News and Events

News and Events

E.g., 12/13/2019
E.g., 12/13/2019
August 8, 2019
ClimateBits: Unhealthy Air
July 2, 2019
Changes in river morphology including floods, erosion, and landslides are affecting ecosystem habitats and the lives and livelihoods of communities living along Myanmar’s rivers. SERVIR-Mekong is using satellite-based monitoring tools to support Myanmar agencies and communities to manage the risks better. Last year in Myanmar, floods resulted in 31 deaths and displaced over 300,000 people because official warnings came too late. To help prevent such crises, SERVIR-Mekong and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are developing a seasonal river morphological monitoring and warning system called Dancing Rivers to improve flood forecasting in Myanmar. To read more about this project, visit: https://www.servirglobal.net/#news
July 1, 2019
NASA’s satellite imagery and model forecasts regularly help agricultural and aid agencies to monitor the performance of crops worldwide and prepare for food shortages.
July 1, 2019
The Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) mobile application (app) has been released. It is a tool that uses satellite data to alert users that a harmful algal bloom could be forming based on specific changes in the color of the water in more than 2,000 of the largest lakes and reservoirs across the United States.
June 27, 2019
Fighting Mosquitoes From Space
May 28, 2019
At NASA, we leverage the power of our views of Earth from space and research aircraft to assist communities around the world as they plan for — and recover from — these severe, often life-threatening, events.
May 14, 2019
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words—but so is a map. When you look up your home address on Google Maps, you’ll learn things about your neighborhood that aren’t readily apparent from walking its streets. Compare a current day map of your community to one produced 50 years ago and you’ll take a trip through history that yields different perspectives on the present. In support of Groundwork USA’s Climate Safe Neighborhoods (CSN) project, NASA DEVELOP worked with two CSN participating cities, Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Providence, Rhode Island to devise a rigorous methodology for evaluating land surface temperature and risk of flooding. This collaboration provides Groundwork access to NASA scientists and methods to apply the large store of NASA satellite imagery. To read more about this collaboration, visit: https://groundworkusa.org/putting-climate-safe-neighborhoods-on-the-map/