NASA DEVELOP Collaboration
Since 1999, the NASA Digital Earth Virtual Environment and Learning Outreach Project (DEVELOP) has provided undergraduate students the opportunity to work with NASA earth observation data to address practical societal problems through a 10-week competition.
BANR has been proud to partner with the USGS DEVELOP Regional Location at Colorado State University since 2015, providing research questions and technical guidance. To date, this partnership has included 6 projects focusing on modeling tree species distribution, disturbance history, and aboveground biomass across various study regions in Colorado and Idaho, detailed below.
To learn more about the CSU NASA DEVELOP node, check out this interview of project coordinator Jeremy Chignell by the CSU Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory EcoPress blog.
Videos from NASA DEVELOP Partner Projects
Past NASA DEVELOP Projects Collaborating with BANR:
- Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Estimate Dead Aboveground Biomass Following Pest and Disease Outbreaks in Central Idaho Forests (Spring 2017)
- Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Reconstruct and Identify Historical Forest Disturbances in the Southern Rocky Mountains for Enhanced Forest Management (Summer 2016)
- Mapping Spruce Beetle Outbreak Severity and Distribution in Gunnison National Forest Using Landsat and Integrative Spatial Modeling (Spring 2016)
- Mapping Forest Species Composition in the Colorado State Forest State Park using Landsat 8 with Integrative Spatial Modeling (Fall 2015)
- Reconstructing Forest Harvest History in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming Using the Landsat Time Series (Summer 2015)
- Reconstructing Forest Harvest History Using Landsat Imagery (Spring 2015)