Chelle Gentemann

Dr. Chelle Gentemann

Dr. Chelle Gentemann studies the sea from space. Her research focuses on data production and analysis to understand and monitor changes in our weather and climate. She uses cutting-edge technologies to bring sweeping changes to how we approach science, specifically working to increase data accessibility and participation in science.  For 30 years, she has worked on passive microwave satellite missions, both domestically and internationally, from launch through decommission, leading research on open science, cloud computing, and remote sensing. She was awarded AGU’s Falkenberg Award and the Radiant Earth Foundation named her one of 15 Leading Women in Machine Learning for Earth Observation. She was co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering (NASEM) Committee on Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science, co-chair of the NASEM Standing Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS), and testified to the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, “Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA’s Science Mission.” She is currently on an IPA assignment at NASA where she leads the Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission. TOPS will create an inclusive scientific culture that is ready for 21st century challenges.