Press Conference: Impacts of covid-19 on people and the environment, as seen from space

The covid-19 pandemic has impacted human lives in tangible, multifaceted ways. This panel will discuss how remote sensing data is beginning to show some of the less tangible but still important ways the pandemic is affecting both people and the environment. After several months of the pandemic, scientists now have enough remote sensing data to observe trends emerging due to covid-19 as well as a more nuanced understanding of the pandemic’s effects. Each member of the panel will home in on a specific example: deforestation, atmospheric pollution and inequality, urban light and snow albedo.


  • Susan Anenberg, George Washington University, United States
  • Ned Bair, University of California Santa Barbara/Earth Research Institute, United States
  • Timothy Newman, US Geological Survey, United States
  • Nima Pahlevan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States

Scientific presentations

C011-0002, U003-01, U012-05, U012-06


*Times listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5:00).

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December 2020

From Monday, 07 December 2020 01:00 PM

To Monday, 07 December 2020 02:00 PM

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