ASDL PhD student Ricardo Silva was one of the honorable mention winners of the 2024 NASA Blue Dot Competition. The competition had more than 1500 teams and participants around the world and 33 honorable mentions. This competition is part of NASA’s initiative to Transform to Open Science and to make Earth observation data available to all.

The challenge was to create a visualization using public Earth observation data to create a visualization that furthers the Sustainable Development Goals of zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, or climate action. Ricardo received an honorable mention for compelling visuals for his interactive dashboard to process, visualize and compare data soil moisture and groundwater available online from GRACE-FO satellite.