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

Walter Jetz

Biodiversity and the many ecosystem functions and services it underpins are undergoing significant changes worldwide scientifically rigorous information is needed to monitor their status and trends. Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) capture key constituent components of biodiversity change. Facilitated by the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO...
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

John Malone

Implementation of a geospatial surveillance and response system resource for vector borne disease in the Americas (GeoHealth) will be tested using NASA satellite data, geographic information systems and ecological niche modeling to characterize the environmental suitability and potential for spread of selected endemic and epizootic...
Principal Investigator

Noah Molotch

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...

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

Mary Blair

Effective policy responses to changes in biodiversity are only possible with adaptable analytic tools that leverage the influx of data from biodiversity observation systems. Such analytic tools must also be streamlined and readily mastered by researchers making scientific recommendations. In this project, we will create...
Principal Investigator

Pedro Jimenez Munoz

A GEO Vision for Energy (GEO-VENER) goal includes “the availability and long-term acquisition of data from satellite and in-situ instruments and models to make possible the effective deployment, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems and their integration in the grid”. The challenge in renewable...
Principal Investigator

Christine Lee

Water quality is a critical element of freshwater supply, particularly in times and areas of drought, in part due to less dilution of point contaminant sources. Limited water resources can be further strained if water quality is not managed properly.While there are measures in place...

Principal Investigator

Alyssa Whitcraft

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a coordination body that aims to enhance the use of Earth observations (EO) in environmental decision making through government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, and expertise in industry. GEO’s vision is to leverage these resources and...
Principal Investigator

Luigi Boschetti

The Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), hosted by the European Commission Joint Research Center and developed under the 2015-2016 GEO Work Program, provides an internet based portal and repository of fire information with the goal of enabling a comprehensive view and evaluation of fire regimes...