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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Benjamin F Zaitchik
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 resource systems is essential to securing sustainable water resources. This project will make unique contributions through a comprehensive and challenging...
Blake A Schaeffer
The Cyanobacteria Assessment Network is a multi-agency project among the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Geological Survey to develop an early warning indicator system for algal bloom detection in U.S. freshwater systems. This research will utilize historical and...
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 as climate change alter the hydrologic regime. The Colorado River, in particular, faces these challenges and many more as the...
Water utility managers face the difficult daily task of safeguarding the public health and complying with state and federal water quality regulations, while minimizing costs and environmental impacts. Add to that continued water quality degradation from human activities, increasingly strict regulatory standards for water quality...