Insight for a Changing World: 14th GEO Plenary

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GEO pivots its strategic mission to focus on putting it vast resources into the hands of users.

Successes and Setbacks of the First Large-Scale Coral Nurseries in the Maldives

This article illustrates two midwater nursery technique achievements by means of cultivating thousands of coral fragments, which showed resilience from the 2016 bleaching event.

Protecting Coral Reefs from Climate Change Impacts through Sustainable Tourism

In the face of global climate change and coral reef degradation, the Green Fins initiative promotes conservation through sustainable reef-dependent businesses.

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.