Making Space for Earth

The NASA booth ready to go at the Esri Fed GIS conference in Washington DC, February 2020. Credit: NASA
Mar 25, 2020
A showcase for U.S. federal agencies that use geographic information systems (GIS) technology occurred in February 2020 and the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Capacity Building program area was front and center.
Mar 20, 2020
Water is a crucial resource for the Navajo Nation, which spans some of the driest states in the U.S. – Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Sparse infrastructure leaves more than 40 percent of Navajo households without running water.
Photo of water tank on Navajo land in Arizona
Mar 19, 2020
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released its seasonal "Spring Outlook for 2020" on March 19, 2020. As part of its mission to aid communities with NASA data and research, the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters program area reviewed some of the unique tools and... Read More
Mar 9, 2020
An ecological data revolution is underway, giving ecologists unprecedented insights into Earth's systems. This revolution is driven by the integration and harmonization of multiple data sources, including NASA’s remotely sensed data. NASA's Earth Science Data Systems program oversees the life... Read More
Biological Diversity graphic
Mar 6, 2020
Tracking air pollution with emojis. 
Map using emojis to show air quality in India
Mar 4, 2020
More than 925,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in Bangladesh, but the camps they stay in are at risk from deadly landslides, especially during monsoon season. Decision makers there are using NASA Earth observations to inform which areas are most at risk – and now, the United Nations Office... Read More
Photo of refugee camp in Bangladeshi's hillside
Feb 28, 2020
The first interviews for a brand-new, regularly occurring segment on NASA TV are "in the can." NASA Science Live is a monthly program airing on NASA TV, focusing on NASA research and people. For this first segment, it highlighted work supported by the Disasters program area on how city managers in... Read More
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Earth, Climate Change
Feb 27, 2020
Bolten also addressed work done at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on the Earth's changing climate and extreme events like the massive Australian fires of 2020 and how the Earth Applied Sciences program is, "moving from data to decision making."
Feb 21, 2020
SAGE is a space for tackling difficult questions: How can scientists and developers better work together? How can we improve listening to users, ask the right questions, and develop smarter, more useful applications? How can Earth science provide more accessible insights to help decisions made and... Read More
Photo of 4 female team members
Feb 6, 2020
Paul Stackhouse, the lead developer for NASA’s Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) project, was recently featured on an episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy podcast by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.
Screenshot of the NASA Power application charts and data
Feb 1, 2020
Harmful algal blooms and blue whale conservation will be the focus of 2020 studies from the VALUABLES Consortium, a cooperative agreement between NASA Earth Applied Sciences and the nonprofit research institution Resources for the Future (RFF).
Photo of consortium attendees in classroom
Jan 27, 2020
NASA Harvest Program Director, Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef, was recently featured on Episode 73: Crop Circle on the nature, Earth, and environmentally-focused podcast series Podship Earth hosted by Jared Blumenfeld California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection.
Photo of Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef
Jan 16, 2020
What role can NASA’s satellites play in public health? What satellite resources are available to track and predict wildfires? How does one begin to use NASA’s free data visualization tools, such as Giovanni? This winter, the Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST) will be hosting a... Read More
Health and Air Quality Applied Science Webinar Series Banner
Jan 13, 2020
“By working directly with community members, you can gain a true understanding of the challenges that they face as well as the specific pathogens or disease conditions that influence health and well-being. Without this information, you will not be able to identify research or programmatic gaps that... Read More
Photo of Helena Chapman working with the community in the Dominican Republic on public health issues
Dec 19, 2019
The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Program attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. The team was there to share the breadth and depth of the ways NASA Earth Observations can be used to benefit humankind and our environment, connecting with a scientific... Read More
Photo of woman giving presentation about landslide susceptibility at AGU