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Join the 2021 Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon

Join global teams using Earth observation data to create solutions to challenges related to COVID-19.

Average nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations over Europe are shown from March 13 to April 13, 2020, compared to the same time in 2019.

Average nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations over Europe are shown from March 13 to April 13, 2020, compared to the same time in 2019. Click on image for larger view. Image courtesy of ESA.

In June 2020, NASA joined with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and ESA (European Space Agency) to create the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard (eodashboard.org). This joint effort leverages the collective scientific power of EO satellites from all three agencies to document how changes in human activity caused by the pandemic are affecting the environment and the economy. The interactive dashboard has been used to track changes in food production, air pollution, ship traffic, water quality, and more.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Dashboard, the space agencies are hosting a hackathon from June 23-29, 2021, called the Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon (or the “EO Dashboard Hackathon” for short). The space agencies are inviting people from around the world to participate.The Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon will take place June 23-29, 2021.

During this week-long, virtual event, participants will create teams and solve one of several challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the dashboard. The topics will cover a wide range of topics, including air and water quality; economic, social, and agricultural impacts; greenhouse gas effects; and integrated Earth system impact. The winning teams will have the opportunity to incorporate their solutions into the EO Dashboard.

Learn more on the hackathon website. Registration begins on May 20.

Published April 30, 2021

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