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Posted: 10/18/2022

Land-Cover/Land-Use Change: SARI Synthesis (ROSES 2022)

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, or how the 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.  

The objective of this call is to synthesize the accumulated knowledge from previous studies in Southeast Asia under the NASA South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative (SARI; http://sari.umd.edu).

This program element aims at synthesizing the existing research to assess the current state and trends of land-use change in the Southeast Asia region. Proposed investigations should target enhancing the conceptual underpinning of LCLUC science in the region and summarizing state-of-the-art knowledge, which will advance our understanding of the processes, drivers and impacts with the ultimate goal of developing new understanding. 


  • Notice of Intent: Dec. 1, 2022
  • Proposals: Jan. 18, 2023