Earth Observations and Space
Outer space is a unique natural resource that is often ignored. As more opportunities to utilize this resource emerge, work at RFF helps policymakers who will need to design comprehensive guidelines that clarify near-Earth ownership, responsibilities, and pollution protocols to help regulate the use and development of space.
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We're working with NASA to quantify the benefits of Earth observations.
How Do We Measure the Value of Satellite Data?
Satellite data are valuable to society when they are used to make decisions that affect our well-being. Documenting these use cases can help demons...
Using Satellite Data to Fill the Gaps in the US Air Pollution Monitoring Network
This paper uses new satellite data to assess fine particulate matter concentrations and finds that 24.4 million more Americans than previously thought live in counties that do not meet the annual health standard set under the Clean Air Act.
The Value of Remotely Sensed Information: The Case of a GRACE-Enhanced Drought Severity Index
Policy for Robust Space-Based Earth Science, Technnology, and Applications
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Measuring and Assessing the Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data
Hosted by Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), this webinar explores specific approaches and techniques that are currently being used and developed to measure and assess the socioeconomic value of Earth science data.
Understanding the Benefits of Observing Earth from Space
RFF Fellow Yusuke Kuwayama introduced RFF’s Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES), a cooperative agreement between RFF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).