J2.1 Exploring Environmental Health Concepts and Applications that Utilize NASA Satellites and Instruments to Improve Human Health (Invited Presentation)

Monday, 23 January 2017: 4:00 PM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Sue M. Estes, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. A. Haynes

NASA maintains a diverse constellation of Earth observing research satellites and sponsors research in developing satellite data applications across a wide spectrum of areas including environmental health; infectious disease; air quality standards, policies, and regulations; and the impact of climate change on health and air quality.  Successfully providing predictions with the accuracy and specificity required by decision makers will require advancements over current capabilities in a number of interrelated areas. These areas include observations, modeling systems, forecast development, application integration, and the research to operations transition process. This presentation will help us to understand how using remotely sensed data can improve life interactions on Earth.  Concepts and applications will be explored that utilize NASA satellites and instruments to improve our understanding of environment and human health. This presentation will provide a venue where the results of both research and practice using satellite earth observations to study th earth's environment and it's role in health research and the transition to operational end users. A demonstrate NASA’s applied science programs will introduce the efforts to transition from research to operations to benefit society. Satellite earth observations present a unique vantage point of the earth's environment from space, which offers a wealth of health applications for the imaginative investigator.
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