The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) seeks proposals for projects that apply Earth observations that will improve/develop decision-making activities and enable transition and adoption by public- and/or private-sector organization(s) for sustained use in decision making and services to end users. The specific focus is on applications and decision support in the areas of public health and air quality.
Through the integration of Earth observations, the overall objective of these projects is to enhance the performance of existing decision-making activities or to develop new capabilities for decision making where the need and activity can be clearly defined. The organizations that will implement improvements and operate the decision-making activity are expected to be substantially involved in the project and to be expressly committed to maintain, support, and sustainably use the Earth observations application resulting from the project in their decision-making activity.
The Health and Air Quality application area is managing this program element. This application area supports the use of Earth observations in air quality management and public health, particularly regarding infectious disease and environmental health issues. The area addresses issues of toxic and pathogenic exposure and health-related hazards and their effects for risk characterization and mitigation. The area promotes uses of Earth observing data and models regarding implementation of air quality standards, policy, and regulations for economic and human welfare. The Health and Air Quality Applications area also addresses risks and effects of climate change on public health and air quality to support managers and policy makers in their planning and preparations.
- Notice of Intent: April 30, 2021
- Proposals: June 18, 2021