A delegation of 20 leaders from India and Pakistan learned about applied science research in their own countries and about a federal and local government partnership between NASA and Wise County, Va., during a stop in Richmond.
The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), which fosters bipartisan, non-profit educational exchanges among nations, invited Wise and NASA to brief the delegation on November 18. ACYPL is supported by the Department of State.
Wise County representatives offered an overview of local government operations, including the use of geospatial technologies.
The presentation included Wise’s partnership with NASA, which fosters applied Earth science training for students and early career professionals. The presentation highlighted the partnership’s research on ecological forecasting in India, natural disaster assessments in Pakistan and water quality/public health research in Haiti and Mexico. More from the NASA Langley Research Center.