Project Barataria


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 goal is to create an application that allows visualization of natural events and disasters in the world by grouping them in clusters by areas that have registered any of those.

This could be helpful to detect hot spots and dangerous zones as well as "safe places" in our Earth.

Barataria is a fictional island that was supposed to be a gift for Sancho, Don Quijote's companion. By itself it seemed to be the promised land that would grant him a safe, wealthy life, but soon he realized how this was but a trick. Our world seems to be as safe, but with this application we can realize how crude the reality is.

This island was supposed to be located close to Pedrola, a village from Zaragoza, where all us from the team live.

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