From Space to Front Porch: Connecting Earth Observations to Health Outcomes

Project Contact: Samarth Swarup
Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA

This project is designed to enhance hazard mitigation planning and emergency response products currently available at the national level through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Geospatial Research, Analysis and Services Program. Researchers from the University of Virginia, in partnership with other researchers in the United States, will investigate the use of NASA Earth Observations data and detailed synthetic information-based simulations to develop an improved social vulnerability index in the context of Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest and most catastrophic hurricanes on record.