Preventing the impact of natural disasters


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:

  • Use NASA Earth observations data, social media, smart phones, and Short Message Service (SMS) text phones to collect Earth observations and connect public in local, regional, and national networks to communicate about our changing planet.
  • Examine current natural events curated by NASA’s EONET (Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker) by browsing global historical and near real-time imagery from space.
  • Upload images or other data points demonstrating visible observations and how they compare to satellite data. For example, generating early-warning alerts or validating precipitation rates reported from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
  • Integrate NASA imagery with a mobile assistant to allow for dynamic image generation based on a basic request structure.

Our planet is changing. We take care of It.

We develop a website that leverages NASA imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth apply to prevent the impact of natural disasters.

Our development

Natural disasters happen spontaneously. Their impact on air and water quality and on ecosystems can be quite aggressive. When a natural disaster occurs, air flows and/or sea water currents spread its impact into other geographical areas that can be many kilometers away. We plan to use a number of NASA satellites and instruments to measure the variations of the most important atmosphere molecules after natural disasters and model their influence to adjacent zones.

Resources Used

Project's Web:

Issue Tracker, Wiki: Bitbucket

Data collection: Python, CSV, HDF

Data process: R, Shiny, RStudio.

presentation: HTML5, TYPO3

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