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Earth science review board

Program Occurrence


Time of year

year round


Satsummit in Washington, DC & Virtual

What is the goal?

To maximize equitable impacts when using Earth science for humanitarian decisions by providing high quality, unbiased, inclusive guidance on program design and strategic approaches.


Having access to diverse, unbiased expert guidance is a rare gift these days. We’re making it easier to access this guidance and connect with experts who cover the range of topics that matter when using satellite data for humanitarian action.

Who should get involved?

Funders and humanitarians who are seeking better returns from their program design or strategy can submit their projects for review by a Review Board.

Interdisciplinary experts who have experience using satellite data are invited to sign up to be part of the Board pool.

How can you get involved?

Sign up to have your program reviewed by our curated Earth Science Review Board members using this application.

If you want to sign up to be on a Review Board, apply here. Signing adds you to our pool of experts who are then selected to review specific cases submitted by organizations.
The Earth Science Review Board consists of teams of experts from various backgrounds, including Earth scientists, who are available to review and offer guidance on an investment or program design on the use of satellite data and tools for intended humanitarian outcomes.

Funders and humanitarian partners will receive guidance from a panel of leading experts regarding how satellite data and tools can best be integrated into their investment or program. While there is no expectation to act on the guidance, these experts are important sounding boards who can help maximize the value of satellite data for your intended outcomes. Emulating medical board reviews of patient cases, the Earth Science Review Board offers vetted roster of diverse subject matter experts who are willing and available to meet and provide unbiased review and recommendations on a specific investment or program.

Have questions about the Earth Science Review Board?
Email [email protected]

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