PA006:
Building Sustained Capacity to Use Earth Observations to Enhance Environmental Management Decisions, Actions, and Policy





Session ID#: 26512

Session Description:
As the usage and utility of geospatial data and scientific information about the Earth has increased, so has the need for knowledge and capability to employ these resources to inform environmental management decisions. In response, this session focuses on capacity building and professional development methods that attempt to bridge the gap between Earth science data and geospatial applications and institutional or individual needs. Needs include water resource management, land use choices and management from day-to-day to longer time scales. Needs by different users and at different geographic scales from local to national to multi-national will be considered. Contributors will explore methods and protocols for enabling and implementing capacity building and professional development efforts in Earth science, and in capturing their impact. Various approaches will be highlighted, along with their effectiveness, challenges, and benefits, providing session participants with a broader understanding of the capacity building community and resources available.
Primary Convener:  Lauren M Childs-Gleason, NASA Langley Research Center, DEVELOP National Program, Hampton, VA, United States
Conveners:  Stephanie L Granger1, Nancy D Searby2 and Sarah N Hemmings2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States(2)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1880 Water management [HYDROLOGY]
6630 Workforce [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lauren M Childs-Gleason1, Kenton W Ross2, Georgina Crepps3, Amanda Clayton2, Michael L Ruiz2, Lindsay Rogers2 and Karen N Allsbrook2, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, DEVELOP National Program, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)DEVELOP, Berkeley, CA, United States
Timothy Schilling Stryker, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Kel Nicolas Markert1,2, Ashutosh S Limaye3, Begum Rabeya Rushi1,2, Emily Caitlin Adams1,2, Eric Anderson1,2, Walter Lee Ellenburg1,2, Faith Mithieu4 and Robert Griffin5, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development, Nairobi, Kenya, (5)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Daniel Irwin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Jenny Frankel-Reed, USAID, Washington, DC, United States
David L Wegner, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, United States; Jacobs Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States
Africa Ixmucane Flores Cordova1, Emil A. Cherrington1, Krishna Vadrevu2, Rajesh Bahadur Thapa3, Phoebe Oduor4, Hamid Mehmood5, Nguyen Hanh Quyen6, David S Saah7,8, Kadidia Yero9, Bako Mamane9, Paul Bartel9, Ashutosh S Limaye10, Raymond French10, Daniel Irwin11, Sylvia Wilson12, Sasha Gottielb13 and Evan Notman14, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Earth Science Division, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Geospatial Solutions (SERVIR-HKH), Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, Nairobi, Kenya, (5)Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, SERVIR-Mekong, Bangkok, Thailand, (6)Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand, (7)Spatial Informatics Group, LLC, Pleasonton, CA, United States, (8)University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States, (9)AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niamey, Niger, (10)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (11)NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, (12)United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States, (13)US Forest Service Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (14)US Agency for International Development, District of Columbia, VA, United States
Jessica Garron, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Moung-Jin Lee, Namwook Cho and Jun Ho Maeng, Korea Environment Institute, Center for Environmental Assessment Monitoring, Sejong, South Korea
Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Geospatial Solutions (SERVIR-HKH), Kathmandu, Nepal and Birendra Bajracharya, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal
Gregory Yetman and Alexander M de Sherbinin, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Palisades, NY, United States
Amber Jean Kuss McCullum1, Cindy Schmidt1, Sherry L. Palacios1 and Vickie Ly2, (1)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Ryan A Boller1, Katie Baynes2, Natalie N Pressley3, Charles K Thompson4, Jeffrey E Schmaltz5, Benjamin Adam King1, Min Minnie Wong3, Zachary Rice1, Taylor Gunnoe6, Joe T Roberts4, Joshua Rodriguez7, Alexander P De Luca3 and Jerome King6, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, ESDIS, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Columbus Technologies and Services Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)Columbus Technologies and Services Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Sara Gaye Larsen, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council, Murray, UT, United States
Sarah N Hemmings1, Nancy D Searby1, Kevin J Murphy1, Christine J Mataya1, Georgina Crepps2, Amanda Clayton2 and Christine L Stevens3, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (2)NASA DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Bente Lilja Bye, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States, Tomas Mildorf, Plan4All, Horní Bříza, Czech Republic, Karel Charvat, Czech Center for Science and Society, Prague, Czech Republic and Arne Jørgen Berre, SINTEF, Oslo, Norway
Amanda Clayton, Kenton W Ross, Georgina Crepps, Lauren M Childs-Gleason, Michael L Ruiz, Lindsay Rogers and Karen N Allsbrook, NASA DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States

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