Fishing forecast by using satellite data received a Global Nomination.
Develop a web tool, mobile device app or add-on for existing apps or websites that leverages NASA imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to you. Some ideas to explore include:
Our purpose is to make satellite data more accessible to the general public. Scientific satellite data is usually offered in the complicated HD5 format. Instead, we parse and offer data on water resources (rainfall, snow depth, sea surface temperature, etc.) in JSON format, which is more accessible and easy to understand. We also provide a friendly way of visualizing this data using tile maps, and provide concrete examples of use employing visualizations on ocean currents and fish population.
With this data it is easy to create time series on fish population and water temperature, and to employ statistical analysis to better understand their relationship, allowing anyone to forecast the best time and places to fish, and to improve the management of water resources. In the future, we expect to collect data not only on ocean resource especially fish, but also on agricultural resources that can help to improve food production planning.