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The Earth from Space Institute (EfSI) is dedicated to supporting the development of long-term strategies for reducing disaster risk and promoting community resilience, using the unique vantage point of space.
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The Earth from Space Institute brings together private sector, academic, government, social and philanthropic leaders to build innovative partnerships and technologies resulting in a powerful impact.
- We devise adaptation strategies to sustain our infrastructure and economic prosperity.
- We aim to redefine the earth science mission by zeroing in on the impacts on frontline and vulnerable communities and fundamentally changing the way scientists approach global development challenges.
- We identify and bridge research gaps.
We combine our fundamental knowledge and deep understanding of technical resources available – data sources, availability, applicability, limitations, underlying physical principles, scientific models, predictions, and timelines – with our foundational connection to space agencies and research programs.
We identify and bridge research and user communities who can benefit from the knowledge we connect, understand their needs, and engage them in defining requirements for applied research and field programs.
Moving from data, to information, to knowledge, to understanding, to informed decisions, to societal benefit in the context of the problems we seek to address. We combine physical and socioeconomic data from our partners, to add value for the stakeholders served.
We accelerate the transition of the applied research to the real world, with a portfolio of operational products that meet response and long-term recovery needs, with the associated management, governance, and assessments of impact.
We sponsor workshops, seminars, symposia, and local town halls for grassroots engagement in the communities served.