Applied Sciences is a community leader within the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Our personnel and project teams actively lead and participate in the GEO Work Programme Activities, Regional Initiatives, Working Groups, and priority engagement areas. GEO is a unique global network connecting government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists and experts to create innovation solutions to global challenges.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem sustainability

group on earth observation biodiversity observation network (GEOBON)

GEOBON, a GEO Flagship, facilitates and brings together global biodiversity monitoring systems to understand global trends, the spread and retreat of invasive species and to inform policies for sustaining a biodiverse planet. NASA, NOAA, Navy and BOEM support the United States Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. NASA also supports eight projects spanning both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

NASA GEO Projects supporting GEOBON

Earth Observation for Ecosystem Accounting (EO4EA)

EO4EA, a GEO Initiative, uses Earth observations to establish accounting systems for nature. NASA supports the Executive Secretary and two projects in Indonesia and National Ecosystem Accounts in the United States.

NASA GEO Projects supporting EO4EA

Disaster resilience

Global Flood Risk Monitoring

GFRM, a GEO community activity, assesses and translates flood risk information to impacts at the community, regional and national level. NASA supports three projects focused on improving global flood forecasts and compiling flash flood information.

NASA GEO Projects supporting GFRM

global wildfire Information system initiative (GWIS)

GWIS, GEO Initiative, is a tool supporting operational wildfire management from national to global scales.  NASA is supporting three projects that are bringing new data and models to GWIS.

NASA GEO Projects supporting GWIS

Disaster risk reduction working group (DRR WG)

NASA is one of three DRR WG co-chairs. The WG is implementing a coherent and crosscutting approach within GEO to advance the use of EO to support national DRR and resilience efforts. The GEO Work Programme (GWP) is currently implementing more than two dozen activities using Earth observations for disaster preparedness and prevention, mitigation of potential damage, and better management of and recovery from disasters. The DRR-WG promotes awareness of relevant global policy frameworks, such as the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, while serving as the primary GEO liaison to UNDRR.