The Osa Peninsula, located in the southern region of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, is one of the most biologically-diverse places on Earth and a popular ecotourism destination. Previous work through NASA DEVELOP showed positive… 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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Riparian corridors are inhabited by unique and biodiverse plant communities that control erosion, manage sediment loads, and filter pollutants. These ecosystems are transitional zones between terrestrial and aquatic systems… Read More
Huntsville, Alabama’s population has grown by approximately 11% since 2010, due in part to the city’s advancing engineering industry. Rapid urban growth negatively impacts the environment by decreasing tree canopy cover and… Read More
Coastal cities like Providence, RI, and Elizabeth, NJ, are directly affected by extreme heat and flooding events, which impacts the lives of community members. Groundwork USA is a community-based non-profit organization… Read More
The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is an endemic species and a natural driver of forest ecosystems. This beetle has impacted millions of acres of coniferous forest in the western United States since the early… Read More
Phoenix, Arizona, a city with 1.5 million residents, experiences extreme heat every year from May through October, with summer daily maximum temperatures regularly rising over 100°F and a record high temperature of 122°F.… Read More
The City of Yonkers, New York, is located directly north of the Bronx in Westchester County and currently hosts a population of nearly 200,000. In response to increasing hot-weather episodes, the risk of heat-related… Read More
Understanding water dynamics in southeast Idaho is critical to planning and improving water management practices. Partner organizations that focus on water resource management, such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM… Read More
Exposure to heat exacerbated by an increase in urbanization as well as increasing global temperatures has become a growing concern for cities and their residents. Excess heat can cause increased heat-related morbidity,… Read More
Team: Samuel Perrello (Project Lead), Kyle Stark, Koya Oki, Emily Heltzel
Summary: Since their first sightings in the U.S. in 2002, emerald ash borer beetles (Agrilus planipennis… Read More