On 5/13/22, the new Earth Observing (EO) Dashboard was released as an expansion of the COVID-19 Dashboard collaboration with NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The Dashboard offers curated datasets and stories for several focus areas, while also providing access to dataset exploration tools enabling users to interactively explore. The three agencies collaborated extensively to transform the most relevant satellite data into dashboard ready form and to develop stories using derived indicators.
Manil Maskey (NASA lead), Anca Anghelea (ESA lead), and Shin-ichi Sobue (JAXA lead) demonstrated the dashboard to Karen St. Germain (NASA Earth Science Division Director), Simonetta Cheli (ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes), and Koji Terada (JAXA Vice President/ Director General of Space Technology Directorate) at the Living Planet Symposium in Bonn, Germany.
The newly expanded EO Dashboard. The full press release can be found at https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-partners-offer-global-view-of-environmental-changes.
Maskey (ST11/IMPACT) was also an invited panelist at the Symposium for two agora sessions: “Towards EO Open Science building on enabling technologies” and “NASA-ESA-JAXA EO Dashboard Cooperation” at the Living Planet Symposium 2022, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) during 5/23-27/22 in Bonn, Germany. The symposium focuses on how Earth observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions. Maskey also participated in technical discussions with ESA counterparts on future collaborations related to mission data processing, commercial data evaluation, and extensions to Multi-mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP).