Nicole is a freshwater ecologist with a broad background in Earth and environmental sciences. Currently she serves as the Project Manager for the Earth Information Center, leading implementation and execution of the center’s strategy. Prior to her current role, she served as a Fellow for the NASA DEVELOP National Program at Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been involved with several projects, overseeing teams that partnered with organizations across the globe to address local environmental concerns centered around water resources, ecological forecasting, disasters, and agriculture. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and a Master of Science in Biology from Plymouth State University. In 2020, she was awarded a PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine. While completing her PhD, she was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (NSF IGERT) Fellow, which provided experience working on interdisciplinary teams to address complex environmental issues stemming from abrupt climate change. Specifically, her research examined how changes in climate and competition from smallmouth bass impact the performance of Federally Endangered juvenile Atlantic salmon in Maine streams. This experience highlighted the importance of approaching complex issues from a systems perspective and confirmed her passion for working on interdisciplinary projects relating to climate.
Nicole Ramberg-Pihl 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.