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NASA EJ and Wildfire Resources
NASA tools, applications and research can help organizations better manage fires before, during, and after they occur. Whether you’re a researcher, concerned citizen or decision maker, our resources can help you gain a deeper understanding of wildfires throughout their lifecycle. The tools, resources and data available below are valuable aids for managing fire in all its stages. For this competition, some aspect of existing NASA capabilities, assets, or resources must be utilized within your proposal.
The NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program’s Environmental Justice Data Catalog is your guide to datasets that may be useful in environmental justice research. Datasets are organized based on their environmental justice indicator (such as disasters, urban flooding, extreme heat, and food availability) and the possible use cases for each dataset.
  1. Dedicated Programs:
  • NASA Applied Sciences Wildland Fires Program Area
    Description: The Wildland Fires program area uses Earth observations to help communities manage the impacts of fires. The program provides applications and tools to arm decision makers with the information they need to act. The Wildfires program area collaborates with decision makers, providing them with applications and tools based on NASA’s wealth of Earth observations. The goal is so they can help communities manage the impacts of fire. It is also part of a network of collaborators working to reduce wildfire risks before, during and after events.
  • NASA Equity and Environmental Justice (EEJ)
    Description: NASA’s EEJ program helps ensure Earth data can benefit everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin or income. We help communities across the U.S. make informed decisions about issues affecting them. The program also builds new partnerships to support community outreach, training, and information and tools that use Earth observations. We aim to create opportunities for people to get involved with Earth observations. This empowers them with enhanced tools to inform and protect their community.
  1. Data:
  • Wildfires Data Pathfinder
    Description: This Data Pathfinder is designed to help guide you through the process of selecting and using datasets applicable to wildfires, with guidance on resolutions and direct links to the data sources.
  • Wildfire Earthdata Topic Page
    Description: NASA's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program provides unrestricted access to data, services, and tools that enable resource managers, disaster management teams, and scientists to understand and monitor environmental conditions before a fire starts, measure the intensity and development of fires during a burn, and assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts after a burn.
  • EJ Data Catalog
    Description: The NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program’s Environmental Justice Data Catalog is your guide to datasets that may be useful in environmental justice research. Datasets are organized based on their environmental justice indicator (such as disasters, urban flooding, extreme heat, and food availability) and the possible use cases for each dataset.
  1. Trainings:
  • Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program
    Description: ARSET offers trainings, both online and in-person, for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Trainings cover a range of datasets, web portals, and analysis tools and their application for multiple thematic areas. Since 2009, the program has reached over 95,000 participants from 180 countries and more than 17,000 organizations worldwide. Thematic areas include, ecological conservation, water resources, climate and resilience, health and air quality, disasters, wildland fires, and agriculture. Visit the link above to explore the full catalog, below are some relevant trainings:
  1. Resources:
  • Wildfires Data Toolkit
    Description: NASA provides data, services, and tools that enable resource managers, disaster management teams, and scientists to understand and monitor environmental conditions before a fire starts, measure the intensity and development of fires as they are burning, and assess the effects and impacts of wildfires.
  • Webinar: Getting Started with MODIS Thermal Anomalies and Fire Data (three-part series)
    Description: This video focuses on the NASA Terra and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6 Thermal Anomalies and Fire data distributed by NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC).

    Part 1: Information about the MODIS Version 6 Thermal Anomalies and Fire data products, changes between the Version 5 and Version 6 products, and how to access the data using NASA’s Earthdata Search is provided.

    Part 2: Information about the MODIS Version 6 Thermal Anomalies and Fire data products, the thematic fire mask classes, and using a color map to visualize fires will be provided.

    Part 3: Information about MODIS Thermal Anomalies and Fire quality information, including how to decode quality bits, tools for working with quality data, and where to find additional information, will be provided.
  • Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
    Description: The Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) provides access, with minimal delay, to satellite imagery, active fire/hotspots, and related products to identify the location, extent and intensity of wildfire activity. FIRMS tools and applications provide geospatial data, products and services to support the broader fire management community, and to inform the general public. Global data are available within 3 hours of satellite observation; U.S. and Canada active fire detections are available in real-time.

    Webinar: Discover NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) (This webinar provides a brief explanation of FIRMS data sources and an overview of FIRMS services, highlights new features recently added to the FIRMS Fire Map, and discusses some caveats that should be considered when using data available through FIRMS)
  • NASA FireSense
    Description: The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) FireSense project is focused on delivering NASA’s unique Earth science and technological capabilities to operational agencies, striving towards measurable improvement in US wildland fire management. The NASA SMD FireSense project is part of a larger NASA wide Wildland Fire Initiative involving SMD, the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), and the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).
  • VEDA EJ Discovery Area
    Description: The VEDA Dashboard currently has seven Thematic Areas, each of which is comprised of Discoveries and Datasets. Life Cycle of a Fire, Unraveling the Components of Coastal Risk, A New View of the Global Water Cycle, and A New NASA Model Brings Open Science to Target Water Quality Problems are new Discoveries in the VEDA Earth Information Systems (EIS) Thematic Area; Implications for Heat Stress is a Discovery added to the VEDA Environmental Justice (EJ) Thematic Area. All five Discoveries draw on data openly available through NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
  • EJ Data Backgrounder
    Description: Backgrounders are informational articles providing a deeper explanation of key topics in Earth science to aid in understanding data and data use: Health and air quality, GIS, EJ at NASA, Nighttime lights, Passive sensors, Active sensors, What is data latency, SDG, What is synthetic aperture radar, Essential variables, What is remote sensing.
  • MAIA-TEMPO Environmental Justice Workshop
    Description: The NASA TEMPO and MAIA satellite missions are hosting a one-day workshop on August 5, 2022 focusing on matters of air quality environmental justice. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) and Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) missions will offer unprecedented satellite-based detail on emission sources and air pollutants at the community level, revolutionizing how we can use satellite data for impactful health and air quality applications, such as environmental justice issues. The MAIA and TEMPO missions and the NASA Applied Sciences Program want to ensure the freely available data from the two missions will be of maximum possible utility to all user groups, including those working in environmental justice.
  1. Reports:
  • UNBOUND for Environmental Justice
    Description: NASA's Understanding Needs to Broaden Outside Use of NASA Data (UNBOUND) project seeks to make NASA data, tools, and resources more usable and accessible to a broader community, and environmental justice is one of several high-priority domains identified by NASA’s Earth Science Division. The four-session environmental justice-themed workshop was an opportunity for organizations from various communities and disciplines to learn about and help improve NASA Earth science products and services.
  • UNBOUND Air Quality
    Description: Air quality is an important focus area of NASA's Earth Science Division (ESD). The UNBOUND for Air Quality (UNBOUND AQ) workshops were focused on identifying how to make NASA data products more discoverable and suitable for analyses to address air quality needs. The workshop was a collaboration between ESDS and Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).
  1. Wildfire Projects:
Project Type
Thematic focus
Satellite Earth Observations
Assessment of Wildland Fire-Related Environmental Exposure Issues Impacting Vulnerable Populations in California
Dr. Joseph L. Wilkins, Dr. Miriam Marlier
Landscape Analysis
Wildfires; Air Quality; Heat
- Suomi NPP (VIIRS)
Can remote data connect us to the land? A landscape analysis for braiding satellite-based information and indigenous knowledge in California
Jeanne Fernandez (MSc), Bart Wickel (PhD)
Landscape Analysis
Wildfires; Heat; Water
- MODIS Aqua and Terra
- Landsat 5-9
Assessing accessibility, inequities, and barriers using NASA and other wildfire communication tools in Environmental Justice communities
Kerry Grimm, Rachell Mitchell, Temuulen Tsagaan
Feasibility Study
- NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
Spatial decision support for fire management in Indigenous cultural and stewardship practices
Megan Jennings, Doug Stow, Amber Pairis
Data Integration Project
- USGS Landsat Surface Reflectance Data
- USGS Landsat Burned Area Science Product
- SDSU Landsat Herb Cover Product
- NASA MODIS Surface Reflectance Data
Mapping Vulnerable Populations in California to Climate-Related Hazards
Miriam Marlier, Michael Jerrett, Joe Wilkins, Paul English
Data Integration Project
Wildfires; Air Quality; Heat
Supported by Earth observations:
• CMAQ atmospheric model
• GridMET
Project Type Definitions:

Landscape Analysis:
Studies that increase NASA’s understanding of the EEJ “landscape.”
  • Characterize environmental justice communities and environmental issues they face
  • Familiarity/use of Earth observations
  • Support planning and investment decisions
  • 6-9 months
Feasibility Study: Projects that test ways to address environmental issues facing communities with the help of Earth science information.
  • Co-designed with community organizations
  • Tailored to community needs
  • Test and validate use of Earth observations for local decision making
  • 12-18 months
Data Integration Project: Projects that develop sustained use of integrated Earth science, geospatial, and socioeconomic data, tools, and applications to.
  • Provide environmental justice communities with insights into community-level management
  • Culminate in GIS products for public dissemination.
  • 12-24 months
Equity in Wildfire Applications
When developing a wildfire technology or application, it is essential to recognize the inequitable impact of wildfires on marginalized communities. Vulnerable populations, such as BIPOC communities, low-income groups, those with language barriers, elderly people, and those with pre-existing conditions or disabilities, suffer a disproportionate burden of wildfire. These groups have a higher likelihood of exposure, are most sensitive to wildfire impacts, and have a limited ability to reduce or take on risk. As the intensity and frequency of wildfires increase with the progression of climate change, these inequities will only continue to worsen. When developing tools to address wildfire risk it is important to consider the following:
  • Barriers to evacuation or actionable response to emergency messaging:
    - Lack of access to transportation or internet, language barriers, or lack of awareness or education on wildfires
  • Pre-existing vulnerabilities:
    - Individuals with respiratory conditions or other pre-existing health issues, as well as the elderly and those with disabilities, are more vulnerable to the health impacts of smoke exposure
  • Inequitable access to aid and resources during and after the fire:
    - Low income populations may struggle to cover the cost of mitigation measures, health costs associated with smoke exposure, or costs of rebuilding without assistance
It is important to ask, does your product fully capture risk – including vulnerability? If your tool assesses wildfire damage, does it consider social vulnerabilities beyond just economic evaluation? More generally, could your tool be modified to acknowledge/address any of the above inequities?
External Resources:
Community Engagement and Equitable Development
The impacts of wildfires, as well as climate change, are not equitably distributed. Community engagement and equitable development are essential when designing projects to serve the most impacted communities. Active participation of community members and co-development of tools ensures they will be tailored to end-user capabilities and meet the communities’ needs. Ultimately this process will increase the use of these tools in decision-making processes in the communities that need it most and expand their impact. In these projects is important to consider how your team can:
  • Identify and meaningfully engage with communities with high wildfire risk
  • Uplift and support marginalized communities through sustained equitable partnerships
  • Incorporate community feedback, needs, priorities, and capabilities into tool design and business model
External Resources:
Technology Accessibility
When creating climate technology tools, we must evaluate and address the unique needs of all end-users in order to ensure equitable access. Specifically, community organizations that work to address issues related to wildfire may not have the technical expertise to navigate these tools on their own or the funds to bypass paywalls. Despite these barriers, building capacity in these communities is vital to achieving environmental justice. Creating tools that meet the needs of and are accessible to these communities is the first step. While each community’s need will be unique, while designing these tools it is important to consider the following:
  • Strategies to provide support for those without tech expertise whether that be through thorough tutorials and documentation or mechanisms to provide technical assistance
  • Mobile access to broaden use to those without computers/stable internet connection
  • Business models that avoid the use of paywalls/other financial barriers to use
  • Methods to increase language accessibility and color accessibility
  • Alternative text for those with visual impairments
  • Ability to change visual presentation
  • Mobile device accessibility
External Resources:
  1. Eligibility
    NASA welcomes applications from individuals, teams, and organizations comprised of either registered students and/or employees of a NASA-recognized Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and that has a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable U.S. law and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized with the following restrictions:
  • Individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and be 18 years of age or older.
  • Organizations must be an entity incorporated in and maintaining a primary place of business in the United States.
  • Teams must be comprised of otherwise eligible individuals or organizations and led by a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older.
  • U.S. government employees may participate so long as they are not acting within the scope of their position, rely on no facilities, access, personnel, knowledge, or other resources that are available to them as a result of their employment except for those resources made available to all other participants on an equal basis.
  • U.S. government employees participating as individuals, or who submit applications on behalf of an otherwise eligible organization, will be responsible for ensuring that their participation in the Challenge is permitted by the rules and regulations relevant to their position and that they have obtained any authorization that may be required by virtue of their government position. Failure to do so may result in the disqualification of them individually or of the entity which they represent or in which they are involved.
  • Foreign citizens may only participate as (i) employees of an otherwise eligible U.S. entity who reside in the U.S., (ii) full-time students at an otherwise eligible U.S. university or college who reside in the U.S., or (iii) owners of less than 50% of the interests in an otherwise eligible U.S. entity who reside in the U.S.
  • Registered competitors shall be responsible for the actions of and compliance with the rules by their employees, subcontractors, officers, owners, and other affiliated persons.
  1. Ineligible persons or entities
  • Federal entities or Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to win an award.
  • Employees of Blue Clarity, and any of their subsidiaries and affiliates, and immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, are not eligible.
      1. No use of government funds
      • If you are a Government contractor or are employed by one, your participation in this Challenge may also be restricted. If you or your employer is receiving Government funding for similar projects,  you or your employer are not eligible for award under this Challenge. Additionally, the U.S. Government may have Intellectual Property Rights in your solution if your solution was made under a Government Contract, Grant or Cooperative Agreement. Under such conditions, you may not be eligible for award. Please contact us if you need help determining your eligibility.
      1. Distribution of an Award to a Team
      • If a team of individuals and/or entities is selected as a Winner, any Award will be made to the person who registered the team and submitted the application. That person is responsible for ensuring the award funds are appropriately distributed to each member of the team.
      1. Distribution of an Award to an Organization
      • If an organization is selected as a Winner, any Award will be made to the organization who registered and submitted the application. You warrant that the appropriate officers, executives, managers, or other persons who have the authority to approve participation in this competition have approved Your Entry and You understand that these terms will be binding on both You and your Entity. Furthermore, You understand that if You enter without obtaining the appropriate approval, NASA may, in its sole discretion, disqualify your Entry. Finally, if an entity is selected to receive an award, an officer or person entitled to bind the entity will be required to validate that You are entitled to receive the award on the behalf of the entity and the officer or person entitled to bind the entity must provide the appropriate information for payment of the award.
      1. Treatment and Use of Intellectual Property
      • Each application should reflect the anticipated ownership, use, and licensing of any intellectual property. You represent and warrant that your Entry is an original work created solely by You, that You own all Intellectual Property in and to the Entry, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Entry, except as expressly identified by You to us in writing in Your application. You retain all rights, title and interest in any inventions, software or work of authorship You invent or create. The ownership and use of intellectual property arising from this competition remains with You. NASA may choose to negotiate for a license to use the solutions developed as a result of this competition.
      1. Indemnification
      • By participating in this challenge, each Participant agrees to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from participation in this challenge, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise.
      • By participating in this challenge, each Participant agrees to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to challenge activities.
      1. Participant Agreements | Terms and Conditions
      • Each Participant agrees to follow all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
      • Each Participant participating in this challenge must comply with all terms and conditions of these rules, and participation in this challenge constitutes each such Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by these rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements herein.
      • Participants may participate in this challenge either in an individual capacity, or as part of a team, or on behalf of an entity. Participants may not participate in this challenge in more than one capacity (either as an Individual, as part of a Team, or on behalf of an Entity) simultaneously.
      NASA MSI INCUBATOR Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge Participation Agreement

      Participant Agreement:


      The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge is presented by NASA (”Sponsor”, we”, “us”).


      All members of your team must meet the eligibility criteria contained in this Participation Agreement. If any member of your team is ineligible or otherwise fails to comply with this Participation Agreement, the team as a whole may be disqualified at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each team is solely responsible for its own cooperation and teamwork. The Sponsor will not officiate any dispute among members regarding their conduct, participation, cooperation, contribution, prize sharing, or intellectual property.  Your team’s materials submitted in connection with the Challenge will be referred to herein as your team’s “submission.”



      A panel of judges will evaluate and score each submission against the judging criteria as outlined on the Challenge website. Challenge Sponsor will determine, in its sole discretion, which Submissions best addresses the Challenge with consideration to geographic distribution and programmatic need. Challenge Sponsor has absolute and sole discretion to determine whether to accept any Submission, and whether to make an Award, multiple Awards or any Award. The decision of the Sponsor is final.

      Judges are subject to change at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. A judge may elect to recuse him or herself from evaluating a submission, or the Sponsor may require a judge to recuse him or herself from evaluating a submission, if, at the judge’s or the Sponsor’s discretion, it would not be appropriate for the judge to evaluate a participant’s submission because of a past or current relationship with the participant. Recusal decisions are final and not subject to appeal.


      Potential winners will be announced after the judging. The Sponsor may take any actions necessary to verify a team’s compliance with this Participation Agreement before awarding a Prize. By agreeing to this Participation Agreement, the participant understands and acknowledges that even though a team may be announced as a winner if the team’s compliance with this Participation Agreement cannot be verified to the satisfaction of the Sponsor, the Sponsor will select an alternate winner with the next highest score based on the same judging criteria.


      Prizes are awarded based on combined judge scores from each round of judging.


      All Prize details will be determined by the Sponsor at  its sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of any Prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted by the winner. The Sponsor will furnish the appropriate tax forms to winners for the approximate retail value of the Prize for the tax year in which the Prize was won. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from the Sponsor, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at the Sponsor’s sole discretion with consideration to geographic distribution and programmatic need.


      Your submission must–
      1. Adhere to the terms of service per this agreement and the rules stated at the beginning of the Challenge, and adhere to the terms of service per this agreement and the rules stated at the beginning of the Challenge
      1. Not breach the terms and conditions of any embedded software or services used by your Application
            1. Not contain any malicious code or backdoors
            1. Not contain, depict, or refer to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal, or otherwise unsuitable language, activity, or other content (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion)
            1. Not contain, depict, or refer to any content which disparages or refers negatively to the Sponsor, the Challenge, or any other person or entity (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion); and
            1. Not contain any content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality, and intellectual property rights).


            Your team’s submission may be disqualified if the Sponsor has reason to believe, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, that your submission (a) contains any element that is malicious, corrupt, damaged, incomplete, inappropriate, or offensive; (b) violates the terms of use of any social media service, website, mobile application or any other platform used in connection with your submission; (c) infringes any third party intellectual property rights; (d) violates any applicable law or (e) violates or does not comply with any section of this Participation Agreement.

            You and/or your entire team may be disqualified for any of the following actions, with or without warning, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion: (i) verbal abuse of another participant or Challenge staff, (ii) inappropriate touching or harming of another participant or Challenge staff, (iii) breach of the Challenge Participant Agreement or any other agreement entered into in connection with the Challenge, (iv) violation of or non-compliance with any section of this Participation Agreement, or (v) violating the spirit of the Challenge. If the Sponsor has reason to believe that you or your team has compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Challenge, including, without limitation, by cheating, hacking, creating a malicious bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, your team will be disqualified and asked to leave the Challenge. If during the Challenge, any Challenge staff has reason to believe that your health is in danger, you may be required to discontinue your participation in the Challenge and asked to seek immediate medical assistance. Your teammates, if any, may continue participating in the Challenge if they so choose.

            All disqualification decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
            NASA MSI INCUBATOR Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge Code of Conduct
            The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge is dedicated to providing an uplifting experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to create an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or Challenge participants in any form. This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience so that our community and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.

            Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge Statement of Intent:

            The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge values the safety and security of all of our members, and, because of that, we will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination whether an challenge is in-person or online. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our members, where every individual feels valued and able to contribute without the fear of physical, emotional, or psychological harm, and to this end, we have taken the following actions:
            • Provided a statement of intent and code of conduct for challenges
            • Explicitly outlined and defined forms of harassment and discrimination
            • Clearly outlined the consequences for those who engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior
            • Provided a system for reporting any harassing or discriminatory behavior
            • Committed to a periodic review of the code of conduct

                Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge Events:

                The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. We do not tolerate harassment of Challenge participants in any form. Challenge participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently at the discretion of the Challenge organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Challenge organizers may take any action they deem appropriate., including warning the offender or expulsion from the challenge with no refund (if applicable).

                We expect participants to follow these rules at Challenge and workshop venues (or online spaces for virtual challenges) and challenge-related social events.

                Forms of Harassment and Discrimination:

                Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other Challenge attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of Challenge programming; inappropriate physical contact; all forms of cyberbullying; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the Challenge without warning by any Challenge staff. Participants are expected to comply with this Code of Conduct at all Challenge venues.

                How to Report Harassment and Discrimination:

                If you experience or notice harassment, discrimination, or any of the unacceptable behaviors outlined herein at a Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge, or have any other concerns, please report the incident as soon as possible. To report an incident, take one of the following actions: inform the Challenge organizer on site; inform another organizer in your network; report the incident to NASA MSI INCUBATOR by emailing We recognize that there may be instances where reporting misconduct may be difficult. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may keep your name off of email correspondence. If you choose to share your name, it will only be seen by Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge staff involved in resolving the issue. The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge staff will take all appropriate actions to mitigate and address risk factors moving forward and continue to provide a safe and secure environment- whether in-person or online- for all Challenge participants. The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge leadership is more than willing to assist attendees in contacting venue security, and local law enforcement, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment so that they feel safe for the duration of the challenge. The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge staff are committed to providing the resources and assistance to support affected attendees and ensure incidences of harassment and discrimination are properly addressed.

                Periodic Review:

                The Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge recognizes the need to consistently listen to and learn from the surrounding community and therefore will conduct a periodic review of this Code of Conduct and its components to ensure it remains updated, relevant, and applicable.