Doctoral students, Carly Muir and Ryan Good, have been selected to participate in the NASA DEVELOP Program during summer 2019 through Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, DEVELOP addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations.
Ryan and Carly are both working at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, this summer. Ryan’s project focuses on evaluating drought indices to enhance early warning systems in Kenya, and Carly’s project is analyzing flood risk in coastal communities of Central America after natural disasters, such as tropical storms, tidal flooding, and tsunamis.
To learn more about NASA DEVELOP, visit https://develop.larc.nasa.gov.