NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools – Highlights GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper
NASA pioneers and supports an amazing range of advanced technologies and tools to help scientists and environmental specialists better understand and protect our home planet – from space lasers to virtual reality, small satellites, and smartphone apps. In order to celebrate Earth Day 2018 (22 April), NASA is highlighting many of these innovative technologies and the amazing applications behind them – including the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.
This Earth Day, NASA invites you to help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, create your own shareable views of our home planet, and watch the fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe:
- GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App to Combat Mosquito-borne Disease – Citizen scientists can play a role in helping prevent Zika and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. The free GLOBE Observer smartphone app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. With the app the public can report where they find mosquito breeding habitats and larvae, information that scientists and public health officials use to map the range and population density of mosquitoes in your neighborhood.
- Animated GIFs of Your Changing World – NASA’s Worldview is a web-based application for interactively browsing and downloading global, high-resolution satellite imagery that is as current as yesterday and extends back almost two decades. Through an easy-to-use map interface, you can use your tablet, laptop or desktop computer to watch the growth of tropical storms, the movement of icebergs, and the spread of wildfires. Pan-and-zoom into any area of the world and make an animated GIF to share on social media; video tutorial available.
- 3-D View of NASA Earth Spacecraft and Data – Fly along with NASA's fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in the immersive, 3-D environment. The Eyes on the Earth app, downloadable to your laptop or desktop, displays the current location of all NASA's Earth-observing missions now in orbit and gives you a sneak peek of upcoming missions. “Latest Events” lets you explore geo-located images from space of recent Earth natural events, such as major storms, wildfires and algal blooms.
Facebook Live Event
On Friday, 20 April (2:00 p.m. EDT) NASA is hosting a live social media event, which will highlight several Earth science technologies: “Facebook Live: Transforming How We See Our Planet.” The event will be broadcast on NASA Television, and streamed live on the NASA Facebook page and the agency’s website.
For more information about NASA's Earth science activities, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/earth
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office