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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Flooding can destroy crop and cropland on a large scale. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) has the mandate to report crop loss after...
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This proposal addresses the needs of the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO), which conducts State Implementation Plan (SIP) air quality assessment modeling for its...
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Proposals that respond to section 3.1.1 (Remote Sensing as a Catalyst for Large-scale Conservation) should link natural seascapes to large-scale conservation using satellite imagery to...
Agriculture is a critical sector of the US economy. Weather events such as hail, high winds, tornados, and flash floods can destroy an entire harvest...
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Conservation management for salmonids (trout + salmon) as for other taxa often requires decisions on the allocation of scarce resources. These decisions are typically supported...
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In this proposal we seek to partner with the SERVIR-West Africa hub AGRHYMET in Niamey, Niger to provide improved estimation and predictability of water resources...
Biodiversity and the many ecosystem functions and services it underpins are undergoing significant changes worldwide scientifically rigorous information is needed to monitor their status and...
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Agricultural productivity is strongly dependent on the availability of water. As the world's food supply continues to be taxed by population growth, increasing demand, and...
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This project explores current and future water availability for irrigation across the Central Valley and western United States in collaboration with the US Bureau of...
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We will develop an Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC) to provide a flexible, on-line tool for ecoforecasting applications; it will meld observations collected by amateur observers...