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.
The SERVIR AST consists of the 11 principal investigators for those projects, which are targeted toward a balanced variety of themes across societal benefit areas such as water, agriculture, disasters, climate, and public health. These PIs are collaborating not only with the SERVIR regional hubs on projects of special benefit to their regions, but also with the Coordination Office on tiger teams as new and pressing needs are identified. Where possible, project teams work in collaboration with “mirror” or “sister” projects at the hubs to ensure good collaboration and communication with regional end users and to help build regional capacity from the tools, models, and applications developed by the AST.
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