VALUABLES is a collaboration with NASA to measure how satellite information benefits people and the environment when it is used to make decisions.
Working Paper — Jul 11, 2019
The Cost-Effectiveness of Satellite Earth Observations to Inform a Post-Wildfire Response
This study demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery to assess burned areas and prioritize response measures after a wildfire; it shows that, by using Landsat imagery, federal agencies can save up to $7.7 million per year in post-fire costs.
Working Paper — Jun 27, 2019
Market-Based Methods for Monetizing Uncertainty Reduction: A Case Study
A market-based method to quantify the societal value of Soil Moisture Active Passive mission information.
Explainer — Mar 5, 2019
What Is "Value"?
What do economists mean by value, and how do they think about the value of information?
Webinar — Jan 17, 2019
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Conferences & Panels — Dec 10, 2018
2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
Join the VALUABLES Consortium at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting to learn more about our work to quantify the socioeconomic benefits of Earth observations when they are used to make decisions.
Webinar — May 23, 2017
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).
Press Release — Sep 16, 2019
VALUABLES Consortium Accepting Applications for $300,000 in Grants
RFF's VALUABLES Consortium is accepting applications for $300,000 in Grants to Assess the Benefits of Satellites (GABS).
Press Release — Jul 11, 2019
Satellite Imagery Saves Federal Agencies up to $7.7 Million per Year in Post-Wildfire Costs
A new VALUABLES study finds that using the Landsat satellite program is the most cost-effective method to assess burned land and prioritize responses.
Press Release — Dec 26, 2018
New Episode of Resources Radio on Sensing Pollution with Satellites
RFF's Alan Krupnick and Daniel Sullivan discuss their research on the use of satellite data to improve air pollution monitoring.