National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)



NOAA DataFest Coming this September


NOAA DataFest is here!

From the bottom of the ocean to a million miles from Earth, NOAA has a robust collection of environmental data that are free and accessible to everyone.

Throughout September, we are celebrating this treasure trove of information by hosting various experts who work in the realm of data science and utilize NOAA's vast data resources. They will be available this month to chat about a wide array of topics spanning from emergency preparedness to space weather to diversity and social issues.


Highlights of the Fest



This year, @NOAASatellites will be holding its third annual #Datapalooza—a series of Twitter chats that aim to celebrate NOAA data while also making it more accessible.

This year's chat topics are the following: 


  • Emergency Preparedness (Thursday, Sept. 3) 
  • Severe Weather (Thursday, Sept. 10) 
  • Space Weather (Thursday, Sept. 17) 
  • Fire Weather (Thursday, Sept. 24) 
  • Droughts (Thursday, Oct. 1) 


Each chat will last from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET.

We will have experts in each of these topic areas standing by to answer your questions, so ask them any that you may have using the hashtag #Datapalooza.

When the chats are not in session, we encourage you to share any work you have done where you utilized NOAA data using this hashtag as well.

Please help us spread the word and follow the conversation. See you there! 



NOAA Environmental Data Talks- Data, Diversity, and Disaster

For DataFest 2020, we’re exploring the interconnectivity of data collection, analysis, and cultural diversity with an expansive lineup of speakers during September and October.

Please join us for talks on the interdisciplinary possibilities of NOAA data, which include the topics of environmental law, data sovereignty, epidemiology, and social justice. Overall, this event series will explore how a better understanding of diversity can lead researchers and responders to richer data that can save lives and preserve property during natural disasters. 


NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! If prompted, just download Adobe Connect from To see a presentation, join the Q&A session via Adobe Connect 15 minutes before the start of the seminar, click here and follow the prompts to "enter as a guest."