Extending NASA Earth Science Research to Benefit Society: NASA DEVELOP Spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session

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This spring’s installment of the DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session series features interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe.

In DEVELOP’s first Virtual Poster Session (VPS) of 2014, 107 young researchers from around the globe came together at 13 locations to collaborate on 25 projects.

Landsat 8 mosaic images of the Inner Niger Delta in Mali, western Africa. The mosaic seen in the satellite silhouette depicts the extent of flash flooding in September 2013. Image Credit: Chris McKeel, DEVELOP.

Landsat 8 mosaic images of the Inner Niger Delta in Mali, western Africa. The mosaic seen in the satellite silhouette depicts the extent of flash flooding in September 2013. Image Credit: Chris McKeel, DEVELOP.

Part of NASA’s Applied Sciences’ Capacity Building Program, DEVELOP projects highlight fresh applications of NASA’s suite of Earth-observing sensors and increase the understanding of NASA Earth science data and technology.åÊ Participants work in 10-week terms to analyze societal and scientific dilemmas and discover ways in which these issues can be better predicted, monitored or mitigated through the application of NASA Earth observations. The VPS provides a platform for DEVELOP participants to further reach local and global audiences to maximize the capacity of their research use and application.

From March 30 – April 9, DEVELOPers will participate in dialogue with Earthzine readers in a blogging competition co-sponsored by Exelis Visual and Esri. Using the Livefyre comment system, you may login with Facebook, Twitter and other accounts. See the bottom section of each project page to post a comment.

Following the blogging period, a panel of judges will select the top projects with the most substantial dialogue, scientific merit, and creativity. The winners will be announced April 15 on this page and in the Earthzine Full Moon Newsletter.

DEVELOP’s spring projects applied NASA Earth observations to environmental concerns including monitoring conservation efforts and drought, forecasting water availability and vector-borne disease risk, as well as mapping invasive species distribution and the damage from natural disasters such as flooding, wildfires and hurricanes. These projects partnered with 61 end-user organizations that could benefit from enhanced decision-support tools through the integrated use of NASA’s suite of Earth-observing satellites and aerial missions.

For more information about DEVELOP, visit the DEVELOP website. Previous DEVELOP Earthzine Virtual Poster Sessions are listed in the DEVELOP VPS Archive.

On the Front Lines: Protecting Coastal Communities and Mitigating Disease Outbreaks

Sign in water reads ‰ÛÏHealth Warning: This water may cause ill effects to humans and animals‰Û

Image Credit: Kim Meagher, Dreamstime.com.

I Seaweed, Do You? Using Landsat and Open Source GIS to Locate Sargassum

The Real Monster of Lake Champlain

Pucker up: Kissing Bug Habitat Modeling with NASA Earth Observations

Adeus, Aedes aegypti: Preparing Brazil for Dengue Fever Outbreaks

Validations of Precipitation Inundation Aberrations for African Nations

Allocation to Inundation: Addressing Global Water Issues

Aerial view of cliffs on coastline

Image Credit: Getty Images.

Capturing Colorado’s Floods: A New Method for Extracting Peak Flood Extent

Combating Drought in Atacama, Chile, with NASA Earth Observations

The Pulse of the Mekong: Flood Impact Mapping in Southeast Asia

Smokey Says: Only YOU (and the Sierra DSS) Can Manage Forest Resources

When Disasters Strike, the Force of Remote Sensing Strikes Back

Earthly Endeavours: Repairing Ecosystems with Animal and Land Management

Forested hills in Southeast Asia.Image Credit: Xu Xiaoning, Dreamstime.com

Image Credit: Xu Xiaoning, Dreamstime.com.

Can We Talk About the Elephant in the Park?

Reintroduction in Motion: Habitat Modeling for the Scimitar-Horned Oryx

Monitoring Land Reclamation in Southwest Virginia Coalfield Counties

Finding the Greenest Way: A Sustainable Coexistence between Miami and the Everglades

Marshlands to Rice Fields: Revolutionizing Agricultural Practices in Rwanda


Mitigating Fire and Drought: The Swift and Gradual Fates of Foliage

Forest fire

Image Credit: Getty Images.

A Real Time Fight Against Drought: Practical Solutions for Southeastern Farmers

Oaxaca Drought Patterns: Breaking the Code

Assessment of Water Availability for Agriculture in Bhutan and Nepal

Fire Watch: Determining Fire Susceptibility in the Great Dismal Swamp

The Hungry Caterpillar Catching Fire: VIIRS Forest Disturbance Detection

Defending Natural and Agricultural Resources: Fighting Pests and Invasive Species

Pine trees in national park

Image Credit: Tiziano Casalta, Dreamstime.com.

Bug Off! Woolly Adelgid Induced Hemlock Decline in the Great Smoky Mountains

Preparing for the Future: Linking Technology with Nature to Preserve White Oak

Using Landsat 8 to Mitigate: Mesquite Risk Modeling in Ethiopia

Analysis of Phenocamera Tower Locations in the Missouri River Basin

Forecasting Optimal Growth Zones from the Cascades to the Apple-achians