The VALUABLES Consortium is working to build capacity within the Earth science community to quantify the value of Earth observations. Our tutorials, webinars, workshops, and digital media describe the terms, concepts, and methods scientists can use to develop rigorous impact assessments for specific satellite data applications.
With this knowledge, Earth scientists can play a more integral role in the work needed to quantify and build awareness about the socioeconomic benefits of Earth science applications.
Explainer — Oct 29, 2019
Introducing the VALUABLES Consortium Impact Assessment Framework
How can the societal benefits of information like satellite data be measured?
Explainer — Mar 5, 2019
Measuring How Scientific Research Benefits Society Using Economics
Valuing earth science information empowers scientists to show how their work benefits people and the environment.
Explainer — Mar 5, 2019
What Is "Value"?
What do economists mean by value, and how do they think about the value of information?
Workshop/Seminar — Oct 30, 2019
2019 VALUABLES Consortium Annual Workshop
The VALUABLES Consortium's workshop is an annual gathering of economists, NASA experts, Earth scientists, decisionmakers, and thought leaders.
RFF Live — Oct 30, 2019
Taking the Pulse of a Changing Planet
Watch experts discuss past, present, and future opportunities in applications of satellite data.
Webinar — Oct 16, 2019
VALUABLES Consortium Grants for Assessing the Benefits of Satellites: Applicant Webinar
Learn more about the VALUABLES Consortium's GABS funding opportunity.
Webinar — Jan 17, 2019
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Speeches & Presentations — 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 — Sep 4, 2018
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.
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).
Resources Magazine — Oct 9, 2019
Satellites Help Keep Communities Safe from Toxic Algal Blooms
Satellites can serve as public health heroes, passing along important information that’s gathered from the vantage point of outer space, protecting communities and saving them money in the process.
Resources Magazine — Jan 29, 2018
How Do We Measure the Value of Satellite Data?
The value of satellite data analyzed.
Resources Magazine — Apr 4, 2017
Capturing the Value of Data from Earth Observations
RFF’s Yusuke Kuwayama sat down to discuss the new RFF-NASA consortium to help experts better understand the socioeconomic benefits of Earth observa...
Resources Radio — Dec 25, 2018
Resources Radio: Sensing Pollution with Satellites, with RFF's Alan Krupnick and Daniel Sullivan
RFF Senior Fellow Alan Krupnick and RFF Fellow Daniel Sullivan join host Daniel Raimi to discuss how they are using satellite data to better measure air pollution in the United States.
Common Resources — Mar 13, 2017
Learning About Earth from Space: New RFF Podcast on the Value of Data from Satellites
In this podcast, RFF Fellow Yusuke Kuwayama talks about his research on water scarcity using data collected from satellites.