Virtual Poster Session

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. This term marks a new chapter in the DEVELOP VPS, as we host the event ourselves. This new format is an exciting one for us at DEVELOP, and we hope you will enjoy it!

DEVELOP's 2016 Fall Term has been an exhilarating one with 21 projects featuring the capabilities of NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues in 20 U.S. states and 19 countries. 108 DEVELOPers collaborated with 41 partner organizations to address community concerns like drought, flooding, landscape disturbances, biodiversity, invasive species, and air pollution.

The program is proud to continue its collaboration with the National Park Service in celebration of the 2016 NPS Centennial. Eight fall projects highlight how NASA's Earth observations can help address environmental issues impacting national parks and NPS Inventory and Monitoring Programs.

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.

Assessing Drought


Analyzing Water Quality


Monitoring Coastal Environments & Carbon Sequestration


Appraising Water Resources & Flood Events


Observing Changing Landscapes & Air Quality



View DEVELOP's Project Archive