NASA Ames Earth Science Division Seminar

What

Representatives from Google Earth Outreach, Raleigh Seamster and Karin Tuxen-Bettman, will present during this seminar.

Google Earth Outreach works with public benefit organizations to create new knowledge, raise awareness, and enable action towards positive social and environmental impact using map data, imagery and tools. In this talk, an overview of the Google Earth Outreach program will be provided. Further, speakers will highlight the ways in which tools like Google Earth and Earth Engine have been leveraged for impact across a number of focus areas, including forests, water, and air quality. 

Raleigh’s Bio

As a member of the Google Earth Outreach team, Raleigh works with organizations to create new knowledge, raise awareness, and enable action towards positive social and environmental impact using map data, imagery and tools. Her focus is on supporting Indigenous communities in mapping and monitoring their cultural and natural resources through projects such as Celebrating Indigenous LanguagesThis is Home, and the Surui Cultural Map. She was a member of the steering committee for the inaugural Indigenous Mapping Workshop in 2014 and is passionate about building the global network of Indigenous mappers. Raleigh has been at Google for 13 years. Before Google, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, worked at the nonprofit American Councils for International Education, and studied cultural anthropology at James Madison University.

Karin’s Bio

Karin Tuxen-Bettman leads the Google Earth Outreach Program and Project Air View at Google, which works to help nonprofit and public benefit organizations use Google’s mapping tools to address our world’s most pressing problems. Karin has been with Google since early 2008, and has since worked on the Google Earth Outreach team. Her background includes over 20 years working in GIS and remote sensing technologies, which she applied to her PhD in environmental sciences, from the University of California, Berkeley. Several years ago, she founded and now leads Project Air View (g.co/earth/airquality), Google’s effort to map air quality using Google Street View vehicles equipped with air sensors, with the goal of making hyper-local air quality more accessible and useful.

When

Thursday, June 24th

2:00 p.m. PST

Where

Virtual Seminar (WebEx link forthcoming)

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