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NASA Lifelines

HUMANITARIAN ACTION

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What is

Lifelines?

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The Mission

NASA Lifelines improves humanitarian decision-making so the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach communities can meet their immediate needs. Bringing together diverse experts in mission-driven collaborations will unlock potential benefits of Earth science for more effective operations before, during and after an event.

The
Growing

Humanitarian

Need

0

MILLION
PEOPLE

Need humanitarian assistance
and protection globally.

That’s 1 in 23

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Climate-related

Disasters Have

Tripled

Over the last 30 years

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The

Cost of Living

Crisis

is at it’s worst due to events like the COVID-19 pandemic and global conflicts.

We Need New Solutions

We need new solutions that respond to the needs of vulnerable, inaccessible communities – yet, less than one percent of humanitarian aid is focused on investing in the innovations necessary to reach them.

How Can

Earth Science

Help?

More timely decision-making through real-time and predictive modelling

Decision-Making supported by greater accuracy of data

Greater confidence in the decision-making process

Greater accountability across stakeholders

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Get Involved
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How Can I Help?

Humanitarian’s Guide to the Galaxy

10 Programs for the Lifelines Community

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How to Get Involved if you are a

Humanitarian

Become a Wayfinder
Join our advisory committee
Sign up for our humanitarian simulation
Pitch an idea at Ready for Impact
Attend a supper club
Be interviewed about your work
Mentor a mural artist
Host an Impact Embassy event
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Humanitarian Wayfinders

The NASA Lifelines Humanitarian Wayfinders program annually unites 3-5 diverse organizations to enhance Lifeline initiatives, guiding design, bolstering community engagement, and promoting innovation, in tandem with NASA’s Applied Sciences division, to weave data into humanitarian efforts and foster skillful collaborations.
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Mural Contests

This contest is a six-year art initiative that engages local artists and communities to create murals in frontline areas, showcasing the intersection of Earth science and humanitarian efforts.
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Asset 34ready for impact

Ready for Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
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Asset 28advisory board 1

Advisory Board

Recognizing the importance of external expertise, the NASA Lifelines Advisory Committee offers strategic guidance on program outcomes, while advisors amplify community strength, extend participation networks, and advise on fund allocation based on their seasoned experience.
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Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
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Asset 30humanitarian simulations

Humanitarian Simulations

Humanitarian Simulations are global competitions fostering innovation and collaboration to address pressing humanitarian challenges using Earth observation data.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Scientist/ Researcher

Join our advisory committee
Participate in scientist speed dating
Contribute to our Humans from Space data and tools series
Become an expert volunteer with our Earth science review board
Attend a supper club or roundtable
Host an Impact Embassy event
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Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
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Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 32speed dating
Asset 32speed dating

Scientist Speed Dating

The NASA Lifelines Scientist Speed Dating is an incubator program that brings Earth Scientists and other scientific experts together to engage in interdisciplinary projects that address humanitarian challenges.
Data Series Ring
Data Series Ring

Humans from Space Data Series

The Humans from Space Data Series aims to address humanitarian data gaps using high-quality Earth Observation (EO) tools, refine existing resources for humanitarian use, enhance data visibility and accessibility, prioritize open datasets, streamline tracking of dataset usage, highlight NASA’s contributions to high-resolution imagery for humanitarian efforts, and serve as an engagement tool, while providing analytics and facilitating cross-sector comparisons.
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Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Funder

Join our advisory committee
Sponsor a program for expert review
Mentor or judge the Ready for Impact pitch competition
Host an Impact Embassy event
Co-fund community building programs
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
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Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Policymaker

Review our Impact Hub resources
Participate in a supper club
Host a mural in your hometown
Attend our Ready for Impact series
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.

How to Get Involved if you are a

Humanitarian

Become a Wayfinder
Join our advisory committee
Sign up for our humanitarian simulation
Pitch an idea at Ready for Impact
Attend a supper club
Be interviewed about your work
Mentor a mural artist
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 27humanitarian wayfinders 1
Asset 27humanitarian wayfinders 1

Humanitarian Wayfinders

The NASA Lifelines Humanitarian Wayfinders program annually unites 3-5 diverse organizations to enhance Lifeline initiatives, guiding design, bolstering community engagement, and promoting innovation, in tandem with NASA’s Applied Sciences division, to weave data into humanitarian efforts and foster skillful collaborations.
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 35mural contests 1
Asset 35mural contests 1

Mural Contests

This contest is a six-year art initiative that engages local artists and communities to create murals in frontline areas, showcasing the intersection of Earth science and humanitarian efforts.
Asset 28advisory board 1
Asset 28advisory board 1

Advisory Board

Recognizing the importance of external expertise, the NASA Lifelines Advisory Committee offers strategic guidance on program outcomes, while advisors amplify community strength, extend participation networks, and advise on fund allocation based on their seasoned experience.
Asset 30humanitarian simulations
Asset 30humanitarian simulations

Humanitarian Simulations

Humanitarian Simulations are global competitions fostering innovation and collaboration to address pressing humanitarian challenges using Earth observation data.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready for Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Scientist/ Researcher

Join our advisory committee
Participate in scientist speed dating
Contribute to our Humans from Space data and tools series
Become an expert volunteer with our Earth science review board
Attend a supper club or roundtable
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 26fellowship program 1
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 32speed dating
Asset 32speed dating

Scientist Speed Dating

The NASA Lifelines Scientist Speed Dating is an incubator program that brings Earth Scientists and other scientific experts together to engage in interdisciplinary projects that address humanitarian challenges.
Data Series Ring
Data Series Ring

Humans from Space Data Series

The Humans from Space Data Series aims to address humanitarian data gaps using high-quality Earth Observation (EO) tools, refine existing resources for humanitarian use, enhance data visibility and accessibility, prioritize open datasets, streamline tracking of dataset usage, highlight NASA’s contributions to high-resolution imagery for humanitarian efforts, and serve as an engagement tool, while providing analytics and facilitating cross-sector comparisons.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Funder

Join our advisory committee
Sponsor a program for expert review
Mentor or judge the Ready for Impact pitch competition
Host an Impact Embassy event
Co-fund community building programs
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Policymaker

Review our Impact Hub resources
Participate in a supper club
Host a mural in your hometown
Attend our Ready for Impact series
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.

How to Get Involved if you are a

Humanitarian

Become a Wayfinder
Join our advisory committee
Sign up for our humanitarian simulation
Pitch an idea at Ready for Impact
Attend a supper club
Be interviewed about your work
Mentor a mural artist
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 27humanitarian wayfinders 1
Asset 27humanitarian wayfinders 1

Humanitarian Wayfinders

The NASA Lifelines Humanitarian Wayfinders program annually unites 3-5 diverse organizations to enhance Lifeline initiatives, guiding design, bolstering community engagement, and promoting innovation, in tandem with NASA’s Applied Sciences division, to weave data into humanitarian efforts and foster skillful collaborations.
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 35mural contests 1
Asset 35mural contests 1

Mural Contests

This contest is a six-year art initiative that engages local artists and communities to create murals in frontline areas, showcasing the intersection of Earth science and humanitarian efforts.
Asset 28advisory board 1
Asset 28advisory board 1

Advisory Board

Recognizing the importance of external expertise, the NASA Lifelines Advisory Committee offers strategic guidance on program outcomes, while advisors amplify community strength, extend participation networks, and advise on fund allocation based on their seasoned experience.
Asset 30humanitarian simulations
Asset 30humanitarian simulations

Humanitarian Simulations

Humanitarian Simulations are global competitions fostering innovation and collaboration to address pressing humanitarian challenges using Earth observation data.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready for Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Scientist/ Researcher

Join our advisory committee
Participate in scientist speed dating
Contribute to our Humans from Space data and tools series
Become an expert volunteer with our Earth science review board
Attend a supper club or roundtable
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 26fellowship program 1
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 32speed dating
Asset 32speed dating

Scientist Speed Dating

The NASA Lifelines Scientist Speed Dating is an incubator program that brings Earth Scientists and other scientific experts together to engage in interdisciplinary projects that address humanitarian challenges.
Data Series Ring
Data Series Ring

Humans from Space Data Series

The Humans from Space Data Series aims to address humanitarian data gaps using high-quality Earth Observation (EO) tools, refine existing resources for humanitarian use, enhance data visibility and accessibility, prioritize open datasets, streamline tracking of dataset usage, highlight NASA’s contributions to high-resolution imagery for humanitarian efforts, and serve as an engagement tool, while providing analytics and facilitating cross-sector comparisons.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Funder

Join our advisory committee
Sponsor a program for expert review
Mentor or judge the Ready for Impact pitch competition
Host an Impact Embassy event
Co-fund community building programs
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.
How to Get Involved if you are a

Policymaker

Review our Impact Hub resources
Participate in a supper club
Host a mural in your hometown
Attend our Ready for Impact series
Host an Impact Embassy event
Asset 36impact embacy
Asset 36impact embacy

Impact Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 34ready for impact
Asset 34ready for impact

Ready For Impact

The NASA Lifelines Ready for Impact program will operate as a pitch competition for humanitarian-earth science teams looking to scale proven innovations.
Asset 33earth science review board
Asset 33earth science review board

Earth Science Review Board

The Earth Science Review Board, housed within the Impact Hub, brings together a diverse team of interdisciplinary Earth science experts to advise government, humanitarian, and donor organizations on optimizing program design for equitable impact.
Asset 31speed dating
Asset 31speed dating

Supper Clubs

The Supper Clubs are in-person, informal dinner events that will facilitate community building and discussions around high priority topics ranging from ethics around use of Earth science to centering local experts and frontline communities.

Current Programs

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Humanitarian
Wayfinders

The NASA Lifelines Humanitarian Wayfinders program annually unites 3-5 diverse organizations to enhance Lifeline initiatives, guiding design, bolstering community engagement, and promoting innovation, in tandem with NASA’s Applied Sciences division, to weave data into humanitarian efforts and foster skillful collaborations.
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Fellowship
Program

The NASA Lifelines Fellowship Program invites graduate students, especially from underrepresented backgrounds, to collaborate on Lifeline projects, facilitating their immersion in Earth Science for humanitarian goals and connecting them with industry leaders through mentorship, fostering a diverse network of innovation.
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Impact
Embassy

Impact Embassy is a hybrid roadshow highlighting Earth science’s significance, presenting Impact Hub content, and recruiting varied talent for key roles, targeting diverse communities by touring institutions like MSIs, HCBUs, tribal colleges, and a wide range of organizations and associations.
Asset 35mural contests 1
Asset 34ready for impact
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