So these are mostly related to the UK, but some will be global. I have tried to make this clear where I can. By posting these links here I do not specifically endorse any of the activities, but was interested to collate all the activities that I thought interesting to the geospatial community and thought you might all be interested in seeing the list. Will continue to add things as I find them.
Crowd Fight Covid 19: online platform to volunteer to support scientific research to combat the outbreak (eg ranging from annotating images to technical queries) – https://crowdfightcovid19.org/
Data Visualization Society: pairing interested data/viz volunteer consultants with practitioners in the health community, particularly interested in supporting community organizations and social service agencies looking for ways to make COVID-19 data more local for their communities – https://www.datavisualizationsociety.com/covid-19
Discourse Data Against Covid: community of data scientists available to do data analysis or answer technical queries for other researchers/scientists working on covid-response – https://discourse.data-against-covid.org/
JOGL (Just One Giant Lab): the Quantified Flu project have launched their first prototype to collect data to use wearables to differentiate COVID-19 from other infections – https://app.jogl.io/program/2#news
Collaboration and competition in Covid-19 response (Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway): blog post on some considerations for digital tech interventions to combat Covid-19, particularly through crowdsourcing. Concludes with the following resource lists: recommended reliable information on Covid-19; sample of international crowd-sourcing initiatives (including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and global); and global Covid-19 mapping and recording initiatives. https://unwin.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/collaboration-and-competition-in-covid-19-response/
Hack From Home: Covid-19 (4th/5th April), virtual hackathon sponsored by Dataswift, and organised by the Ethical Tech Alliance, HAT-LAB, and others. The themes or strands are Citizen Science, Community Health, and Mass Co-ordination. https://www.hackfromhome.com/about