Abstract: Food insecurity and increased human migration are two major challenges facing society in the coming decades due to a range of factors including climate change, political instability, and economic inequality. To improve society’s responds to these challenges, it is important to advance our understanding of food systems and human migration dynamics as well as our capacity to observe these dynamics. I will present recent research findings using empirical and modeling analyses to understand the structure and response of these systems. Then I will briefly discuss key opportunities to integrate NASA’s Earth Observations into food systems and migration analyses to generate new knowledge and to support stakeholders (e.g., governments, institutions, and individuals) as they work it improve food security and migration outcomes.
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GMAO RESEARCH THEME MEETINGS:
The GMAO Research Theme Meetings are open only to GMAO members. These internal meetings, provide an opportunity for GMAO researchers to present new research results to their colleagues and to discuss their work and its implications for GEOS systems. Each year, two seasons of meetings are held on roughly two Thursdays each month.