Land Cover / Land Use Change (ROSES 2022)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The  primary  goal  of  the  NASA  Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC)  program  is  to use  satellite  observations  for  improving  our  understanding  of  LCLUC  as  an essential 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 and  interactions  with climate  and society;  and  model  future scenarios  of  LCLUC  impacts. 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  aims  to develop the capability  for  annual  satellite-based inventories  of  land cover  and land use  to characterize and  monitor  changes  at  the  Earth’s  surface.  Social  and  economic  science research plays  an important  role  in the  LCLUC  program. It  includes  quantifying  the impacts  of  changes  in  human behavior  at  various  levels  on land use,  land-use impacts on society,  and  how  the  physical,  social  and  economic  aspects  of  land-use  systems adapt  to  climate  change.  LCLUC,  ubiquitous  worldwide,  is  having  a significant  impact  on the  environment,  the  provision of  ecosystem  services,  and human livelihoods  at  the national,  regional,  or  global  scale,  often with economic  and  policy  implications.  The policy  implications  can,  for  example,  be in  terms  of  current  policies  that  have prompted or  exacerbated land-use change,  or  policy  changes  that  would lead  to sustainable landuse practices.   


  • Required Step-1 Proposals: April 14, 2022
  • Step-2 Proposals: July 14, 2022


Junior Faculty


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

External Deadline

April 14, 2022