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DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. DEVELOP aligns with NASA’s 2014 Strategic Plan, Objective 2.2, advance knowledge of Earth as a system to meet the challenges of environmental change, and to improve life on our planet., through building capacity in program participants and partner organizations to use NASA Earth observations in environmental decision making to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.

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