NASA, ESA and JAXA Partner to Create COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard

  • Released Thursday, June 25, 2020

As cities and countries locked down during COVID-19, some changes were visible from space. NASA, ESA and JAXA have partnered to create a dashboard making those data available.

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The collective power of space-based Earth observations from NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to see global changes around the world has been harnessed to produce the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard, released on June 25. In this video, leaders from each agency – Thomas Zurbuchen (NASA), Josef Aschbacher (ESA), and Koji Terada (JAXA) – discuss their unprecedented collaboration.

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COVID-19 led to changes in human activities around the globe. Some bodies of water have run clearer, emissions of pollutants have temporarily declined, and transportation and shipment of goods have decreased. We can see some of these changes from space. NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are making satellite data available on the new COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard.

Learn what data are available and how to navigate the dashboard in this tutorial video.

Music credit: "Transitions," by Ben Niblett [PRS]

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This page was originally published on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:44 PM EDT.


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