Published: November 20, 2022

Meet some of the scientists and engineers contributing to a new Earth science mission, led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES). The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will make the first global survey of nearly all water on Earth’s surface and address some of the most pressing climate change questions of our time. In this video series, you will be introduced to four team members on the SWOT mission: hydrologist Cedric David, estuary and wetland scientist Marc Simard, integration and test engineer Christine Gebara, and NASA program executive Tahani Amer. The SWOT mission is a collaboration between NASA and CNES, with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the UK Space Agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the mission for NASA. SWOT is expected to launch in December 2022.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech