Funding Awards

Monitoring and Projecting Environmental Change in Fragmented Tropical Forest Landscapes

Dr. Mike Wimberly, along with co-investigator Dr. Mark Cochrane, was awarded a three-year grant from the NASA Applied Sciences Program to serve as a member of the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team. The primary aims of this project are to develop and test new methods for detecting and mapping gradual degradation of West African tropical forests resulting from logging and fire, to project future trends of forest degradation resulting from population growth and climate change, and to conduct capacity building to transfer related knowledge and tools to natural resource organizations in Ghana.

Funding Award Date: 
8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019

An Early Warning System System for Human West Nile Virus Disease

Dr. Mike Wimberly, along with co-investigator Dr. Mike Hildreth from the SDSU Department of Biology & Microbiology, was awarded a three-year grant from the NASA Applied Science Public Health and Air Quality Program. The main goal of this project is to develop an informatics system for integrating mosquito surveillance with epidemiological surveillance and environmental monitoring data and use it to generate seasonal and weekly forecasts of West Nile virus transmission risk in South Dakota along with a map of persistent transmission hotspots within the state.

Funding Award Date: 
3/1/2015 - 2/28/2018

NASA Grant to Develop and Validate a Global Land Surface Phenology Product from NPP VIIRS

Xiaoyang Zhang and Geoffrey M. Henebry in collaboration with their colleague in Boston University (Mark A. Friedl) have been awarded a NASA grant titled “Development and Validation of a Global Land Surface Phenology Product from NPP VIIRS for EOS-MODIS Continuity” starting fall 2014. This project is to develop and implement a high quality land surface phenology product from Suomi NPP VIIRS data. The global product will have a spatial resolution of 375 m and 0.05 degrees to have continuity with MODIS land cover dynamics product (phenology) and AVHRR phenology, respectively. It will provide high quality and well characterized land surface phenology data sets for use in numerical weather prediction, carbon monitoring, agricultural planning, and disaster management.

Funding Award Date: 
Fall 2014

Dr. Roy team member on 2 new NASA funded fire product grants

Dr. Roy is a co-investigator on new 3- and 4-year NASA funded grants that continue the production of global coverage fire products for the research and applications user communities. The grants are entitled “MODIS Global Active Fire and Burned Area Product Maintenance and ValidationandDevelopment of a Suomi NPP VIIRS Global Burned Area Earth System Data Record”.  The grants are in collaboration with his colleagues at the University of Maryland (Louis Giglio, Wilfred Schroder, Chris Justice, Krishna Vadrevu), the University of Idaho (Luigi Boschetti), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Pat Coronado), and the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (Ivan Csiszar).

Funding Award Date: 
9/01/2014

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awarded to Francis Dwomoh

Francis Dwomoh, a GSE Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Mike Wimberly, was awarded a 2014 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his research proposal entitled Vulnerability of Protected Areas to Human Encroachment, Climate Change and Fire in the Fragmented Tropical Forests of West Africa. The award is initially for one year and is renewable for up to two additional years. Only 54 out of the 410 proposals submitted under Earth Science Research were funded - a success rate of 13%. Francis' fellowship continues the GSCE's long-term record of success in obtaining the prestigious awards.

The full announcement is available here:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid...

 

Funding Award Date: 
October 2014-September 2015

Amadou Dieye awarded NASA Fellowship

Amadou Dieye (advisor Dr. David Roy) has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Ph.D. Fellowship (NESSF) starting 2007/2008 for a proposal titled, "Land Cover Land Use Change and Soil Organic Carbon Under Climate Variability in Semi-Arid to Sub-Humid West African Sahel (1975-2050)".

Amadou is included in 58 NASA selected graduate students nationwide. The purpose of the NASA fellowship is to ensure continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of the Earth as a system. The applications were evaluated through a two-step process: first through mail review, and then by a panel composed of members of academic institutions and research organizations as well as program managers in Earth Science at NASA Headquarters.

Funding Award Date: 
Start: 2007/2008

Erik Lindquist awarded NASA Fellowship

Erik Lindquist (advisor Dr. Matt Hansen) has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Ph.D. Fellowship (NESSF) starting 2007/2008 for a proposal titled, "Using MODIS and Landsat data to advance regional, high-spatial resolution change monitoring for the humid tropical forests of the Congo Basin".

Erik is included in 58 NASA selected graduate students nationwide. The purpose of the NASA fellowship is to ensure continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of the Earth as a system. The applications were evaluated through a two-step process: first through mail review, and then by a panel composed of members of academic institutions and research organizations as well as program managers in Earth Science at NASA Headquarters.

Funding Award Date: 
Start: 2007/2008

Chris Barber awarded NASA Fellowship

Chris Barber (advisor Dr. Mark Cochrane) has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Ph.D. Fellowship (NESSF) starting 2008/2009 for a proposal titled "Applied Remote Sensing for Conservation Monitoring."

Funding Award Date: 
Start: 2008/2009

Dr. Roy receives NASA MEaSUREs funding

Dr. Roy awarded $3.29M, 5-year grant funded by NASA’s Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program.

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Midekisa Awarded NASA Grant

Alemayehu Midekisa (advisor Dr. Mike Wimberly) has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Ph.D. Fellowship (NESSF) starting in 2010/2011 for a proposal titled "Integrating Multi-Sensor Satellite Data for Malaria Early Warning in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia". Alemayehu is one of only 57 awardees who were selected from a 331 total applicants. The purpose of the NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines required to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Alemayehu’s success is reflecting of his hard work as well as GIScCE’s continued success in training and mentoring graduate students in remote sensing science and applications.

Funding Award Date: 
Start: 2010/2011

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