About Dr. David Green
Dr. David Green is the Program Manager for DISASTERS, disasters.nasa.gov
the Risk Reduction and Response Program in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
He is responsible for promoting the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. He also leads initiatives in global flood modelling and mapping through the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS).
Dr. Green graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, earned a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of International Science & Technology Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to NASA, Dr. Green was with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA NWS) Stanford University, the University of Maryland, as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Floods are the deadliest, most frequent, and the most expensive natural disasters in the United States and around the world. NASA’S earth-observing satellites provide information about the situation on the ground that can only be obtained from the perspective of space. This talk will address why and how satellite data really helps flood management by showing the extent and magnitude of a large-scale disaster.