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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Residents of metro Atlanta pay the highest rates in the nation for municipal water and sewer, in part due to massive recent investments in infrastructure...
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This proposal requests membership for Dr. R. Bradley Pierce (NOAA/NESDIS) on the Aura Science Team as an Applied Science representative to engage International, Federal, State...
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Project Description: An ongoing drought in the Colorado River Basin has reduced levels in Lake Mead to the extent of triggering a reduction in Arizona’s...
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Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health. New Big Data approaches, which employ global networks of volunteers to gather data, and novel approaches to model...
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We propose to use NASA data, models and analysis techniques to enhance the decision capabilities concerning avian influenza (AI) and pandemic influenza risks at partner...
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The Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) has been identified as a key indicator species of the health and status of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystem...
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Terrestrial snow processes are important for energy management, water management, and disaster management applications of national priority because of the timing of snowmelt and the...
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Since the early 2000s, wind-deposited sediment mounds have been growing and encroaching onto the Black Rock Playa of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant...
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"The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, California, consists of 1550 acres of undeveloped coastal wetland and is home to several endangered species, including...
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In wildlife management, perception is everything. Natural resource agencies are tasked with managing wildlife for a diverse group of constituents with interests ranging from hunting...