US, Europe and Japan update tri-agency Earth observation dashboard
NASA has updated a online repository of Earth observation datasets in partnership with space agency counterparts in Europe and Japan to help the public understand environmental change worldwide.
The Earth Observation Dashboard has been expanded to provide users with insights into agriculture, atmosphere, water and oceans, cryosphere, biomass and economic systems, a NASA announced Thursday.
Users of the free interactive tool can view stories and datasets based on data on each theme and location-specific environmental indicators.
The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency worked with NASA to produce content for the public resource.
“Together with our partners at ESA and JAXA, this is another important step in providing the public with the latest information about our changing planet in an accessible and practical way that can inform decisions and planning for communities around the world,” said Karen Saint Germaindirector of NASA’s Earth Sciences Division.
The trilateral collaboration launched the online platform in 2020 to share information on the global impacts of COVID-19 with scientists, policymakers and the general public.