Mr Steve Kempler
Steve Kempler received his B.A. (1976) in Geography from SUNY, Cortland and his M.A. (1979) in Physical Geography (Atmospheric Science) from Ohio State University. He has been Manager of the GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) (formerly, the Distributed Active Archive Center < DAAC>) since 1998, greatly contributing to the successful operations of NASA’s EOSDIS, and it’s interfaces with the science teams and science and applications communities, at the GES DISC. In addition, Mr. Kempler oversaw the GES DISC evolution to smaller, cost effective, on-line data archives and management tools. Mr. Kempler’s emphasis has been to develop and operate innovative solutions to Earth Science Data Management challenges. While being responsive to data management needs of future and existing Earth science projects and short term information technology projects, Mr. Kempler has recognized and otherwise facilitated the development of concepts that will further enable science research and applications through the use of advanced data system technologies. In particular, promoting the homogenization of related independently generated datasets to facilitate information extraction. Mr. Kempler is a member of the AGU (Informatics), IEEE, and ESIP Federation. He has authored and co-authored several articles pertaining to data usability for Earth science research and applications.