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USRA's Eleanor Stokes Named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Geospatial World 50 Rising Stars

Columbia, MD.—February 25, 2021. Universities Space Research Association’s Eleanor Stokes was named a “Rising Star” by the Geospatial World 50 Rising Stars.

Dr. Eleanor Stokes

Dr. Eleanor Stokes

The Geospatial World 50 Rising Stars is an initiative by Geospatial Media and Communications to highlight the outstanding accomplishments of young individuals who are proactive and passionate about the value of geospatial technology to the economy and society. Selected from a list of over 250 high-quality nominations from the community, the Geospatial World board of editors agreed that these 50 candidates stand out at the top of their class and are well on their way to redefining the next generation geospatial leadership.

Dr. Stokes, a Senior Scientist at USRA, has been a major force in developing the methodologies and techniques used to develop and validate the datasets for NASA’s Black Marble suite of products. The product provides data on the dynamics of human settlements and the interactions s between urban activities and our Planet’s vital signs.

“Kellie is at the forefront of advancing Earth Observations to understand the complex human and environmental processes and interactions that shape our world," said Dr. Miguel Román, Program Director of the Earth from Space Institute, at the Universities Space Research Association. "She is an outstanding scientist whose accomplishments have offered direct and immediate societal benefits to understand urban change, to better plan for disaster relief, investigate global conflict, and measure humanity's demand on the planet."

Additional information: https://geospatialmedia.net/rising-stars/2021/bio.html#Eleanor-Stokes