GEO Portfolio

This GEO Initiative promotes collaboration among GEO members of the Americas. It focuses on four GEO Societal Benefit Areas: Food security and Sustainable Agriculture, Disaster Resilience, Water Resources Management, and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability. It also supports capacity building and data infrastructure foundational tasks.
  • Supporting the vision for GEOSS in the Americas: Community Building and Capacity Development in Support of AmeriGEOSS Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Area
  • Harnessing Earth Observations to Support Indigenous-led Land Management
  • Laying the Foundations of the Pole-to-Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) of the Americas
  • SAR-CBC: A Capacity Building Center for the Use of SAR in Decision Making
  • Supporting the vision for GEOSS in the Americas: Community Building and Capacity Development in Support of AmeriGEOSS Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Area

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a coordination body that aims to enhance the use of Earth observations (EO) in environmental decision making through government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, and expertise...
This GEO Initiative seeks to understand and enhance the use of Earth observations for the development of Ecosystem Accounts. It will provide governments with tools to inform management and policy options for activities that will impact a country’s natural capital. EO4EA will assess how Earth observations can measure ecosystem extent and condition.
  • Piloting the Use of Earth Observation Data in Support of National and Subnational Ecosystem Accounts in the United States
  • Utilizing Earth Observation Data and Products to Map Ecosystem Extent and Further the Development of a Condition Account to Support the Conservation Province of West Papua, Indonesia
  • Piloting the Use of Earth Observation Data in Support of National and Subnational Ecosystem Accounts in the United States

    The proposed research will support the GEO Work Programme initiative “Earth Observation for Ecosystem Accounting” (EO4EA) Work Stream 4 for the United States. We seek funding for a postdoctoral researcher who will support a U.S. natural capital...
This Community Activity focuses on Earth observations for early warning to early action by developing and communicating response options to reduce environment-related health risks, such as infectious and vector-borne diseases. Earth observations integrated with social, demographic, and health information will enhance preparedness and resilience.
  • GeoHealth: A Geospatial Surveillance and Response System Resource for Vector Borne Disease in the Americas
  • Environmental Determinants of Enteric Infectious Disease: A GEO Platform for Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Myanmar Malaria Early Warning System (MMEWS): Multi-sensor Satellite Data Fusion System for Monitoring Environmental Predictors of Malaria in the Region of Emerging Artemisinin Resistance
  • Predictive Assessment of Transmission Conditions of Cholera in the Environment and Human Population using Earth Observations
  • GeoHealth: A Geospatial Surveillance and Response System Resource for Vector Borne Disease in the Americas

    Implementation of a geospatial surveillance and response system resource for vector borne disease in the Americas (GeoHealth) will be tested using NASA satellite data, geographic information systems and ecological niche modeling to characterize the...
This GEO Flagship is developing a global biodiversity observation network for effective management policies for the world’s biodiversity and tracking changes in ecosystem services. GEO Bon facilitates national, regional and thematic networks for the acquisition, coordination, and delivery of biodiversity observations and ecosystem services.
  • Utilizing earth observation data and products to map ecosystem extent and further the development of a condition account to support the conservation province of West Papua
  • Integration of Earth Observations for Decision Making on Biodiversity Management and Conservation in Colombia: Consolidation of the Colombian Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Activities to Advance, Build, and Deliver Remote-sensing Supported Species Distribution and Species Abundance EBVs
  • Improving Linkages Between Earth Observations and Ecosystem Service Models with Essential Biodiversity Variables
  • Expanding Wallace Biodiversity Modeling Software to Support National Biodiversity Change Indicator Calculations for GEO BON Assessment and Reporting
  • Ecosystem Functional Diversity of the Circumpolar Arctic
  • Dynamic Seascapes to Support a Biogeographic Framework for a Global Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
  • Quantifying Forest Vertical Structure Using Spaceborne Lidar: A GEOBON Essential Biodiversity Variable Application in Colombia
  • Utilizing earth observation data and products to map ecosystem extent and further the development of a condition account to support the conservation province of West Papua

This GEO Initiative addresses planning and policy development for effective water management. It facilitates the use of Earth observation to improve monitoring and predictions for mitigating water shortages, excesses, and degraded quality. There is a strong emphasis expanding the use of the data by all segments of society in all parts of the world.
  • Optimizing the Indus Basin Irrigation System and Reservoir Operations using Remotely Sensed Snow Surface Properties in the ParBal Model
  • An AmeriGEOSS Cloud-based Platform for Rapid Deployment of GEOGLOWS Water and Food Security Nexus Decision Support Apps
  • Evaluation of Risk and Capacity Development for Two Indian River Basins
  • Monitoring Surface Water Storage Changes over the Lower Mekong with Multiple Satellite Techniques Towards Sustainable Water Management
  • Optimizing the Indus Basin Irrigation System and Reservoir Operations using Remotely Sensed Snow Surface Properties in the ParBal Model

    This project will use sophisticated research algorithms to create essential water variables (EWVs) for snow and glacier ice. The EWVs will be analyzed as indicators to long-term trends in the Indus River basin that spans the countries of Pakistan,...
This GEO Initiative supports the development of Earth observation products and services for energy management, including information to support end-to-end energy production systems (including planning, generation, transmission, distribution, and integrated operations). A focus area is Earth observations for renewable energy policy and planning.
  • Capacity Building for Utilization of Earth Observations among Utility Providers to Increase Energy Resilience and Renewable Energy Uptake in Support of the GEO Vision for Energy
  • MAD-WRF: A Solar Irradiance Nowcasting System to Support the GEO-VENER Element
  • Capacity Building for Utilization of Earth Observations among Utility Providers to Increase Energy Resilience and Renewable Energy Uptake in Support of the GEO Vision for Energy

    This proposal leverages findings from a 2016 joint Battelle and NASA Energy Management Stakeholder Ideation Workshop, as well as a relationship with the Department of Energy's Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience, to strengthen...
This GEO Community Activity seeks to utilize Earth observations with models and maps to estimate location, intensity and duration of floods and inundation globally in real-time and develop a durable monitoring system of flood risk. Early prediction and characterization will support developing nations’ efforts to identify hazardous land areas.
  • Global Rapid Flood Mapping System with Spaceborne SAR Data
  • Towards A Global Flood & Flash Flood Early Warning Early Action System Driven by NASA Earth Observations and Hydrologic Models
  • Integrating Global Remote Sensing and Modeling Systems for Local Flood Prediction and Impact Assessment
  • Global Rapid Flood Mapping System with Spaceborne SAR Data

    According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC’s) World Disasters Report 2015, on average, for the past decade, there have been floods somewhere in the world almost every other day. Earth-observing satellite...
This GEO Initiative brings together information at regional and national levels for a comprehensive global view and evaluation of wildfire regimes and effects. GWIS harmonizes Earth observations with national and regional wildfire information to support first responders and risk managers with tools to rapidly map natural hazards and assess impacts.
  • Development of a Harmonized Multi-Sensor Global Active Fire Data Set
  • Enhancements to the Global Wildfire Fire Information System: Fire Danger Rating and Applications in Indonesia
  • Using the NASA Polar Orbiting Fire Product Record to Enhance and Expand the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS)
  • Development of a Harmonized Multi-Sensor Global Active Fire Data Set

    This proposal aims to advance a suite of active fire detection and characterization products derived from a network of geostationary satellite sensors, representing the first of its kind to undergo a comprehensive data validation and harmonization...
This GEO Initiative is developing a new generation of measurements and products for a comprehensive understanding of the human presence on the planet. It will integrate Earth observations-derived global data of the physical infrastructures of human settlements with spatial population data to understand impact, exposure and access to resources.
  • A Framework for the Validation of Global Nighttime Environmental Products
  • Population and Infrastructure on Our Human Planet: Supporting Sustainable Development through Improved Spatial Data and Models for Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Population Distribution Base
  • Mapping the Missing Millions: Developing a Global Database of Informal Settlement Location, Schema, and SDGs Indicators using Crowdsourced Data, Machine Learning, and Multi-sensor Satellite Imagery
  • A Framework for the Validation of Global Nighttime Environmental Products

    Recent studies have demonstrated the utility of nighttime environmental products derived from the Suomi-NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite’s (VIIRS) Day/Night Band (DNB) to develop metrics and indicators that can help decision makers...
  • Utilizing earth observation data and products to map ecosystem extent and further the development of a condition account to support the conservation province of West Papua
  • Development of a Harmonized Multi-Sensor Global Active Fire Data Set
  • Global Rapid Flood Mapping System with Spaceborne SAR Data
  • Integration of Earth Observations for Decision Making on Biodiversity Management and Conservation in Colombia: Consolidation of the Colombian Biodiversity Observation Network
  • Capacity Building for Utilization of Earth Observations among Utility Providers to Increase Energy Resilience and Renewable Energy Uptake in Support of the GEO Vision for Energy
  • Optimizing the Indus Basin Irrigation System and Reservoir Operations using Remotely Sensed Snow Surface Properties in the ParBal Model
  • Piloting the Use of Earth Observation Data in Support of National and Subnational Ecosystem Accounts in the United States
  • Towards A Global Flood & Flash Flood Early Warning Early Action System Driven by NASA Earth Observations and Hydrologic Models
  • Activities to Advance, Build, and Deliver Remote-sensing Supported Species Distribution and Species Abundance EBVs
  • Improving Linkages Between Earth Observations and Ecosystem Service Models with Essential Biodiversity Variables
  • GeoHealth: A Geospatial Surveillance and Response System Resource for Vector Borne Disease in the Americas
  • Enhancements to the Global Wildfire Fire Information System: Fire Danger Rating and Applications in Indonesia
  • Expanding Wallace Biodiversity Modeling Software to Support National Biodiversity Change Indicator Calculations for GEO BON Assessment and Reporting
  • MAD-WRF: A Solar Irradiance Nowcasting System to Support the GEO-VENER Element
  • Supporting the vision for GEOSS in the Americas: Community Building and Capacity Development in Support of AmeriGEOSS Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Area
  • Using the NASA Polar Orbiting Fire Product Record to Enhance and Expand the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS)
  • An AmeriGEOSS Cloud-based Platform for Rapid Deployment of GEOGLOWS Water and Food Security Nexus Decision Support Apps
  • Ecosystem Functional Diversity of the Circumpolar Arctic
  • Evaluation of Risk and Capacity Development for Two Indian River Basins
  • Integrating Global Remote Sensing and Modeling Systems for Local Flood Prediction and Impact Assessment
  • Monitoring Surface Water Storage Changes over the Lower Mekong with Multiple Satellite Techniques Towards Sustainable Water Management
  • Dynamic Seascapes to Support a Biogeographic Framework for a Global Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
  • A Framework for the Validation of Global Nighttime Environmental Products
  • Harnessing Earth Observations to Support Indigenous-led Land Management
  • Laying the Foundations of the Pole-to-Pole Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) of the Americas
  • Population and Infrastructure on Our Human Planet: Supporting Sustainable Development through Improved Spatial Data and Models for Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Population Distribution Base
  • SAR-CBC: A Capacity Building Center for the Use of SAR in Decision Making
  • Utilizing Earth Observation Data and Products to Map Ecosystem Extent and Further the Development of a Condition Account to Support the Conservation Province of West Papua, Indonesia
  • Quantifying Forest Vertical Structure Using Spaceborne Lidar: A GEOBON Essential Biodiversity Variable Application in Colombia
  • Environmental Determinants of Enteric Infectious Disease: A GEO Platform for Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Myanmar Malaria Early Warning System (MMEWS): Multi-sensor Satellite Data Fusion System for Monitoring Environmental Predictors of Malaria in the Region of Emerging Artemisinin Resistance
  • Predictive Assessment of Transmission Conditions of Cholera in the Environment and Human Population using Earth Observations
  • Mapping the Missing Millions: Developing a Global Database of Informal Settlement Location, Schema, and SDGs Indicators using Crowdsourced Data, Machine Learning, and Multi-sensor Satellite Imagery
  • Supporting the vision for GEOSS in the Americas: Community Building and Capacity Development in Support of AmeriGEOSS Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Area

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a coordination body that aims to enhance the use of Earth observations (EO) in environmental decision making through government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, and expertise...