Floods are the deadliest and most costly natural hazard worldwide, so it is important to obtain highly reliable information about global flooding events. This project aims to integrate flood inundation information from multiple sources into the DisasterAWARE® (All-hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation) platform, providing...
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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Biodiversity and the many ecosystem functions and services it underpins are undergoing significant changes and needs worldwide scientifically rigorous information to monitor their status and trends. Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) capture key constituent components of biodiversity change. The EBV class ‘Species Populations addresses the most...
Margaret T Glasscoe
Matthew C Hansen
Imagine being able to predict streamflow on every river and stream in the world for the next 15 days! With our global streamflow modelling and simulation product and web applications this is now possible. What can be done with these forecasts when they are combined...
Vector-borne diseases, caused by pathogens and parasites, are transmitted through living organism carriers known as vectors. Mosquitoes are the most common disease vectors and transmit illnesses such as Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, and yellow fever. These diseases affect millions of people around the...
The overarching goal of the project is to characterize anomalies in water supply and demand using a combination of NASA satellite observations and NASA physically based land surface models. The annual water supply-demand imbalance is ingested into existing California Department of Water Resources (CA...