Only by reaching far beyond the Earth, and looking back, do we see that Earth is but a blue marble suspended in a sunbeam, hurtling through space with life alone. We also occupy a precious place in time in which humans can thrive. What does the future hold? Here, we go on a scientific journey through the interconnections of Earth and life, diving deep into the jungles of the Amazon to the vast Arctic. Scientists and artists come together to bridge data and society, and launch new missions to space to look back with new eyes into the now and future of our planet.
About Dr. Joshua B. Fisher
Dr. Joshua B. Fisher is an Earth Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Science Lead of the ECOSTRESS Mission. His work focuses on terrestrial ecosystems, water, carbon, and nutrient cycling using a combination of supercomputer models, satellite and airborne remote sensing, and field campaigns throughout the Amazon to the Arctic. Dr. Fisher received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and his postdoctoral work from the University of Oxford, where he also taught for a few years before coming to JPL in 2010.