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The NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) program’s primary goal is to use satellite observations for improving our understanding of LCLUC as an essential component of Earth System Science. The LCLUC program includes studies that detect and quantify changes in land cover and land use; examine their impact on the environment, and interactions with climate and society; and model future scenarios of LCLUC impacts. The LCLUC program is developing interdisciplinary research combining aspects of physical, social, and economic sciences, with a high level of societal relevance, using remote sensing data methods and tools.

This program element aims at Early Career Scientists and will contribute to NASA's general goal of developing a new generation of scientists capable of undertaking integrated Earth science research. The focus of this call is to identify high-impact LCLUC "hotspot" areas over geographic areas of interest around the globe, where human-induced LCLUC is occurring at a landscape scale (of the order of 10,000 km2).

Estimated Available Funds:
 $1,500,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 10

Period of Performance: 3 years

Application Deadline: April 29, 2021 (NOIs) and July 29, 2021 (Full Proposals)

Announcement: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B8D96BB59-46F5-F289-28A4-34FFBA7B12A1%7D&path=&method=init