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NASA DEVELOP Team at NCEI, Spring 2019
NASA DEVELOP Team at NCEI, Spring 2019

DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. In the summer of 2014, DEVELOP began a unique collaboration with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, North Carolina, to integrate the use of NOAA climate data to aid in environmental and policy decision making at the local, state, regional, tribal, and federal levels. Since this time, participants have demonstrated unique and innovative uses of NOAA and NASA data in applied rapid feasibility Earth science projects that address real-world issues facing a variety of organizations. Participants at NOAA’s NCEI have direct access to the world’s largest active archive of weather and climate data as well as the unique opportunity to collaborate with both NASA and NOAA experts.

"By focusing on the creation of solutions addressing real user problems, the DEVELOP Program is a great way for young scientists to leverage NOAA and NASA environmental information assets and solve pressing societal issues." ~Michael Brewer, NOAA's Center for Weather & Climate Customer Engagement Section Chief

Utilizing NOAA and NASA Earth data to bridge the gap between 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.

If you have questions about NCEI and its data holdings, contact NCEI. For questions about the NCEI DEVELOP program at NCEI, please contact the NCEI DEVELOP Intern Program Coordinator.

To learn more about the projects conducted by NCEI DEVELOP and other NASA DEVELOP program locations, please visit NASA DEVELOP National Program.