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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

NASA - Land cover/land use change programme

(1 April 2005)

The Nasa Science Mission Directorate invites applications for its land cover/land use change program under the research opportunities in space and earth science announcement. Nasa is particularly interested in studies on land cover and land use that are coupled to climate variability and global change and are likely to affect the resources and services that agriculture, forest, and rangelands provide to society and the natural environment. Of particular importance are studies that would focus on analysis of existing databases and theories about climate-related processes that affect land-use change, including uncertainty analysis, and on the evaluation of how the type and distribution of land cover affects climate patterns.

The following topical areas are solicited by the current solicitation:

•detection and monitoring of LULCC processes;

•LULCC drivers and environmental impacts;

•LULCC and climate change/variability interactions.

Approximately $2.5 million will be available to support 10 to 15 new awards for up to three years. NNH05ZDA001N-LCLUC.

Deadline: required step-1 proposal due April 28; step-2 proposal due August 1, 2005