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Ana Prados

Res Assoc Prof

Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
Off Campus
MS, University of Maryland College Park (2013)
Ph D, University of Maryland College Park (2000)
BA, New College of Florida (1992)

Dr. Prados has 12 years experience in the application of satellite remote sensing to air pollution monitoring. She currently manages the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program, where she develops courses worldwide on the application of satellite imagery to environmental decision-making activities related to climate change, water resources, disaster, land, and air quality management. She has +10 years of environmental policy experience working with local governments on the implementation of local and regional climate and air pollution initiatives. She has also coordinated multiple workshops for federal agencies on how to assess the benefit of Earth Science information and improve stakeholder collaboration.

Research Interests

Dr. Prados is interested in environmental policy-making in the context of water resources management and climate change, air quality policy, program/project evaluation, and communicating scientific information to the public.

Intellectual Contributions

Conservation Biology

vol. 94 647-662 Atmospheric Enivronment


(Co-Chair) American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Other Best Practices for Improving Workforce Skills to Use Earth Observations in Environmental Management and Policy AGU San Francisco, CA

(Author) (Author) (Author & Presenter) GEOCAPE 2015 Open Community Workshop Oral Presentation NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training NASA Research Triangle Park, NC

(Author & Presenter) (Author) (Author) 2015 Annual Conference of the Global Flood Partnership Oral Presentation Building Capacity in Utilizing NASA Earth Science for Flood Management Global Flood Partnership Boulder, CO

(Author & Presenter) NASA EOS Aura Science Team Meeting Oral Presentation The ARSET Program: Building Capacity to Utilize AURA data for Air Quality Applications NASA College Park, MD

(Author) (Author) 94th AMS Annual Meeting Lecture Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET): Building Capacity for Water Resources and Flood Monitoring using NASA Earth Science American Meteorological Society Atlanta, GA

(Author & Presenter) (Author) (Author) (Author) 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment Poster Building Capacity to integrate NASA Earth Science into Environmental Management in the Context of a Changing Climate National Council for Science and the Environment Washington, DC

(Author) Earth Science Information Partners 2014 Annual Meeting Oral Presentation Methods and Techniques for End-user needs Assessment within the Context of Program Evaluation Earth Science Information Partners Washington, DC