[spacy music] On the NASA project, the role
of our team here at Johns Hopkins is to provide the earth observation backbone for the early
warning system. We take information from space on the land cover, on the rainfall, on what’s happening to soil moisture; anything else in the environment that might influence where mosquitoes, that transmit malaria, might end up. We want to understand when humans
might be moving, who they’re interacting with, when they are coming to and from environments
where the mosquitos are, and therefore, are at risk for seeding an outbreak. [mosquitos swarming] An early warning system allows the government
to move in, in advance of an outbreak, to try to deploy some of the these known preventative
measures before malaria takes over. [music fades]