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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Environmental security focuses on the nexus between environmental/climate issues and national security. Understanding and predicting the effects and implications of environmental/climate events is critical to the safety of U.S. personnel and infrastructure. Research should begin with a forensic analysis of remote sensing data from natural disasters, correlated with climate change, which damaged critical U.S. infrastructure to identify potential predictive variables. Using identified predictive variables, develop a model that forecasts the likelihood of the selected natural disasters and their potential impacts to critical infrastructure. Ideally, forecast models should produce possible mitigation strategies.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides GEOINT to support national policy makers and other federal and local agencies on matters of environmental security such as humanitarian and disaster relief efforts. Much of this GEOINT provides tactical intelligence, such as by complementing the picture on the ground with near-real-time GEOINT to build a comprehensive awareness of the operating environment (e.g., Firefly ). Due to the increasing incidence and severity of natural disasters correlated with climate change , the Intelligence Community — and NGA specifically — requires the capability to forecast such events, particularly in areas where critical infrastructure is present, which would allow decision makers time to implement mitigation strategies beforehand.
Key Words: Environmental Security, Climate, Fire, Natural Disasters, Forecasting, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning