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. The focus of this program element is on applications and decision support in the areas of ecological conservation and management. Specifically, we seek projects that support decision-making activities to combat the spread of invasive species, advance the use of ecosystem service assessment for decision-making, and inform management, protection, and establishment of protected areas.
Through the integration of Earth observations, the overall objective of these projects is to enhance the effectiveness of existing decision-making activities or to develop new capabilities for decision-making where the need and activity can be clearly defined and justified. Funded activities will be conducted in partnership with end users. These end users are groups, organizations, bodies, or people with a specific decision-making need and an authority to act based on the decision made. The end user organizations (that will implement improvements and operate the decision-making activity) are expected to be substantially involved in the proposal development and the project itself. Additionally, the end user is expected to be expressly committed to maintain, support, and sustainably use the Earth observations application resulting from the project in their decision-making activity.
Scope and Purpose of Program Element
The Scope of Program can be found at https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=860644/solicitationId=%7B99E9B9E3-A689-77C0-8B22-290D653B287F%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/A.40%20Ecological%20Conservation_Amend66.pdf#page1.