NASA is hosting a special edition NASA APPS COVID-19 CHALLENGE on May 30-31, 2020. This special Space-Apps edition is being organized in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES).
All coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists are invited to participate in this virtual hackathon.
The participants can join from all over the world and during the 48 hours, they will get the opportunity to bring innovative, creative ideas to tackle the issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic by using Earth observation data.
The need of SpaceApps Challenge COVID-19
NASA and its partner space agencies enable its participants to provide a helping hand in this global crisis. At the beginning of the global outbreak, NASA, ESA, JAXA, CSA, and CNES Earth scientists have been investigating ways to utilize Earth observation information to better explain the interplay of the Earth system from worldwide to national. The hackathon will investigate the human and economic reaction to the virus.
Categories of Challenges
There are a number of categories of challenges in which participants can work to find solutions. These Challenges vary from the analysis of the coronavirus that triggers COVID-19, its transmission, the effect of the disease on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and many more. These challenges can be viewed here: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/covid-challenges
In Pakistan, RaheQamar Pvt. Ltd. is the official organizer of this virtual hackathon. It is being organized in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, and Islamabad virtually. Participants can register their teams or even as individuals to work on different challenges. To register for this virtual hackathon, Register here: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/
About Author: Zuneira Ibrahim. Zuneira is a student of Space Science at ISST, University of Karachi. She has a keen interest in the latest technological developments in Space science & tech. She is the Content Researcher at RaheQamar Pvt. Ltd.)
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