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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD), Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals for user-centric applications research enabling risk-informed decisions and actions. Selected projects must use an earth system approach, where satellite and other Earth observations can provide a unique perspective. The expected result of this program element is that these projects will be used to constitute a portfolio of integrated disaster risk reduction and response tools comprising a decision-making toolbox that meets broad stakeholder needs. Successful projects and their work plans must be efficient, transparent, accountable and inherently collaborative. They must embrace and invest in coordination activities to deliver and accelerate results which strengthen disaster risk reduction and response to the next major disaster.

The ESD Disasters Application Program seeks multidisciplinary projects which harness the convergence of expertise and collaborative partnerships. Trans-boundary projects which incorporate cultural, economic and political context are particularly encouraged. Hazards know no boarders, and many of the most intensive disaster risks and response challenges are complicated by the science of exposure and vulnerability. Our overall strategic research objective is to enhance disaster risk reduction and resilience decision making for preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases of disasters and to transition their use to a public or private organization for sustained decision-making services to end-users. This is achieved through a user perspective and the optimal integration of Earth observations from the current and planned constellation of satellites, airborne assets, and ground stations as well as near-real time data and crisis informatics tools. This also includes improving the performance of existing decision-making capabilities or developing new ones that address unique geographical or demographic needs.

Deadline: Notice of intent due Apr 17, 2018. Proposal due Jun 14, 2018.