SpaceHACK For Sustainability

SpaceHACK For Sustainability

Event description

  • Open to the public

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Interested in exploring the connection between space and social justice here on Earth? Want to gain a better understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals while getting a crash course working with satellite data? How about free food, SWAG and a chance to compete for prizes? 

Hosted by the ASU Interplanetary Initiative, Hayden Library, Planet Labs and in collaboration with faculty in SFIS we invite you to join us for 20 hours over the course of 2-days in an engaging and hands-on event - SpaceHACK For Sustainability

During this event, students will work in multidisciplinary teams to explore how satellite Earth observations and remote sensing technology from space can be used to better understand and address social inequities, sustainable development and environmental justice issues here on Earth. With guidance from top industry and academic leaders, students will have the opportunity to focus on one of three engaging tracks with the chance to compete for prizes. 

  • Climate Impacts on Brazilian Favelas: Leveraging space to assess worsening natural disasters disproportionately impacting the most marginalized in Brazil

  • Sustainable Groundwater Usage in Nepal: Using space to see and govern groundwater

  • Wildfire Risk and Social Disparity at the Wildland Urban Interface: Monitoring wildfires from space to help us to understand fire risk inequities and social disparity on Earth

All students will learn the basics of Google Earth Engine and use real satellite data from multiple sources to pull together insights around one of the above problem statements. If you’re excited to join us for a weekend of insights, learning and fun, find out more about the project tracks on the SpaceHACK Website and sign-up to be part of a team here.


Event contact

Eric Stribling

Friday, March 24, 2023


12:00 pm8:00 pm (MST)


Hayden Library