Winner Announcement: NASA DEVELOP Summer 2017 Virtual Poster Session

DEVELOP’s 2017 Summer Virtual Poster Session (VPS) features 138 researchers conducting 30 projects across 12 DEVELOP locations.

A panel of judges has selected a grand-prize winner for the 2017 Summer Virtual Poster Session (VPS) contributed by NASA’s DEVELOP National Program.

The contest included 138 researchers conducting 30 projects across 12 DEVELOP locations. The virtual posters were scored by a 26-member panel based on content clarity (including community concern, project partner, NASA Earth observations, and products created), along with production quality, and professional communication.

The People’s Choice Award for the most popular video this summer goes to “Tree Health Time Machine,” conducted by three participants at the NASA Ames Research Center DEVELOP node in Moffett Field, California.

The grand prize goes to “Say No to the Glow: Using NASA and NOAA’s Suomi NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite to Model Artificial Sky Brightness,” conducted by a team of four participants at DEVELOP’s Wise County, Virginia location. The project used remote sensing to model artificial sky brightness in Grand Teton National Park.

Each member of the winning team will receive a one-year trial version of ArcGIS software, furnished by competition sponsor Esri. The company creates geospatial and Geographic Information System (GIS) software that can incorporate NASA remote-sensing data.

Thanks to all the teams, Earthzine readers, and Esri for participating in the VPS.

For more information about DEVELOP, visit the DEVELOP website.

Previous DEVELOP Earthzine Virtual Poster Sessions are listed in the DEVELOP VPS Archive.

Summer 2017 Posters