COVID-19 has completely enriched our lives. In addition to the senseless loss of human life, the coronavirus has affected the environment in many ways. For example, the large amount of medical waste generated by the crisis has had a profound effect on our environment. But the scale of this is not yet known.
Therefore, space agencies in the US, Japan, and the European Union have decided to host a hackathon next month to study those results last year.
The Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon will be hosted from June 23-29 and registration for a week-long event is open. It is aimed at allowing participants to use powerful global viewing tools to study the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on the environment.
Participants in the hackathon will be divided into groups and asked to solve various social and economic challenges using information collected during the epidemic.
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NASA has invited all coders writers, businessmen, scientists, fashion designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists and scientists to join the event. He said issues that would be addressed were air and water quality, economic, social, and agricultural impacts, greenhouse gas effects, and the impacts of the associated Global Plan.
In June last year, the three organizations set up a dashboard to record the short-term and long-term effects of the global epidemic. Participants will use data from a collaborative source and read them to shed light on the environmental impact of the epidemic. They can also provide solutions to help improve the dashboard.
Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Science, said the agencies realized that if they mobilized troops, they could bring in a set of powerful analytical tools to understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the epidemic.
“In the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 epidemic, the three agencies have created the Earth Observation Dashboard to release integrated satellite data analysis results last June,” said Koji Terada, Deputy President and Director-General of Space Technology Directorate I at I Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
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Toni Tolker-Nielsen, Director of Earth Observation Programs at the European Space Agency (ESA), said the dashboard allows them to compare important information in different locations at different times.