Applied Sciences Program

The Program funds projects that enable innovative uses of NASA Earth science data in organizations' policy, business, and management decisions. The project results and enhanced decision making improve the quality of life and strengthen the economy.

2016 Annual Report

From penguins to plant stress, the 2016 Annual Report highlights the many innovative ways our partners use Earth observations to support their projects and activities.



Making Space for Earth Blog

Atlanta Green and Clean

Atlanta is a bustling American metropolis of concrete and steel. It also boasts extensive parks, gardens, and urban forests. As with other growing metro areas, the city has been seeking ways to balance this green canopy and its vital infrastructure—especially as its population is expected to double by 2060.

Read more stories about how NASA's Applied Sciences Program benefits your life here on Earth.


Mosquito Meets MODIS: South Dakota Fights West Nile Virus (YouTube)

South Dakota is the U.S. hotspot for West Nile disease. Scientists and public health officials developed a way to use environmental data from NASA satellites to forecast the risk of West Nile. They’re giving people working on preventing the disease a new tool for protecting the population.


Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017


Program Website

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