Remote sensing via satellites enables us to survey the spatial-temporal patterns of vector-borne diseases in both near and distant places. In this article, MODIS imaging time series, in particular, are explored as an application to bolster surveillance and vector control programs.
Can satellite images show the growth of the recovering Rwandan rain forest? NASA satellite data can be used to monitor the reforestation of protected areas previously damaged by widespread subsistence farming. Several vegetation indices such as EVI, LAI, NPP, and tree high data will assess the current vegetation cover conditions across Rwanda.
Project Team: Cumberland Ecological Forecasting Team Team Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama Authors: Michael Logsdon Brandie Stringer Daryl Ann Winstead Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Luvall (NASA Global Hydrology and Climatology Center) Abstract: Invasive terrestrial plant groups, such as Asiatic bush honeysuckle, are capable of altering a habitat or ecosystem to such an extent that the inherent functions of … Read More
Project Team: U.S. Disasters Team Team Location: NASA Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, Mississippi Authors: Ross Reahard Alahna Moore Caitlin Ruby Eric Mack Heather Nicholson Mentors/Advisors: Joe Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center, Science Advisor) James Smoot (NASA Stennis Space Center, Science Advisor) Past/Other Contributors: Jamie Thompson (DEVELOP) Heather Nicholson (DEVELOP) Tim Sutherland (DEVELOP) Alyssa Pourmonir (DEVELOP) Brittany Howell (DEVELOP) Abstract: … Read More
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in Greece offers operational Earth Observation services for disaster management of forest wildfire. Dedicated systems offer stakeholders online access to robust, accurate and fully operational Web-based tools to assist their Emergency Response and Emergency Support actions.
The NASA Giovanni system allows researchers to easily find, and rapidly visualize and analyze, a wide variety of Earth observation data. Many scientists around the world have discovered and used the system. An online workshop (named in honor of Dr. Gregory G. Leptoukh, who led the development of the system for several years) was convened to share Giovanni’s contributions to recently-published research in many different disciplines of Earth science.
The risk of food supply disruptions will continue to grow as our agricultural systems and the land that sustains them respond to the pressures of climate change, energy and water needs and population increases. GEO has a critical role to play, working with its partner organizations to coordinate and secure the necessary global observations for agricultural monitoring. This paper describes recent developments in the GEO Agricultural Monitoring Task (Ag 07-03a)