DEVELOP's VPS features 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.
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.
Since the VPS series was established in 2011, DEVELOP has collaborated with Earthzine, an online resource for Earth science news, to host VPS events. The 2016 Fall Term marked a new chapter in the DEVELOP VPS, as we transitioned to hosting the event ourselves. This new format is an exciting one for us at DEVELOP, and we hope you will enjoy it!
DEVELOP's 2017 Spring term has been an exhilarating one with 22 projects featuring the capabilities of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues in 30 U.S. states and 6 countries. 101 DEVELOPers collaborated with over 60 partner organizations to address community concerns like drought, flooding, landscape disturbances, biodiversity, invasive species, and air pollution.
We hope you enjoy the VPS, and learn how NASA's Earth observing resources advance understanding of the Earth and improve the quality of life on our home planet.
The grand prize winner of the DEVELOP Spring VPS Contest(selected by panel of science advisors and alumni for clarity and quality of content, creativity, and production) is the New York Ecological Forecasting Team for their video "Woolly Bully: Monitoring the Impending Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation." The "People's Choice" award (the video with the most social media activity), goes to Southeastern Idaho Water Resources for their "Got Water? Locating Surface Water in the Idaho Desert" video. Congrats to both teams!