US: Fourteen students from Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas will discuss their efforts to use satellite data and mapping technologies to address climate change issues in their regions on 3 April at NASA headquarters.
The students are part of a global fellowship program sponsored by NASA, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of American Geographers. The My Community, Our Earth/SERVIR program supports long-term training of young, emerging scholars in the use of Earth observations, geography, and geospatial technologies to address climate change issues in developing regions.
The student-led projects would address a range of issues including agricultural productivity, water resources, sea level change, food safety, forest conservation, and natural disaster planning. During the hour of short presentations, students will be taking questions via Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA. Presentations also will be streamed live online.