Land Cover / Land Use Change (ROSES 2020)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) program is aimed at using satellite observations to improve our understanding of LCLUC as an important component of Earth System Science. The LCLUC program includes studies that detect and quantify changes in land cover and land use; examine their impact on the environment, climate, and society; or model future scenarios of LCLUC and its various impacts and feedbacks. The LCLUC program is developing interdisciplinary research combining aspects of physical, social, and economic sciences, with a high level of societal relevance, using remote sensing data methods, and tools. The LCLUC program is aimed at developing the capability for periodic satellite-based inventories of land cover to characterize and monitor changes in land cover and land use.

This call is requesting proposals on the use of Multi-Source Land Imaging to identify high impact LCLUC "hotspot" areas around the globe where human-induced LCLUC is occurring at a landscape scale (of the order of 10,000 km2). The types of LCLUC considered should include at least two of the following sectors: agriculture, forestry, urban, coastal zone.


  • Notice of Intent: March 16, 2020
  • Proposals: June 1, 2020

Agency Website

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 1, 2020