NASA, Partner Space Agencies to Release Global View of COVID-19 Impacts Today

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NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will unveil a dashboard of satellite data showing impacts on the environment and socioeconomic activity caused by the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

The COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard is a tri-agency collaboration that brings together current and historical satellite observations with analytical tools to create a user-friendly information resource for the public and researchers. The dashboard tracks key indicators of changes in air and water quality, climate, economic activity, and agriculture.

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NASA’s Earth Science Division is investigating the many changes the COVID-19 situation has brought to light. Through its Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science initiative, the agency is providing funding for selected, rapid-turnaround projects that make innovative use of satellite data and other NASA resources to address the different environmental, economic and societal impacts of the pandemic.

Audio of Thursday’s teleconference with supporting graphics will stream live at: http://www.nasa.gov/live

A link to the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard along with supporting graphics for the briefing will become available at approximately 8 a.m. EDT at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13647

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