How UP42 is Helping Institutions Combat COVID-19 Using Geospatial Data

BCGDV portfolio venture UP42 is offering free access for those working on initiatives related to the COVID-19 crisis

How can geospatial data help?

Geospatial data and information can be crucial to the impact and recovery process of the current crisis. Using it, 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.

Accessing geospatial data with UP42

Democratizing access to geospatial data and analytics is a core part of our mission at UP42 in normal times. Right now, it’s vital.

Who qualifies?

We welcome applications from organizations that:

  • 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



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