Cisco partners with NASA to monitor climate change
Cisco and NASA are to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform to capture, collect, analyse and report data on environmental conditions around the world.
Cisco and NASA and Cisco are to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform to capture, collect, analyse and report data on environmental conditions around the world.
Under the terms of a Space Act Agreement, NASA and Cisco will work together to develop the platform – called Planetary Skin – to data from satellite, airborne, sea- and land-based sensors across around the world
This data will be made available for the general public, governments, and businesses to measure, report, and verify environmental data in near-real-time to help detect and adapt to global climate change.
Cisco and NASA will commence Planetary Skin with a series of pilot projects, including ‘Rainforest Skin’, which will be prototyped during 2010. This initiative will focus on the deforestation of rainforests around the world, and explore how to integrate a comprehensive sensor network