Data User Profiles

Each profile demonstrates how and where Earth observation data are being used for research and applications.

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May 28, 2020

Deforestation is taking a toll on the Amazon and other areas of high biodiversity. Dr. Eric Bullock uses Earth observation data to explore the consequences of land use and land cover change in these areas.

Apr 30, 2020

For the people of Asia and Southeast Asia, water is integral to their livelihood. Dr. Hossain uses NASA Earth observing data to improve water management and accelerate economic development in these regions.

Mar 26, 2020

Water is a finite resource, and the availability of freshwater can have major social impacts. Dr. Eric Sproles uses Earth observing data as part of his studies into water’s eco-social effects.

Feb 27, 2020

Our atmosphere is a chemical soup that is constantly sampled by orbiting Earth observing satellites. Dr. Emily Fischer uses these data to better understand how pollutants move in the lower atmosphere.

Jan 30, 2020

Aerosols have a huge impact on climate and human health. Dr. Steven Massie uses remotely-sensed data to better understand these impacts and improve how aerosols are detected by Earth observing satellites.

Dec 12, 2019

NASA near real-time Earth observing data are vital to emergency response. Dave Jones enables these data to be used collaboratively in real time across platforms by emergency responders and managers.

Nov 21, 2019

Life on Earth would not be possible without the help of phytoplankton. Dr. Priscila Kienteca Lange uses NASA ocean biology data to study the biomass and distribution of these microscopic organisms.

Oct 31, 2019

Knowing where species live in a particular region is only one piece of an ecological puzzle. You also need to know why they live where they do. Dr. Monica Papeş uses NASA Earth science data to find out.

Sep 19, 2019

More than half of Earth’s population lives in urban environments. NASA Earth science data help Dr. Kristy Tiampo explore the hazards that can impact these areas.

Aug 29, 2019

The global average sea level is rising. Dr. Philip Thompson uses NASA Earth science data to explore how—and when—this will affect vulnerable communities.

Jul 25, 2019

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Pierre Kirstetter, for improving our understanding of precipitation and flooding.

Jun 27, 2019

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Adam Storeygard, for economic studies of urbanization and development.