NERTO Students

Roberto Garcia

Roberto Garcia
M.S, Electrical Engineering, Graduate

Location: NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO, Suitland, MD
Start and End Date: 06/13/2019 – 09/09/2019
NOAA Mentor: Mathew Seybold


Garcia completed his undergraduate degree as a CESSRST fellow and currently pursuing an MS degree. His interests include using signal processing to extract meaningful information from images that can later be correlated to external data. He hopes to work in academia and use his skills in projects related to remote sensing, signal processing, and computer vision.

NERTO Research Project Title:


NERTO Project Details :


The project focuses on data or software associated with GOES-R instruments. The intern will experience the science, technology, and culture behind a space mission of major national importance such as GOES-R.

The above tasks allowed Roberto Garcia to develop the skills and experience needed to access, manage and use GOES-R science products and the process to bring these products to the operations theater. He also learned about data analysis and software tools associated with GOES-R instruments. This new in-depth knowledge will contribute to his own research project at NOAA CESSRT, University of Texas at El Paso. In addition, Garcia made professional connections with NOAA- NESDIS and NASA-GSFC and created a foundation for potential employment/internships in NOAA mission enterprise

NERTO Outcomes:

Garcia had the opportunity to learn about various software and data associated with GOES-R Instruments such as Earth-pointed instruments (ABI imager, GLM lightning), Solar-pointed instruments (SUVI imager, EXIS sensor) and in-situ space environment (SEISS and Magnetometer)

Value of NERTO to the Line Office:

NESDIS gained insight on how to improve data and software associated with GOES-R instruments.

NERTO Skills:

Awareness on various software tools associated with GOES-R Instruments, data analysis