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Build a tool that allows a user to virtually experience riding on any one of NASA’s current Earth observing satellites and allow for co-localization of data from various instruments.
Develop a creative way for the public and scientists alike to learn the definitions of Earth-related scientific and technical terms, using the power of crowdsourcing.
Make a video to tell your story of how "Earth is cool!"
Create tools that visualize Earth science missions and their data in three dimensions!
Create crew-friendly designs for a habitat and/or its multi-use furniture, to be used for isolation studies on Earth that are researching the environmental and human dimensions of life on another planet.
Develop visualizations to provide NASA with new insights into airborne flights missions.
Develop an artificial intelligence tool to help Earth science data users and enthusiasts find datasets and resources of interest!
Pick a migratory species of your choice and build a tool that shows the distribution of their available habitats, and track their sightings in real time!
Compare NASA Earth science data with data about people and tell your own story of human-environment interactions!
Develop a tool to trace invasive species in your neighborhood over time!
Map and compare population genetics of a species with landscape features, climate conditions, and human activities in a region to identify potential barriers or facilitators to gene migration and local adaptation.
Design an easy-to-use tool to allow the public to discover and understand landslide data, and to contribute their own observations for use by emergency managers.
Build a fire-monitoring and crowdsourcing tool that will allow local fire managers to respond to wildfires.
Calculate and visualize the radiation exposure for an actual or hypothetical polar, or near-polar flight!
Map severe weather conditions with the presence of local atmospheric aerosols to identify potential connections!
Use satellite and other data to allow farmers, landowners, and land managers in your locale to identify and visualize water resources in their surroundings.
Design a data analysis and/or visualization tool to show the spatial and temporal changes in Arctic and Antarctic ice to a general audience.
Develop a tool that provides emergency management personnel with an up-to-date flood-risk map for an area of interest.
Design a mobile game that helps document the local Arctic environment by crowdsourcing photos and information, while enhancing intercultural and intergenerational learning in the Inupiaq communities.
Build a tool for beach-goers to monitor for hazards and to alert them of precautionary measures for protection on their swim- and surf-filled adventures!
Create a medium to help people understand energy output from a solar panel, and a tool to plan energy consumption based on expected energy output from solar technologies.
Map the life cycle of your favorite food product or dish, and put on your chef’s hat to create its most environmentally sustainable version!
Evaluate environmental, social, and economic data to design tools and plan blueprints for smart and connected rural and urban settlements
Provide private aircraft pilots and passengers with an easy-to-use tool that gives information about the land underneath their flight plans.
Images from Canada’s very first satellite, Alouette-I, have been digitized! This data has rich historical value and is of interest to scientists today. The ionograms show details in the layers of the ionosphere that can help us understand subtle variations in signals that are transmitted by highly sophisticated Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and telecommunication satellites.
Go back in time and create a tool that will decipher the numeric and Binary Digital Coding (BDC) used in 1963 to unlock the data in thousands of images of the ionosphere.
In preparation for the launch of Canada's next RADARSAT system, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is releasing simulated RCM data – just in time for the 2017 Space App Challenge! Be among the first people to access this data and attack a real challenge for future data users.
Create a software interface to help users read RCM data products when they become available.