Category: Articles

Students Build Their Resume While Building Underwater Vehicles

Hands-on learning while building underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) helps young students connect with marine habitats, and gets them excited about science, math and engineering.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to CubeSats

CubeSats, once viewed with skepticism, are changing the way we think about space exploration and Earth observation.

The Primary Advantage in Utilizing Remote Sensing Assets for Extreme Heat Vulnerability Studies

Remotely sensed imagery provides an alternate view of spatial characteristics that in situ measurements typically lack. This is an advantage to utilizing such datasets for the analysis of environmental health vulnerabilities.

The NEREUS Network: Bringing the Benefits of Space Uses to Regions and Citizens

NEREUS brings the benefits of space technologies to Europe’s citizens and regions. It serves as an advocate for regional concerns on the utilization of space technologies and is a dynamic platform to facilitate the involvement of its members in European Union-funded projects and activities.

Climate Informatics: Human Experts and the End-to-End System

In this article, we argue for a fundamental refocusing of cyberinfrastructure to support climate science and the broader use of climate information. Our ultimate goal is to accelerate the use of state-of-the-art climate information in management and planning.

Giovanni – Making Fast Connections Between NASA Remote Sensing Data and Public Health Issues

Giovanni has great potential for the investigation of different public health issues because a large variety of Earth system data variables are available in the system.

Saharan Dust and Wildfire Smoke: An Evaluation of Enhancing AirNow with NASA Satellite Data

We present two case studies as a way to evaluate the performance of the AirNow Satellite Data Processor (ASDP): a Saharan dust transport event and a wildfire smoke event.

Utilizing Remote Sensing to Explore Environmental Factors of Visceral Leishmaniasis in South Sudan

Initial pilot study results suggest that climatology maybe used as an early warning system of Visceral leishmaniasis in South Sudan. Remote sensing and health data indicated that below average precipitation and inundation in the transmission period (AMJJ) may correspond with higher disease occurrence in September, October, November and December.

Tele-Epidemiology: Advancing the Application of Earth Observation to Public Health Issues in Canada

The emergence of zoonotic diseases is ranking highly among public health issues that the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, and numerous national organizations, companies and universities are attempting to address. In order to mitigate these types of health risks, they are adopting a multi-sectorial approach of collaboration known as the One World One Health approach.

UNEP Live: Building an Information Powerhouse

Can a new kind of website transform how environmental data are collected and shared? The creators of UNEP Live think it just might.