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NASA, University of Twente join forces to connect space to village

20 April 2018

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Continuous streams of Earth observations and information made possible by NASA form the foundation for critical environmental planning and decisions by people all over the world. But many organisations and governments are resource challenged and lack the capacity to put these timely insights to work.

A new partnership between NASA and the University of Twente - a public research university located in Enschede, Netherlands - aims to bridge some of those gaps. Scientific collaboration between the agency's SERVIR program and the University's Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) will help more people in developing countries harness the power of Earth observations and geospatial technologies to solve problems, improve lives and prepare for the future. Leaders from both groups met 17-18 April at NASA Headquarters in Washington, to kick off the 10-year cooperative agreement.

Source: University of Twente

Image credit: NASA - Coastal satellite image.