Earth Science Applications: Equity and Environmental Justice (ROSES 2021)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) solicits proposals to advance progress on equity and environmental justice (EEJ) domestically through the application of Earth science, geospatial, and socioeconomic information. With this program element, NASA is especially interested in proposals from or partnered with non-Federal domestic organizations, community-based non-profit institutions, tribal governments, local governments, and academic institutions active in addressing EEJ issues that would benefit from the insights offered by NASA Earth science information.

NASA uses the vantage point of space to collect measurements of the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land surfaces from a variety of sources including satellites, airborne campaigns, the International Space Station, field campaigns, in-situ instruments, and model outputs. For this program element, Earth science information includes Earthobserving satellite measurements and derived information products; outputs and predictive capabilities from Earth science models; knowledge about the Earth system; and other geospatial products.

The ESD Applied Sciences Program is managing this call for proposals and the awards. This call for proposals includes three elements: 1) Landscape analyses to understand the broader EEJ community context to inform actionable next steps, 2) Communitybased feasibility projects that apply Earth science information to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach with suggested expansion opportunities, and 3) Data integration projects that combine Earth science information and socioeconomic information into interoperable Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-enabled tools to serve community decisions and actions.


Deadline: March 18, 2022




Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 18, 2022