Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz

Dr. Stephanie Schollaert Uz

  • Applied Sciences Manager , Earth Sciences Division
  • Additional Roles:
  • 301.286.0549
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Stephanie Schollaert Uz is the Applied Sciences Manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she leads activities to connect NASA researchers across the Earth Sciences Division with end users, developing external partnerships to facilitate practical and innovative uses of Earth observations for societal benefit. As part of this effort, she leads a NASA-wide Food Security Team and manages NASA Harvest, a UMD-led food security and agriculture consortium with over 40 partners. Her research focuses on the response of marine and aquatic ecosystems to physical forcing through the use of satellite data, in situ measurements, model output and statistical reconstructions. She initiated an interagency group that is exploring ways to provide early warning of water quality issues for aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. These and many other Applied Sciences activities inform NASA’s upcoming missions, i.e. PACE, scheduled to launch in 2022, as well as the current Surface Biology and Geology Architecture Study recommended by the 2017 Decadal Survey of Earth Science and Applications from Space. She has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Physical Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island and B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, where she majored in Oceanography and minored in French.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. C. Ruane, B. N. Duncan, et al. C. J. Tucker, G. J. Huffman, I. E. Mladenova, B. Osmanoglu, T. R. Holmes, A. McNally, C. Peters-Lidard, J. D. Bolten, N. Das, M. Rodell, S. McCartney, M. C. Anderson, and B. Doorn. 2019. "Earth Observations and Integrative Models in Support of Food and Water Security." Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences, [10.1007/s41976-019-0008-6]

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. J. Busalacchi, T. M. Smith, et al. M. N. Evans, C. W. Brown, and E. C. Hackert. 2017. "Interannual and decadal variability in tropical Pacific chlorophyll from a statistical reconstruction: 1958-2008." Journal of Climate, 30: 7293-7315 [10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0202.1]

    Schollaert Uz, S. 2016. "Building Intuition for In-Water Optics and Ocean Color Remote Sensing: Spectrophotometer Activity with littleBits™,English." Oceanography, 29 (1): 98-103 [10.5670/oceanog.2016.01]

    Brown, C. W., S. Schollaert Uz, and B. H. Corliss. 2014. "Seasonality of oceanic primary production and its interannual variability from 1998 to 2007." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 90: 166-175 [10.1016/j.dsr.2014.05.009]

    Schollaert Uz, S., W. Ackerman, J. O'Leary, et al. B. Culbertson, P. Rowley, and P. A. Arkin. 2014. "The Effectiveness of Science on a Sphere Stories to Improve Climate Literacy Among the General Public." Journal of Geoscience Education, 62 (3): 485-494 [10.5408/13-075.1]

    Schollaert Uz, S., C. W. Brown, A. K. Heidinger, T. J. Smyth, and R. Murtugudde. 2013. "Monitoring a Sentinel Species from Satellites: Detecting Emiliania huxleyi in 25 Years of AVHRR Imagery." Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change, 277-288 [10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_18]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    NASA/WRI hosted discussion around engaging governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry and other end users on ocean satellite data to support resource managers and decision makers, with NOAA, ESA, World Bank, Oceana, Conservation International, academics, industry and more.

    Professional Service

    Chair, Robert H Goddard Memorial Symposium Planning Committee

    Professional Societies

    AGU, 1988 - Present
    TOS, 2015 - Present
    AMS, 2016 - Present
    AAS, 2018 - Present

    Selected Public Outreach

    ClimateBits: Earth science concepts made simple 2015 - Present
    http://climatebits.org

    Short visualizations for YouTube, Hyperwall, and Science On a Sphere depict essential climate science concepts using imagery and narration to make them easily accessible to the general public.

    Brief Bio

    Stephanie Schollaert Uz is the Applied Sciences Manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she leads activities to connect NASA researchers across the Earth Sciences Division with end users, developing external partnerships to facilitate practical and innovative uses of Earth observations for societal benefit. As part of this effort, she leads a NASA-wide Food Security Team and manages NASA Harvest, a UMD-led food security and agriculture consortium with over 40 partners. Her research focuses on the response of marine and aquatic ecosystems to physical forcing through the use of satellite data, in situ measurements, model output and statistical reconstructions. She initiated an interagency group that is exploring ways to provide early warning of water quality issues for aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. These and many other Applied Sciences activities inform NASA’s upcoming missions, i.e. PACE, scheduled to launch in 2022, as well as the current Surface Biology and Geology Architecture Study recommended by the 2017 Decadal Survey of Earth Science and Applications from Space. She has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Physical Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island and B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, where she majored in Oceanography and minored in French.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. C. Ruane, B. N. Duncan, et al. C. J. Tucker, G. J. Huffman, I. E. Mladenova, B. Osmanoglu, T. R. Holmes, A. McNally, C. Peters-Lidard, J. D. Bolten, N. Das, M. Rodell, S. McCartney, M. C. Anderson, and B. Doorn. 2019. "Earth Observations and Integrative Models in Support of Food and Water Security." Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences [10.1007/s41976-019-0008-6]

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. J. Busalacchi, T. M. Smith, et al. M. N. Evans, C. W. Brown, and E. C. Hackert. 2017. "Interannual and decadal variability in tropical Pacific chlorophyll from a statistical reconstruction: 1958-2008." Journal of Climate 30 7293-7315 [10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0202.1]

    Schollaert Uz, S. 2016. "Building Intuition for In-Water Optics and Ocean Color Remote Sensing: Spectrophotometer Activity with littleBits™,English." Oceanography 29 (1): 98-103 [10.5670/oceanog.2016.01]

    Brown, C. W., S. Schollaert Uz, and B. H. Corliss. 2014. "Seasonality of oceanic primary production and its interannual variability from 1998 to 2007." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 90 166-175 [10.1016/j.dsr.2014.05.009]

    Schollaert Uz, S., W. Ackerman, J. O'Leary, et al. B. Culbertson, P. Rowley, and P. A. Arkin. 2014. "The Effectiveness of Science on a Sphere Stories to Improve Climate Literacy Among the General Public." Journal of Geoscience Education 62 (3): 485-494 [10.5408/13-075.1]

    Schollaert Uz, S., C. W. Brown, A. K. Heidinger, T. J. Smyth, and R. Murtugudde. 2013. "Monitoring a Sentinel Species from Satellites: Detecting Emiliania huxleyi in 25 Years of AVHRR Imagery." Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change 277-288 [10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8_18]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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