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Dr. Eleanor Stokes

Dr. Eleanor Stokes

Program Manager - Earth Information Center

Dr. Eleanor Stokes serves as Program Manager for the new Earth Information Center at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC.   Prior to joining headquarters, she led mission concept development and scientific research activities for NASA’s Black Marble.  She was an early user of Earth at Night data, refining the first processing algorithms and developing novel methods to track urbanization dynamics.

She is a trained as an urban land scientist, and is particularly interested in how urbanization is shaping the planet. She is a contributing author on the most recent UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2022), and has received honors for her scientific contributions, including being named as one of ESRI’s “Women Stars of Spatial Science” (2020), Geospatial World’s 50 Rising Stars (2021), and earning the Kuno award for scientists creating transformative social impact (2022).  She has a background in design, remote sensing, and environmental science is passionate about communicating science insights through visual media.


Dr. Eleanor Stokes will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024 :

NASA’s Earth Information Center

In June 2023, NASA unveiled the Earth Information Center (EIC), part of NASA’s Earth Action Strategy aimed at amplifying NASA’s Earth science impact by engaging decision-makers beyond the scientific community. Existing in both physical and virtual space, the EIC provides critical information on how the planet is changing and affecting livelihoods across the globe. Visitors to the EIC at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C., can interact with Earth observation data and models through innovative exhibits and storytelling. Designed by an interdisciplinary team, the EIC is designed for multiple modality learning to reach a wide base of end-users.

Dr. Eleanor Stokes