Ellen Stofan


Dr. Ellen Stofan is the former chief scientist of NASA, serving as principal advisor to the NASA administrator on the agency's science-related strategic planning and programs. She is an honorary professor in the department of earth sciences at University College London, a senior scientist at the applied physics laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Space Council.

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Opinion: Data for a changing world — satellites for sustainability
2 Oct 2017

To manage resources sustainably in a changing world, you need information. Former Chief Scientist at NASA Ellen R. Stofan explains how Earth observation and satellites can provide just that and help better inform decision-makers when it comes to water and agriculture issues.