David S. Green

NASA Headquarters
Applied Sciences Program, Disasters Manager
300 E St. SW
Washington, DC
USA 20546-0001

David Green is the Program Manager for Disaster response and risk reduction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters - Science Mission Directorate’s Applied Science Program. Dr. Green has been engaged in research and application of hazards and disaster science for over 25 years Dr. Green graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and earned a Masters of International Science & Technology Management from the University of Maryland. He was on the Research Faculty of Stanford University and the University of Maryland, and conducted environmental sensor-based research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In his current position, Dr. Green enables decision support and risk management science relevant to a range of natural hazards including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods as well as man-made hazards such as oil spills. He creates and leverages partnerships among government, academic and industry researchers, both domestically and internationally, and with actors from disaster response, risk management, and capacity-building communities. Dr. Green manages issue-based research that exploits the capacities of NASA’s satellite and airborne assets, integrates related earth observation, and develops model and map-based information and data products. He had previously been with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS) from 2003-2014. At NOAA/NWS he led integrated science and disaster programs, managed the transition and infusion of science results to operations, and established the tsunami early warning and mitigation system, supported the hurricane storm surge, air quality, health, and ecological hazards programs and contributed to water resource management activities. Dr. Green has served on many national and international committees and working groups related to natural disasters including those through the White House Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, the Disaster Working Group of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, the Group on Earth Observations, and the World Meteorological Organization, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.