Palau, a small island state in the Pacific Ocean, relies heavily on seafood for the food security of the citizens. Aquaculture is emerging in Palau as a strategy to supplement seafood production from wild resources, but farming practices can threaten the fragile marine ecosystems… Read More
Identifying drought-prone areas and developing an early warning system for crop damage. Protecting biologically diverse areas of the National Park System with a trail monitoring tool. Confirming flooded areas to better inform decision-makers during a disaster.
Each program area supports a variety of projects that utilize Earth observations to identify challenges around the world and create innovative solutions. Our portfolio demonstrates the benefits of using NASA Earth observations to enhance decision-making and improve life on Earth.
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Aquatic invasive species (AIS) presence in freshwater ecosystems has increased over the past several years as a result of climate change and anthropogenic landscape change. The spread of AIS is harmful to the health of native aquatic species, and therefore threatens the health of… Read More
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) is vitally important to the Chesapeake Bay, serving as one of the primary food sources for the organisms that inhabit the bay. This project evaluated the efficacy of remote… Read More
Team: Kyle Steen (Project Lead), Vanessa Bailey, Gabriella Boodhoo, Barry McLaughlin
Summary: The removal and reintroduction of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Yellowstone… Read More
The Luquillo Mountains in the El Yunque National Forest contain the most biologically diverse forest in the United States. It is a cloud forest rich in endemic species and its streams bring clean water to the… Read More
The Isla del Coco Marine Reserve, located off the coast of Costa Rica, is experiencing several environmental challenges including rising sea surface temperature (SST), coral reef bleaching, coastal erosion, and… Read More
The Cheat River, primarily located in northeast West Virginia, experiences major flooding events that negatively impact nearby communities. Poor water quality due to acid mine drainage and excess sediment… Read More
Team: Liam Megraw, Stefanie Dimayuga Mendoza, Samantha Kelly, Jesse Carlson
Summary: Intensifying weather events, sea level rise, and extensive coastal development in… Read More
Team: Madeleine Tango (Project Lead), Jack Acomb, Lisa Son, Annika Harrington
Summary: Milwaukee County has experienced an increase in flooding due to climate change and… Read More
Iowa dedicates 92% of its land to agriculture, leaving the state economically and culturally vulnerable to drought. Current climate trends show increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation levels,… Read More