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The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. The Disasters area supports projects to enhance management practices and disaster reduction across disaster types, including floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

PORTFOLIO

  • Development of a Harmonized Multi-Sensor Global Active Fire Data Set
  • 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
  • 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)
  • GPS-Aided and DART-Ensured Real-time(GADER) Tsunami Early Detection System
  • Enhancing Floodplain Management in the Lower Mekong River Basin Using NASA Vegetation and Water Cycle Satellite Observations
  • SAR-VIEWS: SAR Volcano Integrated Early Warning System
  • Developing global building exposure for disaster forecasting, mitigation, and response
  • A Remote-sensing-based Flood Crop Loss Assessment Service System (RF-CLASS) for Supporting USDA Crop Statistics and Insurance Decision Making
  • Disaster Response and Analysis Through Event-Driven Data Delivery (ED3) Technology
  • Near Real Time Flood Inundation Prediction and Mapping For the World Food Programme
  • Proposal in Response to Opportunity Earth Science Applications: Disasters
  • Norway Oil Spill Exercise 2014-15
  • Near Real-time Volcanic Cloud Products for Aviation Alerts
  • Enhancement of the NWS Storm Damage Assessment Toolkit with Earth Remote Sensing Data
  • Damage Assessment Map from Interferometric Coherence
  • Deformation monitoring of volcanoes in the Caribbean and Latin America using ALOS-PALSAR and Sentinel-1 interferometry
  • Enhancing Floodplain Management in the Lower Mekong River Basin Using NASA Vegetation and Water Cycle Satellite Observations
  • NMQ-FLASH-LANDSLIDE (NFL): Utilization of NASA Earth Observations into a NOAA Coupled Flood and Landslide Prediction System over the US
  • Near Real Time Flood Inundation Prediction and Mapping For the World Food Programme
  • SAR-VIEWS: SAR Volcano Integrated Early Warning System
  • Disaster Response and Analysis Through Event-Driven Data Delivery (ED3) Technology
  • ALTERATION, SLOPE-CLASSIFIED ALTERATION, AND LAHAR HAZARDS MAPS OF VOLCANOES FOR THE ASTER VOLCANOES ARCHIVE
  • Enhancement of the NWS Storm Damage Assessment Toolkit with Earth Remote Sensing Data
  • GPS-Aided and DART-Ensured Real-time(GADER) Tsunami Early Detection System
  • Improving Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Hydrologic Disaster Forecasting and Response by Assimilating and Fusing NASA and Other Data Sets
  • Near Real-time Volcanic Cloud Products for Aviation Alerts
  • Proposal in Response to Opportunity Earth Science Applications: Disasters
  • Real-time Global Flood Analyses and Forecasts Using Satellite Rainfall and Hydrological Models
  • REPAIR (Rapid Earthquake Products from Analysis & Imaging for Response)
  • A Remote-sensing-based Flood Crop Loss Assessment Service System (RF-CLASS) for Supporting USDA Crop Statistics and Insurance Decision Making
  • Developing global building exposure for disaster forecasting, mitigation, and response
  • INVESTIGATING THE USE OF NASA PRODUCTS TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF REGIONAL OPERATIONAL FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
  • Multi-sensor Approach for Analysis and Mapping of Hurricane Flooding
  • Near Real Time Global MODIS Flood Mapping
  • Earthquake Data Enhanced Cyber-Infrastructure for Disaster Evaluation and Response (E-DECIDER)
  • Feasibilityibility of Predicting Forest Fire from Microwave Sensing of Fuel Loads
  • U.S. Hurricane Landfall and Climate: Reinsurance Decision Support
  • Extending AWIPS II Visualization and Collaboration Capabilities for Enhanced Decision Making using NASA Data within NOAA NWS and FEMA
  • Use of Integrated MASTER Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR DEM for Active Fault Detection and Evaluation
  • Monitoring Levees and Subsidence in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using UAVSAR
  • Development of a Planetary Boundary Layer and Atmospheric Stability Analysis for Homeland Security Applications
  • GPS-aided Real-Time Earthquake and Tsunami (GREAT) Alert System
  • Wildfire DSS Enhancements: Integrating Real-Time Orbital and Suborbital Assets for Pre-, Active-, and Post-Fire Assessments
  • Global Flood and Landslide Monitoring/Forecasting
  • Enhancing NOAA AWIPS DSS by Infusing NASA Research Results for Drought and Other Disaster Management
  • Integrating NASA Earth Science Capabilities into the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center for Improvements in Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling
  • LES modeling for Homeland Security Applications
  • Global Fire Information for Resource Management
  • 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...
If this technology saves even one island from levee failure, then it’s been very worth the time and energy.
Joel Dudas
California Department of Water Resources
I've been very impressed with the Coast Guard’s commitment to bring NASA satellite data and model forecasts into their decision-making process in order to improve their search and rescue operations.
Yi Chao
Project Investigator
[This application is an] extraordinarily powerful technique that we will continue to use and incorporate.
Arthur Allen
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Search and Rescue
The teamwork between the NASA JPL E-DECIDER team and the DHS UICDS team has produced an extraordinarily valuable improvement to the emergency response capabilities across the United States.
James W. Morentz
UICDS
E-DECIDER enriches our capabilities with a regional picture: a snapshot of regional effects, which helps in planning activities in the most critical areas.
Anne Rosinski
California Geological Survey and California Earthquake Clearinghouse
During the exercise, CGS geologists utilized the [E-DECIDER] imagery to help map landslides and other sites of hazardous ground deformation caused by the earthquake.
Chuck Real
California Geological Survey
NASA was ready to provide the benefit of its research assets to organizations whose mission it is to issue forecasts and keep the airspace safe.
John Haynes
NASA Earth Science
By combining NASA, NOAA and our own GIS information, we were able to improve our situational awareness in real time so we could better serve the citizens of Maryland.
Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland

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