Since 2011, DEVELOP's VPS has featured the program's feasibility projects through short videos that showcase the application of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues around the globe. Visitors have the opportunity to peruse project pages, view short videos, and interact with the teams through social media.
DEVELOP will host the 2018 Spring Term VPS competition. The VPS competition will have three rounds of judging in a bracket style format. The final two videos will compete head-to-head in a public competition based on likes and shares on DEVELOP's Twitter, YouTube, & Facebook pages.
DEVELOP's 2018 Spring Term has been an exhilarating one with 21 projects featuring the capabilities of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues in 15 U.S. states and 7 countries. 103 DEVELOPers collaborated with over 43 partner organizations to address community concerns like drought, flooding, landscape disturbances, biodiversity, invasive species, and air pollution.
Part of NASA's Applied Sciences' Capacity Building Program, DEVELOP highlights fresh applications of NASA's suite of Earth observing sensors and increases the understanding of NASA Earth science data and technology in both participants and partner organizations. The program supports the technical and professional development of participants, who learn to collaboratively work on teams and conduct research, supporting the economic vitality of the U.S. workforce and contributing to sound environmental stewardship of the Earth.
We hope you enjoy the VPS, and learn how NASA's Earth Science data advances understanding of the Earth to improve the quality of life on our home planet. The Grand Prize Winner for spring 2018 was Kenai Ecological Forecasting at Goddard Space Flight Center. Congratulations to the team1!