Earth Action: Community Action for Equity and Environmental Justice (ROSES 2023)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA seeks to advance equity and environmental justice (EEJ) through the creation of geospatial tools that integrate Earth science and socio-economic information, expand the communities of practice that use Earth observations to address environmental justice issues, and inform action.

NASA is especially interested in proposals from or partnered with domestic non-Federal organizations from community-based non-profit institutions, Tribal governments and academic institutions, Indigenous-supporting organizations, local governments, and academic institutions active in addressing EEJ issues that would benefit from the insights offered by NASA Earth science information. For this solicitation, Earth science information includes Earth-observing satellite measurements and derived information products; outputs and predictive capabilities from Earth science models that input satellite data; and other geospatial products derived from spaceborne data.

NASA requests proposals developed in collaboration with underserved and overburdened communities, that involve a co-design process to address community interests to use Earth science information in decisions, actions, and policies. Each proposal should address three components: 1) Assessment and Consultation, 2) Tool Design, Test, and Implementation, and 3) Evaluation and Capacity Building.

The Earth Action component within ESD (hereinafter, Earth Action) promotes efforts to discover and demonstrate innovative, practical, and beneficial uses of Earth science information. Earth Action supports applied science research and applications projects that advance uses of Earth science information that inform organizations’ decisions and resulting actions. Earth Action enables societal benefits from Earth science information and builds key capabilities in the Earth science community and broader workforce. Projects are carried out in partnership with government, industry, academia, and nonprofits to achieve sustained uses of and measurable benefits from the Earth science information. The Earth Action element has three primary lines of business: Applications, Capacity Building, and Satellite Mission Planning. More information is found at


  • NOIs Due: Jan. 16, 2024
  • Proposals Due: March 14, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

NASA requests proposals that utilize NASA Earth science information to address EEJ topics across a broad set of thematic areas: climate, health and air quality, ecological conservation, disasters, agriculture, energy, and water resources. Priority topics include:

1) Impacts caused by climate variability and change on timescales longer than a month and exposure and vulnerability to geohazards (e.g., urban heat islands, urban flooding, coastal hazards, wildfires, landslides, etc.)

2) Air pollution impacts on human health

3) Land cover land use change impacts on health and equity (e.g., urbanization, greenspace, tree canopy coverage, urban forestry)

4) Agricultural monitoring and food security

5) Green energy and built infrastructure

6) Water resource management (e.g., stormwater management, green infrastructure, precipitation monitoring, water pollution)

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 14, 2024