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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Principal Investigator

Robert Field

Our proposal falls under GEO Work Programme Element 3.8, the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), and has two parts, to 1) provide additional fire weather data to the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), and 2) work with partners in Indonesia in applying fire weather data...
Principal Investigator

Hyongki Lee

The fresh water resource in lower Mekong is confronted with challenges due to uncoordinated human activity in the upstream regions, such as extraction, diversion and dam impoundment of river waters. Due to the planned development, the dry season water level would rise, and the wet...
Principal Investigator

Karyn Tabor

Indigenous peoples are a key stakeholder group for achieving sustainable land management and addressing global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. There is a need to enhance the monitoring capabilities of indigenous organizations so that they can readily access technical tools and information to...
Principal Investigator

Enrique Montes

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) is a Thematic BON established under the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). The MBON is also the highest priority program identified by the GEO AmeriGEOSS initiative under its Ecosystems and Biodiversity Sustainability Societal Benefit Area...
Principal Investigator

Franz Meyer

Satellite-based radar remote sensing is a rapidly developing technology used for monitoring the Earth’s surface under all weather and illumination conditions. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors have the ability to consistently map the Earth environment, easily identify changes, and track deformations with high precision across...
Principal Investigator

Patrick Jantz

More comprehensive mapping of earth’s biodiversity is a priority to help prevent further biotic impoverishment and maintain ecosystem functions and services. Intergovernmental organizations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations have
developed numerous approaches to map and monitor biodiversity priorities and to report on status and trends...
Principal Investigator

Benjamin F Zaitchik

Childhood undernutrition is linked to more than 50% of child deaths worldwide. Undernutrition of a degree that results in stunting is associated with lifelong deficits in work capacity and cognitive deficits, with important social and economic consequences for individuals and communities. A key aspect of...
Principal Investigator

Gretchen Daily

Biodiversity dynamics underpin the regulation and provisioning of many ES, but ES models used commonly in decision-support tools do not adequately represent the relationships between different levels biodiversity (genes, species, ecosystems) and ES. Most ES tools use land-use/land cover (LULC) as the sole input representing...
Principal Investigator

Tatiana Loboda

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals target to eliminate global malaria epidemics by 2030.  In response, the World Health Organization (WHO) set forth an ambitious and inspiring agenda for global malaria elimination which includes by 2030 a 90% reduction of mortality rates globally, elimination of...
Principal Investigator

Gretchen Daily

Managing and monitoring biodiversity is a major challenge and opportunity for business, especially in rangelands, as one of the most heavily managed and often degraded natural systems that provides significant resources and raw materials for production. One of the largest and most threatened grasslands in...