Earth Science Applications: Ecological Forecasting (ROSES 2016) -- Deadline Extended

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The NASA Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals that develop and demonstrate innovative and practical applications of Earth observations, models, visualizations, and other Earth science products in decision-support activities related to ecological forecasting for conservation and natural resource management.

This solicitation encompasses two elements: Applications Projects and Workshops. The specific topics for each element are described within.

The goal of Applications Projects is to transition the application(s) developed by a funded project to a public or private organization for sustained use in decision-making and provision of services to end-users. The goal of Workshops is to advance understanding of the selected topic and inform the Applied Sciences Program about the potential for future activities in the topic area.

The Applied Sciences Program promotes the discovery and demonstration of innovative and practical uses of Earth observations for decision making. This Program funds applied science research and applications projects to enable near-term uses of Earth observations, formulate new applications, integrate Earth observations and related products within practitioners’ decisionmaking, and transition the applications to sustained use by partner organizations. Projects are carried out in partnership with public and private organizations (e.g., government agencies, private companies, regional associations, international organizations, multinational financial institutions, tribal organizations, and not-for-profit organizations). The goal is for these partner organizations to achieve sustained use of and benefits from the Earth observations. For more information visit the Applied Sciences Program website at


  • NOIs Due: Mar. 16, 2016
  • Proposals Due: June 30, 2016 (was May 26, 2016)

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

3.1 Topics for Ecological Forecasting Applications Projects: The NASA Ecological Forecasting Applications area seeks proposals for four-year projects addressing the following three topics using Earth observations.

  • 3.1.1 Remote Sensing as a Catalyst for Large-scale Conservation
  • 3.1.2 Remote Sensing-based Approaches Simultaneously Promoting Biological Conservation and Energy Self-sufficiency or Food Security
  • 3.1.3 Managing Marine Ecosystems in a Time of Changing Climate through Better Forecasts

3.2 Topic for Workshop Proposals: The NASA Ecological Forecasting Applications area seeks workshop proposals for activities of up to 1.5 years duration to help inform the Applied Sciences Program about the potential for future activities. This Workshop topic is specifically on the use of Earth observations to value ecosystem services.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

June 30, 2016