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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This project bridges individual health and community health by forecasting atmospheric ozone, dust and other aerosols that trigger asthmatic responses or myocardial infarction; and, by...
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This project proposes a methodology that improves capabilities to forecast 1- to 6-month precipitation and water supply anomalies. Predicting and understanding droughts' effects on water...
Summary: Area estimation of croplands is a challenge, made difficult by the variety of cropping systems, including crop types, management practices, and field sizes. The...
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Today, there are many river basins facing the challenges and complexities of ensuring a sustainable water supply as future water demands increase and threats such...
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Much of Central Africa¿s economy is centered on oil production. Oil deposits in this region tend to lie below vast amounts of compressed natural gas...
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The African Great Lakes lie along the East African rift valleys and play an important role in the economy and culture of the millions of...
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"The African Great Lakes lie along the East African Rift Valley and play an important role in the economy and culture of the millions of...
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Recent GAO reports have identified a need for land managers to develop measures to evaluate the efficacy of fuels treatments for mitigating fire hazard on...
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Proposal Summary. We will apply OMI remote sensing information to air quality issues in the eastern US, where NO2 and SO2 are key precursors to...