NASA is working with researchers to probe the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include links to current studies and an interactive tool that allows the public to view graphs and images that show changes during the pandemic as recorded from space.
- The Earth Observing Dashboard (https://eodashboard.org/) is an interactive tool that allows the user to look at the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality, greenhouse gases, water quality, light levels, population, and production of goods such as cars…all from satellite images. The user can zoom in, collect data, and see graphs representing the data. An introductory video provides an overview of the kinds of global impacts that can be seen from space. Also graphs and descriptions of the kinds of data and how it can be used are available at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13647.
- Learn about projects that look at food- and water-supply stability and how changes in human activity are affecting the environment. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/new-nasa-research-projects-probe-covid-19-impacts
- Learn how NASA is monitoring changes in the atmosphere due to changes in human activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-monitors-environmental-signals-from-global-response-to-covid-19
What is NASA? NASA is a federal agency that seeks to discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. It is NASA’s mission to explore, use, and enable the development of space for human enterprise; advance scientific knowledge and understanding of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe and use the environment of space for research; and research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics, space, and related technologies.