Join ESA, NASA and JAXA for the Earth observation COVID-19 hackathon

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Organisation: NASA, ESA, JAXA

Calling all coders, scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, technologists, and space enthusiasts! From June 23- 29, you are invited to join NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) for the all-virtual, global Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon.
The Challenge

During this week-long event, participants will create virtual teams and solve one of several challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the Earth Observing Dashboard (the “EO Dashboard” for short). The EO Dashboard is an interactive data resource that gives the public and policymakers a unique tool to probe the short-term and long-term impacts of pandemic-related restrictions implemented around the world through the lens of Earth observation satellites.

During the hackathon, participants will have the opportunity to form virtual teams, interact with experts from NASA, ESA, and JAXA in our chat channels, and submit projects. The winning teams will have the opportunity to incorporate their solutions into the EO Dashboard – making a lasting impact on its long-term legacy!

The EO Dashboard Hackathon celebrates the one-year anniversary of the EO Dashboard's launch and builds on the success of the Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge.

Challenge Topics:
  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Economic impact
  • Agricultural impact
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Interconnected Earth system impact
  • Social impact