Recognizing the societal benefits and potential science impacts of SMAP mission data to diverse science and applications communities, the SMAP project is passionate about communicating the relevance and information to a broader audience by supporting education and public outreach or EPO. The project is committed to supporting EPO efforts throughout the life cycle of the mission to engage the public, whether it is by doing public talks, developing new products, to working with our EPO partners in the dissemination of SMAP and NASA content.
The overarching goal of SMAP EPO is to engage the public and help them appreciate and understand the benefits and values of an Earth satellite mission such as SMAP.
Hands-on Educational Activities
The following NASA eClips videos show just how important soil moisture is to understanding our planet and just how timely the SMAP mission will be.
SMAP EPO will focus on the following efforts:
- Telling broader, more encompassing and relevant stories, such as “climate change and the impact on human lives,” and water availability around the world;
- Highlighting the societal benefits of the SMAP mission and the applications for its data;
- Collaborating with selected education partners to broadly disseminate science and technology content from the mission;
- Creating and introducing new avenues to share the SMAP data and how it can be used for a wider audience.
Education & Public Outreach Overview