Through SERVIR, NASA's Earth Science Division’s Applied Sciences Program advances the use of space-based observations to inform policy and decision makers as they adapt to the impacts of global change and plan for a sustainable future. In 2011, the NASA Research Opportunities for Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) A.36 solicitation was issued for SERVIR’s first Applied Sciences Team (AST). After a competitive process, eleven proposals were selected as four-year funded efforts to address identified end-user needs in SERVIR hub regions. ROSES 2015 included an Applied Sciences Program solicitation to select a new SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, from which 16 new proposals were selected for three-year efforts to begin in 2016.
The Applied Sciences Team supports SERVIR in developing science applications for international development through the use of Earth observations. Members of the latest SERVIR Applied Sciences Team are working with the hub team members on new projects in SERVIR hub regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region, and the lower Mekong region of southeast Asia. The projects bring the latest in Earth observation and geospatial technologies to bear on regional issues related to agriculture and food security, water resources and hydroclimatic disasters, land cover and land use change and ecosystems, and weather and climate. Developed in collaboration with the SERVIR hubs, these projects are also designed to build regional capacity for using these cutting edge tools and data.
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