Get involved!

Apply to become a local lead for the 2023 NASA Space Apps Challenge.

Apply by June 15!

Take the course!  Biodiversity Applications for Airborne Imaging Systems

This training series first highlighted the use of hyperspectral Visible to Shortwave Infrared (VSWIR) imaging spectroscopy data, for example from AVIRIS-NG and PRISM instruments, for measuring and monitoring terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity (e.g., mapping plant or phytoplankton functional types). Then, the series focused on using thermal and lidar data for characterizing the structure and function of ecosystems using airborne campaigns including the Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES) and NASA's Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS).  Learn more here.

Great Southern Bioblitz

The Great Southern BioBlitz is an opportunity for all Southern Hemisphere countries to record organisms during spring and showcase our beautiful biodiversity to the world. The event is run by a grassroots network of keen citizen scientists from across the globe.  November 24th - 27th, 2023.  Learn more here.


If you are in the Western Cape of South Africa, you can participate by making observations on iNaturalist, a citizen science platform.  These will be used in research to assess spatial variability in species richness across the Greater Cape Floristic Region. You don't even need to know the species, just take high quality photographs and upload them to the site.