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

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 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

To participate in the teleconference, media must email their name and affiliation to Grey Hautaluoma at: no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Members of the media and the public can also submit questions before and during the briefing via social media with the hashtag #AskNASA.

Audio of the teleconference with supporting graphics will stream live at:

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:

For more information about NASA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit:

For more information on NASA's Earth Science programs, visit:

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