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Space to Earth: Food for Thought

30 Jul 2014, 20:18 UTC
Space to Earth: Food for Thought
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NASA is pleased to partner with the White House and other federal agencies to expand the digital assets available on climate.data.gov. Jason Duley, NASA’s Data.gov POC on our OCIO Open Innovation team, serves as point guard for interagency climate team to coordinate the web-related expansion of site’s new features, including the new Food Resilience track which offers data about the risks of climate change to food production, distribution, safety and nutrition, and international food security. Among the new datasets that indicate climate-change-related risks from storms, pests, and drought to food resilience, the website also provides maps to illustrate the vulnerability of food to changes in climate; government and non-government software tools to help analyze and assess the weather changes on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural products.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near fresh fruit floating freely in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, is pictured near fresh fruit floating freely in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA

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