Jun 08, 2021

NASA: EO Dashboard Hackathon

  • Emily Tan Yi Lyn
  • Remote (Worldwide)
Competition Certification Skill Building


Calling all coders, scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, technologists, and space enthusiasts! From June 23- 29, you are invited to join NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) for the all-virtual, global Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon.

During this week-long event, participants will create virtual teams and solve one of 10 challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the Earth Observing Dashboard (the “EO Dashboard” for short). The EO Dashboard is an interactive data resource that gives the public and policymakers a unique tool to probe the short-term and long-term impacts of pandemic-related restrictions implemented around the world through the lens of Earth observation satellites.

During the hackathon, participants will have the opportunity to form virtual teams, interact with experts from NASA, ESA, and JAXA in our chat channels, and submit projects. The winning teams will have the opportunity to incorporate their solutions into the EO Dashboard – making a lasting impact on its long-term legacy!

The EO Dashboard Hackathon celebrates the one-year anniversary of the EO Dashboard's launch and builds on the success of the Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge.

Challenge Topics:

  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Economic impact
  • Agricultural impact
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Interconnected Earth system impact
  • Social impact

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

23 June 2021

Age Range


Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Who should participate in the EO Dashboard Hackathon?

All passionate problem solvers are encouraged to join -- coders, experts, engineers, designers, artists, storytellers, students, and Earth and space enthusiasts. While some of our challenges are technical, others ask you to use your storytelling abilities. Even if you have never “hacked’ before, consider joining a team and using your particular skills to enhance your team’s submission.

As you’re building your team, consider the different roles that people will play and keep in mind that most diverse teams are often the most successful.

Application Process Includes

“Participants who are under the age of 18 are required to be registered for the event by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied during the event at all times by a parent or legal guardian.”