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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 Thursday, June 25.
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.
The teleconference participants are:
- Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington
- Josef Aschbacher, director of ESA Earth observation programmes, Frascati, Italy
- Koji Terada, vice president and director general for the Space Technology Directorate at JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan
- Shin-ichi Sobue, project manager for JAXA’s Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2, Tsukuba, Japan
- Ken Jucks, upper atmosphere research program manager at NASA’s Earth Science Division, Washington
- Marie-Helene Rio, ocean applications scientist at the ESA Centre for Earth Observation, Frascati, Italy
A link to the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard along with supporting graphics for the briefing will become available at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13647.