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Román Gets BOLD

From more than 300 applications, Miguel Román (619) was selected to serve as a plenary speaker during this year’s ‘BOLD: A Federal Innovators Showcase’ –https://www.govexec.com/feature/fedstival-2018-boldthursday/ Román’s talk, entitled: ‘Puerto Rico from Space: The Role of @NASAEarthData in Strengthening Community Disaster Resilience After Hurricane Maria’ presented use cases that illustrate how NASA’s Black Marble product suite is being used by end-users worldwide to advance universal energy access, sustainable livelihoods, and resilient cities. Román’s talk also provided a summary of the Island Communities and Areas of Intensive Risk (Island CAIR) effort, which focuses on community resilience projects across Puerto Rico. The Island CAIR project is an interdisciplinary effort supported by NASA’s Disasters Program, which comprises stakeholders from across local governments, civil society groups, NGOs, federal agencies, philanthropies, and academic institutions.
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The Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory produces stable, well calibrated, and scientifically validated products from Earth observing satellites. These products fill the needs of researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center working to advance understanding of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere on a global scale. The Laboratory partners with other federal agencies to develop and operate computing systems that provide custom products in near real-time for applied research and applications.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Terrestrial Information Systems Research.

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