Assessing Water Clarity to Identify Potential Areas of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay

This project analyzed the efficacy of NASA Earth observations in providing an additional tool for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to use in their analysis of water quality using turbidity as the parameter.

Coral Reef Ecosystems: Moving the Conservation Needle in a Positive Direction

Earthzine’s 2017 quarterly theme on coral reefs will highlight exciting and innovative work to move the needle of conservation in a positive direction—from expeditions to explore deep-sea corals to the declaration of 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef.

Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Assess Snow Cover in Saguaro National Park

Using NASA Earth observations and Google Earth Engine, NASA DEVELOP helps to provide National Park Service with a new tool to assess snow cover in Saguaro National Park.

Ozone and the Appalachian Trail

In large quantities, tropospheric ozone can negatively impact humans and vegetation, but ground-level stations only sample a portion of the atmosphere. This project assessed how NASA satellite data in conjunction with ground stations can enhance education efforts of the National Park Service.

Effectively Address Invasive Species Threats: Join or Start a Local CISMA

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) are voluntary regional partnerships that help land managers address invasive species threats.

Catching the Cheatgrass in the Act: Identifying the Movement of Cheatgrass in the Colorado National Monument

Cheatgrass outlined with wild fire over Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) of Colorado National Monument. Image Credit: Colorado National Monument Ecological Forecasting Team

Bromus tectorum, otherwise known as cheatgrass, is an invasive grass from Europe that has increased its presence all over the world by out-competing native grasses due to its adaptability and lifecycle.

The Day After Tomorrow, Where Will the Mangroves Be?

Across the globe, mangroves play a major role in coastal ecosystem processes mitigating erosion and serving as barriers against storm surges.

Golly GEE Wetlands! Forecasting Wetland Extent in Rwanda

Balancing the demands of economic development and environmental protection is a challenge which requires policymakers to be well-informed about the extent and value of key natural ecosystems.

Time Marshes On: Monitoring Past, Present, and Future Marsh Health in the Chesapeake Bay

Tidal wetlands, such as marshes, are among the Chesapeake Bay’s most protective natural features.

Surveying the Southwest: Land Use Change in Protected Areas

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) were designed to protect and manage areas where desired economic development is in conflict with the needs of threatened and endangered species.

Chaco Canyon Cross-Cutting: Identifying Community Signatures with NASA Earth Observations

This article is a part of the NASA DEVELOP’s Spring 2017 Article Session. For more articles like these, click here This project identifies areas within the San Juan basin that have a high probability of containing an environment suitable to Chacoan sites and generates a risk map of sites at risk of disturbance from expanding […]

Assessing Southern Pine Beetle Epidemics in Alabama Using NASA Earth Observations

Southern pine beetles are known to have caused several hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in Alabama due to their widespread destruction of pine trees. This project aimed to model areas in Alabama that are susceptible to outbreaks using NASA Earth observations.