VALUABLES is a collaboration with NASA to measure how satellite information benefits people and the environment when it is used to make decisions.
Journal Article — Mar 29, 2019
Monetizing the Value of Measurements of Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity Using the Social Cost of Carbon
This study shows how real options theory in combination with the social cost of carbon may help to calculate the value of information regarding equilibrium climate sensitivity and estimate the relative advantages of two different Earth Observing Systems.
Journal Article — Nov 5, 2018
Probabilistic reasoning about measurements of equilibrium climate sensitivity: combining disparate lines of evidence
Lacking the ability to evaluate the advice, public media striving for balance can unwittingly promote the idea that conflicting advice can simply be ignored. Behind this perspective is a lack of understanding among the general public about the role of disagreement in science.
Working Paper — Sep 12, 2018
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.
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 — Dec 26, 2018
Resources Radio: Sensing Pollution with Satellites
A podcast with Alan Krupnick and Daniel Sullivan
Press Release — Sep 12, 2018
New satellite data show twice as many Americans live in counties not meeting fine particulate air quality standards than previously thought.
Media Highlight — Oct 25, 2017