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

Fire danger rating systems (FDRS) are cornerstones of wildland fire management, but fire danger data are not available in many fire-prone parts of the world. The NASA GISS Global Fire Weather Database (GFWED) was used to meet the global fire research and management...

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 and local communities are key stakeholders for achieving sustainable land management and addressing global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. ​Traditional Indigenous groups represent about 370 million people globally​ and indigenous lands cover ~28% of Earth’s terrestrial surface and include 40% of...

Principal Investigator

Enrique Montes

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Pole to Pole of the Americas (MBON Pole to Pole) has fully established an international consortium of universities, independent research institutes and national agencies that seeks to support of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Societal Benefit Area of AmeriGEO through the...

Principal Investigator

Franz Meyer

SAR-CBC is an AmeriGEO project that aims to build the capacity of Latin American partner institutions to apply Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to the following topics AmeriGEO societal benefit areas:

  • Agricultural monitoring
  • Disaster resilience
  • Ecosystem sustainability
  • Water resource management

What has been done:

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Principal Investigator

Patrick Jantz

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 in...

Principal Investigator

Benjamin F. Zaitchik

This project connects Earth observation experts with epidemiologists and physicians associated with the Malnutrition and Enteric Disease Study (MAL-ED) study of childhood enteric infectious diseases. This objective is to develop a database of relevant climate, hydrology, ecology, and human activity at global gastrointestinal disease study...

Principal Investigator

Gretchen Daily

Biodiversity dynamics underpin the regulation and provisioning of many ecosystem services (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...

Principal Investigator

Tatiana Loboda

Myanmar is one of the five countries with documented cases of emergence of artemisinin resistance. This project aims to develop a robust satellite data driven early warning system (Myanmar Malaria Early Warning System, MMEWS) that enables spatially-explicit monitoring and forecasting of potential surges in malaria...

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...