Amazon From Space | Bring Your Own Solution

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The Challenge | Bring Your Own Solution

Follow your brain and your heart, and present a solution of your own choosing!

Earth Rescuers

Label satellite image chips with atmospheric conditions and various classes of land cover/land use.

Amazon From Space

The entire planet is suffering from a human-made plague:

Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Cattle ranching is the leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. More than 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is already gone, and much more is severely threatened as the destruction continues. It is estimated that the Amazon alone is vanishing at a rate of 20,000 square miles a year.

Where is deforestation worsening around the world?

It’s a difficult question to answer, as many forest assessments are often years or even a decade out of date by the time they’re published. But we can get there due to consistent, credible and trustworthy real-time data, advanced computing power, and an increased demand in data scientists.

Our app improves the ability to identify key data—and data gaps.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.