News and Events

News and Events

E.g., 02/20/2018
E.g., 02/20/2018
February 2, 2018A groundbreaking new study by researchers at Old Dominion University and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) challenges decades of conventional wisdom about the sinking of land in southeastern Virginia.
January 29, 2018NASA’s satellite instruments are often the first to detect wildfires burning in remote regions, and the locations of new fires are sent directly to land managers worldwide within hours of the satellite overpass. Together, NASA instruments, including a number built and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, detect actively burning fires, track the transport of smoke from fires, provide information for fire management, and map the extent of changes to ecosystems, based on the extent and severity of burn scars.
January 23, 2018Water is coming. Where will it hit first and hardest? That’s something residents can see for themselves using an interactive flood prediction map devised by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and validated by data collected by hundreds of citizen-scientists during last fall’s king tide tracking event.
January 12, 2018Winter rains falling on recently burned ground triggered deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California on January 9. NASA calculated the amount of rain fall between January 8 and 10, 2018 and calculated the potential for landslides.
January 11, 2018 This workshop will identify challenges and gaps in the incorporation of remote sensing and modeling into coastal hazards decision-making, and will assist NASA to build capacity for research and disaster response related to individual and cascading coastal hazards.
January 11, 2018Murray, who is based at Langley Research Center, keeps an eye on them all because natural catastrophes are his job. He’s an associate manager of NASA’s disasters program. In its fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the agency responded to 106 disastrous events worldwide, providing data and images from its network of satellites and aircraft. That information has been used for everything from positioning power restoration crews in the wake of hurricanes to crafting no-fly zones after volcanic eruptions. “If there’s a major event anywhere, we’re providing something to somebody,” Murray said.
January 11, 2018NASA announced Sept 26 that Old Dominion University researcher Ben Hamlington will serve as the agency's Sea Level Change Team (SLCT) for the next three years. The new SLCT consists of eight members selected from 20 research proposals. Hamlington's research proposal, "Identifying, Quantifying and Projecting Decadal Sea Level Change" was chosen from five proposals to lead the team. According to NASA, the program is intended to integrate research to improve the accuracy of sea level rise estimates and communicate those results in a simplified manner to the scientific community and general public.
January 11, 2018A team of NASA scientists is using a high-altitude aircraft and a sophisticated imaging spectrometer to study environmental impacts caused by the devastating Southern California wildfires. NASA’s ER-2, based at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, flies as high as 70,000 feet (21,300 meters), almost twice as high as a commercial airliner. NASA uses the unique perspective of the ER-2 for science research missions over much of the world. This month, the aircraft has been flying locally over California, testing early versions of science instruments that may one day be launched into space on board a satellite to observe our home planet Earth.
January 2, 2018Since 2011, DEVELOP's VPS has featured the program's feasibility projects through short videos that showcase the application of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues around the globe. Visitors have the opportunity to peruse project pages, view short videos, and interact with the teams through social media. Once again DEVELOP has returned to host the 2017 Fall Term VPS competition, but with a twist! The VPS competition will have three rounds of judging in a bracket style format. The final two videos will compete head-to-head in a public competition based on likes and shares on DEVELOP's Twitter, YouTube, & Facebook pages. This new format is an exciting one for us at DEVELOP, and we hope you will enjoy it! DEVELOP's 2017 Fall Term has been an exhilarating one with 18 projects featuring the capabilities of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues in 28 U.S. states and 4 countries. 103 DEVELOPers collaborated with over 50 partner organizations to address
January 2, 2018The third SERVIR Annual Global Exchange (SAGE) brought together over 110 team members from across the SERVIR network to Bilbao, Spain from October 9-13, 2017. The largest since its inception, the exchange drew participants from SERVIR hubs in Niger, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand; the SERVIR Science Coordination Office in Huntsville, Alabama; NASA and USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; USAID Missions; SERVIR Support Team; and SERVIR Applied Sciences Team members from institutions across the United States.