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.
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.