Charles “Chuck” Hutchinson, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona in Arid Lands Studies, received the Martha Maiden Award last week at the Earth Science Information Partnership (ESIP) Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. [Right, Chuck and ESIP President Karl Benedict. Credit, Carol Meyer, ESIP]
The award is given annually "to recognize outstanding service to the Earth science information community. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, dedication and a collaborative spirit in advancing the field of Earth Science information."
It is named after prominent data manager, Martha Maiden, NASA Program Executive for Earth Data Systems, who coincidentally announced her retirement at the end of February during the meeting.
Chuck Hutchinson is a geographer with specializations in remote sensing and arid lands. In particular, he has worked on inventory and monitoring techniques for agriculture and natural resources using satellite and aerial video systems.