From its vantage point in low Earth orbit, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a harrowing view of hurricanes and typhoons as these powerful storms churn through our planet’s oceans. Once the storms make landfall, the destruction they leave behind is devastating. To help address the critical need for improved mitigation of natural disasters such as these, IBM launched a “Call for Code.”
IBM’s Call for Code is a multi-year initiative calling on software developers worldwide to submit applications proposing sustainable software solutions using IBM Cloud technology to improve disaster preparedness and relief. Out of the applications received, one project will be chosen for implementation through IBM, The Linux Foundation, UN Human Rights, and American Red Cross.
IBM recently released a blog post describing how data from the ISS could be leveraged in applications for the Call for Code challenge. The ISS provides a powerful remote sensing and Earth observation platform, and data from the space station can be used to detect and monitor natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, mudslides, and fires as well as improve response and recovery efforts.
Go here to learn more about IBM’s Call for Code.