Technical Lead for the Global Change Information System
National Coordination Office (NCO)
Robert Wolfe is the Technical Lead for the Global Change Information System (GCIS). He leads the design and development of the GCIS and coordinates with member agencies on its overall direction. He is a NASA employee detailed at USGCRP.
Robert has worked in Earth remote sensing since 1980. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), he has over two decades of experience developing science software and data systems to produce global products from Earth observing satellite instruments, including various NASA/USGS Landsat instruments, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on the NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua and Terra satellites, and the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. He joined NASA as a civil servant in 2005 and is the Terra Satellite Deputy Project Scientist for Data.
In addition to his data system work, he specializes in instrument geometry and, in particular, algorithms to accurately geolocate satellite data. He has participated in research that uses satellite data to better understand forest disturbance, ecosystems, and urban environments. In addition to his work at NASA GSFC, Robert spent almost a decade in the private sector building satellite ground systems for Earth remote sensing satellites.
Robert holds Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Bridgewater College.