Leon@nsidc.org)


Contact Information

  • Vanessa Escobar
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Ana Wilson
    Sr. Conference Coordinator

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