Making Space for Earth

Photo of Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef
Earth
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.
Earth
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
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Earth
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
Earth
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
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Earth
Dec 3, 2019
Gigi Pavur, a 2019 DEVELOP participant and former NASA Headquarters intern, is one of eight grand prize winners of the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition for her DEVELOP team’s landslide susceptibility mapping project.
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Earth
Nov 7, 2019
A NASA-enhanced website that began in California to strengthen mosquito control efforts has gone cross-country. Utah and New Jersey state public health officials and mosquito control agencies are now using the California Vectorborne Disease Surveillance System (CalSurv) to help monitor... Read More
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Earth
Nov 7, 2019
NASA’s Earth Applied Sciences Program continues to support cutting-edge scientific research that uses Earth observation data to examine real-time community health challenges. For the international One Health Day 2019 campaign, we highlight NASA’s commitment to the One Health concept by encouraging... Read More
Color-coded map of monthly changes in ultraviolet radiation in the United States
Earth
Nov 7, 2019
Quickly identifying disaster-damaged buildings can be the difference between life and death. Using satellite and aerial images to survey damage is less risky to emergency responders than obtaining ground level views, however reviewing these images is time-consuming because it’s still done using... Read More
Image collage of satellite orbiting earth and three large forest fires
Earth
Nov 5, 2019
Brad Doorn, program manager for NASA Earth Applied Sciences Water Resources Program and Food Security Program, is receiving NASA’s prestigious Exceptional Service Medal for his committed work to advance NASA’s goals. This award is granted to NASA civil servants for “sustained performance that... Read More
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Earth
Oct 29, 2019
This week, on Wednesday, October 30, Resources for the Future’s VALUABLES Consortium is hosting its 2019 workshop in Washington, D.C. The annual workshop brings together economists, NASA experts, Earth scientists, decision makers and thought leaders working to estimate and communicate how satellite... Read More
Earth
Oct 29, 2019
Billions of people around the world are affected by water resource issues, making the everyday activities we take for granted, like taking a shower or turning on the tap and getting clean water,  that much harder. NASA is committed to helping people around the world solve water resource challenges—... Read More
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Earth, Climate Change
Oct 25, 2019
Blizzards, narwhals and sneaky polar bears are all part of a day’s work for Kristin Laidre, a marine biologist funded by NASA’s Applied Sciences Ecological Forecasting Program to study glaciers in southeast Greenland and the polar bears that use them as a habitat. Laidre spends a lot of time in... Read More
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Earth
Oct 23, 2019
From conducting fieldwork in Canada with ground squirrels to becoming the projects manager for the NASA DEVELOP National Program, Amanda Clayton has merged her passion with her career while helping build the scientific workforce.
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Earth
Oct 21, 2019
NASA-Rio de Janeiro Partnership: Working together to connect the use of Earth observation to the urban scale for disaster modeling, crisis response and city management
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Earth
Oct 3, 2019
A NASA-created map that consolidated 26 different post-fire data sets can now do in minutes what used to take federal, state and local agencies 800 hours to compile. In 2018, a record year for fires, that saved those agencies the equivalent of more than $1.2 million dollars in staff time.
Map image highlighting fire-affected plants