National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

Public Health & Safety

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From predicting malaria risk in Sub-Saharan Africa to protecting coastal communities from the impacts of harmful algal blooms, NOAA's environmental data and information help safeguard public well-being. 

These data provide researchers, natural resource managers, and first-responders the information and imagery they need to respond to health emergencies or, better yet, avoid them all together.

NOAA satellites are also part of the SARSAT system, which helps locate lost or distressed aviators, mariners, and recreationists at anytime, in any condition, around the world.