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UNEP Live: Building an Information Powerhouse

Can a new kind of website transform how environmental data are collected and shared? The creators of UNEP Live think it just might.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on April 18th, 2014
Earth Observation

MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases

Remote sensing via satellites enables us to survey the spatial-temporal patterns of vector-borne diseases in both near and distant places. In this article, MODIS imaging time series, in particular, are explored as an application to bolster surveillance and vector control programs.

Neteler and Metz , posted on April 16th, 2014
Articles, EO for Health

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX): Managing Scientific Knowledge and Collaboration

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a collaborative platform that combines state-of-the-art supercomputing, Earth system modeling, remote-sensing data from NASA and other agencies, and a scientific social network to provide an environment in which users can explore and analyze large Earth science data sets, run modeling and analysis codes, collaborate on new or existing projects, and share results within or among communities. A number of technologies are being tested to enhance scientific productivity within the NEX community.

Votava and Nemani , posted on April 16th, 2014
Articles, Informatics Theme

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
Articles, Energy, Environmental Awareness Theme, Politics

Social Earth Observation – Blog Edition

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite blogs on Earth observation and remote sensing.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 14th, 2014
Earth Observation, Quick Look, Technology

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
Articles, EO for Health


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