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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Alaska’s wetlands make up over a third of the state’s land cover and provide numerous ecosystem services, such as water filtration and storage, nutrient retention...
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Invasive species are one of the most pressing environmental and economic threats of the twenty-first century. Alaska is one of the fastest warming places on...
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Hydrothermal alteration which produces argillic and phyllic minerals has been shown to weaken volcanic edifices and increase the potential for debris flows (Crandell, 1971; Scott...
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Onchocerciasis, or River Blindness, is a treatable disease caused by the vector-borne parasite, Onchocerca volvulus. The parasite is transmitted through bites of infected black flies...
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Coral reef ecosystems are considered to be some of the most ecologically and economically important habitats in the world. Located in the South Pacific, American...
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Portions of Amistad National Recreation Area (NRA) are threatened by the presence of an invasive grass species known as giant cane (Arundo donax), which drastically...
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The Autonomous Modular System - Wildfire (AMS-Wildfire) is a NASA remote sensing system that combines the strengths of airborne infrared imagers and multispectral satellite instruments...
GEOGLOWS seeks to enable earth scientists to solve the challenges associated with achieving Global Water Sustainability. Providing ample clean water is also an element of...
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Conservation International has developed a suite of near real-time fire and deforestation monitoring and forecasting systems that channel satellite observations directly to national and sub-national...
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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...