News and Events

News and Events

E.g., 06/19/2018
E.g., 06/19/2018
April 27, 2018The OpenET project is building a web-based platform that will make ET data broadly available across the western U.S. at user-defined scales and timeframes, leveraging Google’s Earth Engine. The effort is supported by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Moore Foundation, and the Walton Family Fund and builds upon NASA ASP investments in satellite mapping of ET. The project is led by EDF in partnership with NASA (ARC, MSFC, JPL), Google, the Desert Research Institute, the World Bank, USDA ARS, and multiple university partners.
April 13, 2018Learn more about what ARSET accomplished in 2017. In 2017, ARSET expanded the impact of Earth observations on communities across the globe. Since 2008, ARSET has offered more than 100 trainings. Cristina Karen Ovando Crespo has taken 22 of them, all online, between 2013 and 2017. “After 15 years of [working] experience, I’m still eager to learn more and to combine different tools and products, despite the limitations of our resources here in Bolivia,” said Ovando Crespo. To read more, go to https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/users/2017-ARSET-Annual-Report.pdf.
April 13, 2018As part of NASA's Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES 2018) omnibus solicitation, NASA Applied Sciences Program is requesting proposals for a new SERVIR Applied Sciences Team (AST) to support the SERVIR program in co-developing science applications with SERVIR hubs for international development through the use of Earth observations. The aim is to improve the abilities of SERVIR regional hubs, national stakeholders, and users to apply Earth observations. The primary purpose of the AST is to provide geographic and thematic applied science expertise to regions supported by the SERVIR global network. The two step proposal process begins with the Step-1 proposals, due by 10/25/2018. Link: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=610902/solicitationId=%7BF9AAFAE0-097F-D8A7-3E10-1E8BA6AB6B61%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/A.35%20SERVIR.pdf
April 13, 2018USAID and NASA are supporting women scientists around the world to use science and technology to improve resilience and raise the visibility of women in science. More than 30 women scientists and experts work with the USAID- and NASA- supported SERVIR program to solve their countries' most critical development challenges using freely-available satellite data. These women are serving society while simultaneously paving the way for the next generation to see more women play a role in science, technology and public policy. The skills and perspectives of both women and men are critical to addressing complex challenges like food security, water security, disaster resilience, and sustainable land and forest management. In celebration of 2018 International Women's Day and Women's History Month, SERVIR Global profiled the work of women across the network and their contributions to the development of innovative solutions using science and technology.
April 13, 2018More than half of Kenya’s nearly 50 million citizens work in the agricultural sector, underscoring the important role farming plays in Kenya’s economy and individuals’ livelihoods. Despite the importance of agriculture, up until recently the Government of Kenya had been using outdated cropland maps (from 2000-2001) to conduct food security assessments. To help address this problem, in 2017, SERVIR–Eastern and Southern Africa at the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) worked with the Kenyan State Department of Agriculture to release updated cropland maps that were co-developed with USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) — a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity.
April 13, 2018Speaking of GIS: The Podcast About GIS and The People Who Make It Happen This week’s special guest is Lance Watkins, Center Lead for NASA DEVELOP in Tempe, Arizona. NASA DEVELOP is a capacity building program that combines rich satellite geospatial information with local problem solving. These 10 week workshops that helps organizations collaborate on new kinds of problem solving. Participants learn how to use rich NASA datasets to move the needle on their local issues.
April 13, 2018During the Summer 2017 term of NASA’s DEVELOP National Program, participants used geospatial data and technologies to monitor the health of mangroves and marine reserves, monitor and manage invasive species, and study natural disasters across the world. Each project completed by a DEVELOP team is conducted in partnership with state and federal agencies or organizations local to the study area. Fundamental to the analytical and geospatial component of each of these projects is NASA Earth science remote sensing data. Many of these projects use data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, the Terra Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), and derived data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), data that are distributed by the LP DAAC.
March 16, 2018The Water Resources Applied Sciences Program has released a solicitation. The deadline for Step - 1 is April 17, 2018.
March 7, 2018The Impacts: Actionable information for decision-makers and stakeholders! By linking NASA products to existing water supply forecast procedures at the CA DWR, we provide information to support water management decisions. A strong partnership with CA DWR ensures effective integration of our products into decision-making processes with an emphasis on two-way communication. Namely, the participation by David Rizzardo, California’s Chief of Water Supply Forecasting, and John Berggren (University of Colorado-Boulder), an expert in stakeholder decision support, ensure continual communication between researchers and stakeholders. The research is highly relevant to broader NASA strategic goals because it connects improved understanding of Earth System Science to mitigation and adaptation to global change – providing actionable information to decision-makers and stakeholders.