Speakers: Monica Youngman

Chief of National Centers for Environmental Information, Data Stewardship Division at NOAA

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Monica Youngman is the Chief of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Data Stewardship Division that provides archive and access services for NOAA's environmental data. In this role she focuses on making NOAA's data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable by building relationships with stakeholders to understand needs and improve data documentation, improving the data archiving and access processes, and expanding use of new technologies. Prior to joining NCEI in 2018, Monica worked for NOAA's National Geodetic Survey leading the multi-million dollar Gravity Program that includes the Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D) project. She has a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University as well as bachelor's degrees in political science and physics from Iowa State University.

On the agenda

  1. Managing Planetary Scale Archives in the Cloud

    Sep. 28, 03:25pm Session The Central Hub

    The transition to providing massive earth data archives as cloud-optimized data raises multiple questions, challenges and exciting opportunities. This session compares the experiences of companies and organizations that are actively managing massive earthdata archives. We will explore the current state of cloud optimized archives from data acquisition through to distribution.



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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