Satellites give insight on coronavirus, other diseases

6 March 2020

With COVID-19, an on-going global concern, satellite imagery can play a powerful role in tracking where we are and how we’re responding to “restrictions on movement” due to the coronavirus.

That’s according to Robert Chen, co-chair of the Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics, known as TReNDS, who was at UN Headquarters this week to discuss his initiative, which is part of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Mr. Chen began by telling Liz Scaffidi about the Data For Now event that brought him to New York, which aims to improve the timeliness and quality of SDG data.

 

 

Audio Credit:
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
Audio Duration:
9'10"

 

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