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:
Pilot: Big Questions, Short Answers (Big?)
The present web site delivers a holistic view of Planet Earth linking comprehensive information and geospatial navigator tools for visual analysis of top questions. This innovative platform built on IBM LinuxOne, integrates several Earth observation sources with information that is designed for educational purpose.
Planet Earth is a complex life system, including the hydrosphere, climate, biosphere, nutrient cycles, and geosphere. The application guides the navigation though information rich satellite image, numerical models and maps to make your own findings and conclusions. Your findings during the research will never will be repetitive. We suggest to prepare a conclusion which is a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, take note where you will recommend new areas for future research and let us know.
Link to the Big? application: http://220.127.116.11:8080/
Platform: IBM LinuxOne Community system with SUSE SLES Linux 12, Python and open-source packages for geospatial mapping and data analytic.The software packages chosen for math support and visualization were: Python Numpy, Matplotlib, NOAA netCDF4, Grib, Geos, Gdal, Ogr, QHull, Pil, for data analytic: Spark, Scala, Cloudant and others. The mapping support was delivered by Leaflet Open Map and Python Folium. IBM LinuxOne Community delivers free of charge demo accounts available for students.