VALUABLES is a collaboration with NASA to measure how satellite information benefits people and the environment when it is used to make decisions.
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.
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.
The Value of Remotely Sensed Information: The Case of a GRACE-Enhanced Drought Severity Index
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
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.
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).
Resources Radio: Sensing Pollution with Satellites
A podcast with Alan Krupnick and Daniel Sullivan
New satellite data show twice as many Americans live in counties not meeting fine particulate air quality standards than previously thought.