SatSummit 2024
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Kevin Murphy

Chief Science Data Officer at NASA. He/Him.


Kevin Murphy is the Chief Science Data Officer for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. He works across the five science divisions to advance the state of the art in cloud computing, machine learning, and other data management and analysis platforms for NASA’s scientific data. Mr. Murphy previously managed the data systems programs responsible for the production and distribution of data from NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites to users around the world, founded the Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program, and led the Satellite Needs Assessment Working Group. While at the Goddard Space Flight Center he developed and managed projects including near real-time science data production systems, search engines, scientific data visualization system, and

Mr. Murphy has received numerous awards, including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement for Engineering, Charles S. Falkenberg Award, Fed 100, among others.

On the agenda

  1. Urgency & Opportunity

    May. 16, 10:00am
    The Forum

    Our decisions in the next decade will crucially influence future climate scenarios, offering us the chance to define sustainable pathways for our civilization. What is this community doing to provide the data to shape those decisions?

    Discussants will provide a vision for the decade ahead. They will frame the opportunity ahead and share their insights into how we can collectively rise to meet the challenge.


    1. Laura Delgado López


    1. Kevin Murphy
    2. Nancy Colleton
    3. Matthew Hansen, PhD

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)