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Winner, Honorable Mentions Announced: NASA DEVELOP Spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session

A grand-prize winner and honorable mentions have been selected for the spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session (VPS) contributed by NASA’s DEVELOP National Program. The contest included 25 projects conducted by 104 participants from around the globe.

Earthzine staff , posted on April 14th, 2014
DEVELOP Spring 2014

Earth Day 2014: Celebrating the Built Environment

Can cities really be “green?” They have to, if we are to build a sustainable society. The role of the “built environment” is the theme of Earth Day 2014.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on April 14th, 2014
Energy, Environmental Awareness Theme, Politics

Historic Release of Water Aims to Restore a Once-Lush Landscape in the Colorado River Delta

In a concerted effort to remediate the ecosystems along the channel of the Colorado River, Mexico and the United States recently reached a historic agreement to release water from the Morelos Dam at the Arizona-Mexico border. This ‘pulse flow,’ is intended to reach the Colorado River Delta for the first time in 50 years.

Erin Delman , posted on April 14th, 2014
Quick Look, Water

Greening Hamburg: A Model for Sustainability

Earth Day 2014 is upon us, and the theme for the year is Green Cities. The theme was selected by the Earth Day Network in recognition of the fact that more people now live in urban than rural areas and that the challenges of achieving a desirable quality of life in the face of growing populations will be compounded by the effects of climate change.

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on April 11th, 2014
Quick Look

SERVIR-Africa: Sharing Data for Member Benefit

The SERVIR-Africa partnership with RCMRD promotes an increase in data sharing among RCMRD's member nations. A flood modeling system that will help member states anticipate and prepare for flooding is in its pilot stages.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 6th, 2014
Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look

Using Airborne Geophysical Data to Predict Radon Risk Areas in Ireland

Aerial measurements of outdoor radon levels in Northern Ireland were conducted to produce risk-exposure mapping at fine resolution for household and building safety.

Hodgson and Carey , posted on April 6th, 2014
EO for Health

Earth Science Data Analysis in the Era of Big Data

Many Earth scientists are wondering: How will Big Data technologies benefit Earth science research? To illustrate the effects of combining a Big Data technology with an effective means of collaboration, we relate the (fictitious) experience of an early-career Earth science researcher a few years beyond the present, interlaced and contrasted with reminiscences of its recent past.

Kuo, et al , posted on April 4th, 2014
Informatics Theme

Promoting Volunteered Geographic Information to Solve Real-World Problems: A Pre-conference Workshop at GIScience 2014

The 8th Annual International Conference on Geographic Information Science will be held this September in Vienna. In recognition of the increasing role of citizen scientists and crowd-sourced information in geospatial research, the conference will be preceded by a workshop on Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on April 2nd, 2014

New Sentinel Satellite Launch by the European Space Agency

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on April 1st, 2014
Earth Observation, Quick Look

The Hungry Caterpillar – Catching Fire: VIIRS Forest Disturbance Detection

Project Team: U.S. Disasters and Ecological Forecasting Team Team Location: Stennis Space Center, Stennis, Mississippi Authors: Jamie Thompson (University of Southern Mississippi) Brittany Howell (University of Southern Mississippi) Alyssa Pourmonir (State University of New York Maritime) Timothy Sutherlin (University of Southern Mississippi) Heather Nicholson (University of Southern Mississippi) Mentors/Advisors: Joseph Spruce (Senior Research Scientist, Computer […]

DEVELOPVPS , posted on March 30th, 2014
DEVELOP Spring 2014


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