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UP42 Supports Organizations Responding to COVID-19

Nikita Marwaha

During this time, we at UP42 have been considering ways in which we can make a meaningful difference. This is founded on the intention to support both those fighting COVID-19 and those affected by it.

We’ve heard many inspiring stories of organizations doing incredible work and we want to help.

That’s why we’re offering free access to UP42 for nonprofits, universities, and governments working on an initiative related to COVID-19.

By opening up our platform and marketplace of Earth data and analytics for free—we hope to support those working on developing and deploying projects dedicated to the COVID-19 response to achieve their goals.

If your team is on the front lines of research or are looking to use geospatial data to remotely measure industrial, societal, or environmental impacts of COVID-19—we’re here to help.

With the novel coronavirus bringing much of the planet to a standstill, we’re well aware that many organizations are facing huge challenges to assess the impact and respond.

How can geospatial data help?

We can remotely explore the effect of COVID-19’s on industries such as agriculture, aviation, manufacturing, and transport. For instance, looking at port activity provides insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the shipping industry and global supply chains. Similarly, environmental data collected by satellites sheds light on environmental indicators such as fluctuating pollution levels across the globe.

You’ll have access to over 20 data sources and 50 processing algorithms, including satellite imagery, weather data, and machine learning-based object detection and classification—to support your work. As well as the ability to run your projects at scale through our API —generating valuable insights into the ways COVID-19 is changing the world as we know it. Geospatial data and analytics are helpful tools to measure and tackle the impact of COVID-19 in many ways. We have a wealth of Earth data streaming back to us from satellites in space and sensors on the ground—as well as machine learning technology and the infrastructure to build solutions at scale.

We can remotely monitor and assess impact by combining geospatial insights with official statistics—helping to better understand broader socio-economic, industrial, and environmental impacts. Satellite imagery also helps health organizations respond to the current global pandemic. For example, identifying buildings, cars, and other macro-micro changes in satellite imagery can keep track of our changing landscape and provide up-to-date information to those that need it most.

Who qualifies?

We welcome applications from organizations that:

  • Are working on a COVID-19 related initiative, whether in response, impact assessment, or otherwise
  • Hold a valid nonprofit status, are a recognized educational/research institution, or government entity
  • Have a registered office
  • Offer products and services for peaceful purposes only

If you’re working on a COVID-19 project and are part of a nonprofit, university or government team, we’d love to support you. Please fill out this form and we’ll reach out with next steps.

Nikita Marwaha

Content & Social Media Marketing Manager at UP42

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