Satellite Applications for Development and Humanitarian Challenges

A catalogue of satellite applications from around the world that address sustainable development and humanitarian challenges.

Space technology is being used across many sectors to address development and humanitarian challenges around the world. This catalogue demonstrates the various use cases for which space technology can be applied and gives examples of applications that have been developed and deployed.

You can explore how space tech is addressing challenges relevant to your own work by filtering results by sector, use case, region and more.

Catalogue

  • Advancing Access to Global Flood Modeling and Alerting using the PDC DisasterAWARE® Platform and Remote Sensing Technologies

    They seek to rapidly classify flood severity by incorporating flood model outputs and remote-sensing-derived products from multiple platforms to help with flood risk mitigation, increase the resilience of impacted communities, and disseminate alerts.

  • Global Mobile Tsunami Warning System using Amazon Web Sever—A Life-Saving Platform

    The goal is to develop a mobile tsunami warning system based on JPL’s mobile Global Real-time Earthquake and Tsunami Alert (GreatAlert) prototype system and to release it as an open-source platform.

  • The whole world … connected, safe, and thriving

    Saving lives before disasters. Lynk’s first-to-market, patented technology is building the universal connectivity that can deliver first-ever emergency alerts, advance warnings, and evacuation orders to the thousands who might otherwise perish in disasters every year. Saving lives after disasters. For those who survive a disaster, the resulting destruction of infrastructure leaves even more victims disconnected, vulnerable, and unable to access emergency help while dealing with recovery. Lynk’s technology can provide survivors and first responders with unprecedented, universal connectivity.

  • EO’s role in climate resilience

    ESA EO4SD-Climate Resilience project is providing a series of exposure and socioeconomic indicators for climate risk assessments in Bangladesh from EO.

  • Emirates Red Crescent Fortifies Remote Learning and Other Humanitarian Initiatives with Yahsat’s Satellite Services

    Yahsat’s resources will be deployed to support the Authority’s remote education programmes and facilitate help for young people, families and schools in countries affected by disasters and crises.

  • New satellite images show Hungary’s rush to keep refugees out of Europe

    New satellite images obtained by Amnesty International give a chilling new perspective on Hungary’s frenzied efforts to repel refugees and asylum-seekers.

  • Navigating Informality Perils and Prospects in Metro Manila’s Slums

    Lack of comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date data on locations of slums and their characteristics has been a barrier to proper planning and addressing the needs of the urban poor in Metro Manila. To address this challenge, a unique geospatial approach was applied to process very high resolution satellite images and identify and delineate the slums at scale and in a short time frame.

  • Beyond the “line-of sight” for delivery drones gets closer as satellite firm develops long-distance system

    The ultimate goal is remote, scalable, automated drone fleets which could airlift tonnes of goods between depots and allow farmers to monitor and optimize their crops more easily.

  • Protecting the World’s Forests with Machine Learning and Satellites

    Geospatial imagery via satellites, combined with machine learning makes an ideal solution. It provides a non-invasive means of identifying illegal deforestation in small areas and alerting authorities to it, so they can carefully direct their limited resources.

  • Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag

    Reuters worked with Earthrise Media, a non-profit group that analyzes satellite imagery, to plot the construction and expansion of 39 of these camps, which were initially identified using publicly available documents such as construction tenders.

  • How School Children Became Pawns in Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

    Images visible on satellite mapping services detail the charred remains of buildings in several Cameroonian villages.

  • Political prison facilities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    For the past year, DigitalGlobe Analytics has been monitoring activity at political prison facilities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea) as part of a joint undertaking with the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea to shed light on human suffering in North Korea.

  • New satellite images show scale of North Korea’s repressive prison camps

    North Korea’s vast infrastructure of repression is further exposed in new satellite images showing the on-going development of two of the country’s largest political prison camps.

  • Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in Syria’s Underground Prisons

    To establish the location of the detention facilities, HRW asked victims, witnesses, and defectors to indicate the building where they were held, visited, or served using satellite imagery.

  • BlackSky’s Technology Leveraged to Monitor Secretive Iranian Nuclear Facility

    BlackSky’s high-revisit satellite imagery enabled researchers at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) to monitor the pattern of life at the Natanz nuclear facility and gain a better understanding of activity and events at the site.

  • Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

    Human Rights Watch has assessed a total of 131 villages via satellite imagery for evidence of building destruction.

  • Unacknowledged Deaths: Civilian Casualties in NATO’s Air Campaign in Libya

    HRW investigated the NATO airstriked in Libya.

  • Deforestation prevention with land use monitoring and valuation in Côte d’Ivoire

    The project helps policy makers, forestry protection and reforestation agencies, agricultural and budget officials, commodity buyers and growers and other local actors to make better decisions. It provides them with the IMAGE toolkit for up-to-date information on land use, economic statistics and deforestation. By showing the value of natural capital and vastly improving forest monitoring, the programme could substantially contribute to improved economic and environmental outcomes. Remote Sensing Applications Consultants use newly available optical and radar data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions to detail surface cover at 10 metre precision.

  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Primed and Ready

    Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from April 12 shows continued activity around the North Portal, new activity in the Main Administrative Area, and a few personnel around the site’s Command Center.

  • Using satellite imagery in conflict-affected areas in Mali to support WFP’s emergency response

    A pilot study was carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP) Mali in the Mopti region in 2019 where earth observation data was used to detect cropland abandonment in hard-to-reach areas to assess the physical impacts of conflict on croplands and therefore detect populations in likely need of food assistance.

  • Yemen’s agriculture in distress

    This project uses open-source datasets to show the agricultural areas in distress and investigate to what extent the conflict has been responsible for the deterioration.

  • Sustainable Technology Adaptation for Mali’s Pastoralists (STAMP)

    STAMP aims to improve resilience among climate affected pastoralists, through access to and use of geo-satellite derived data. This will result in an information service tailor-made to pastoralists’ information and decision making needs, giving them more predictability for their movements.

  • EvIDENz – Earth Observation based information products for drought risk reduction on the national level

    The overall objective of the EvIDENz project is to develop and demonstrate methods and products on drought risk assessment that respond to national needs for the example of South Africa and Ukraine, and defined indicators of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

  • Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI)

    Index-based flood insurance (IBFI) is one such solution that is both cost-effective and can better target post-disaster relief to compensate agricultural losses. This project aims to integrate hi-tech modelling and satellite imagery with other data to predetermine flood thresholds, which could trigger speedy compensation payouts.

  • Flood & Drought Management Tools

    The Flood and Drought Management Tools project provides a methodology with online tools to facilitate the inclusion of information on floods and droughts, and future scenarios.

  • Satellite imaging reveals increased proportion of population exposed to floods

    Tellman and her colleagues collected satellite imagery of 913 large flood events around the world, from 2000 and 2018. They then compared the population of the flooded areas between 2000 to 2015.

  • Geospatial AI for Managing Water Quality

    Rezatec’s Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for managing water quality provides a scalable, decision support tool for estimating diffuse pollution loads based on contemporary earth observation data and hydrological modelling.

  • Ulyssys Water Quality Viewer

    Introducing the Ulyssys Water Quality Viewer, a custom script to dynamically visualize the chlorophyll and sediment conditions of water bodies on Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 images.

  • Towards large-scale city reconstruction from satellites

    Inria proposed a full pipeline for producing compact and semantic-aware city models from satellite images.

  • Computer Vision for Building Damage Assessment’ or ‘xView2: Assess Building Damage’

    The xView2 Challenge focuses on automating the process of assessing building damage after a natural disaster, an analytical bottleneck in the post-disaster workflow.

  • Daily Coherent Ground Track Repeat

    ICEYE'S constellation of agile New Space satellites is designed to rapidly revisit any area on the globe, enabling repeating ground track image acquisition from the same location – daily or even multiple times per day. The ability to identify and monitor changes in the range of millimeters enables entirely new applications, including predicting, preventing and responding to events like natural disasters, national security issues and floods.

  • AMIGOclimate

    AMIGOclimate is a unique software as a service (SaaS) that exploits the best available science data to help companies adapt their strategies to the Earth's changing climate.

  • EarthCache

    EarthCache is the easiest way to capture high-resolution satellite images to monitor natural resources. Identify illegal deforestation activity, detect wildfires in remote areas, and measure water quality with geospatial mapping technology.

  • KoBoToolbox

    KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. Our software is free and open source. Most of our users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers working in developing countries.

  • Satellite Network To Support Disaster Response Efforts In Nepal

    Thaicom provided satellite communications and instigated a support network among various business partners. It sent experts to install communications equipment for victims and officials to use in the affected areas.

  • Satellite often the fastest way to restore communications after a disaster

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Viasat deployed satellite connectivity to help support recovery efforts across the island.

  • DigitalGlobe Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Find Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet in Satellite Images

    DigitalGlobe today activated its crowdsourcing platform in an effort to locate the Boeing 777 jetliner that mysteriously disappeared on Saturday while in flight from Malaysia to Beijing.

  • Inambari

    A public mapping platform that detects mining activity in dense rainforest habitat using satellite radar and drone imagery.

  • AquaSat

    A new data set combining sample data and remote sensing could give scientists the power to make accurate water quality predictions at a global scale.

  • Toxic Sludge in Hungary

    On October 2010, an accident occurred at the aluminum oxide plant in western Hungary and NASA satellites were able to detect the event extent.

  • Flood Service

    A system has been established at the German Remote Sensing Data Center of DLR that allows the near-real time mapping and monitoring of flood situations.

  • Strata

    Earth Stress monitor, is a platform that will use data captured through satellite imagery and cloud computing to improve the mapping of environmental and climate stresses globally and reveal where harmful climate change overlaps with other environmental stressors, such as war, temperature, noise and crowds.

  • Haiti RO for Hurricane Matthew Recovery

    The National Centre for geo-spatial information has agreed to be the champion for the RO within the Haiti government, ensuring both delivery of the RO infrastructure in Haiti and serving as a catalyst for capacity building and EO use for disaster recovery within Haiti.

  • Recovery Project

    The main objective of the Recovery Project (2008-2011) was to produce a universally-applicable suite of indicators and techniques that allow donors and executing agencies to Monitor and Evaluate (M&E) post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.

  • Drought Watch

    This is the Weights & Biases community benchmark for deep learning models for drought detection from satellite. With better models, index insurance companies can monitor drought conditions—and send resources to families in the area—more effectively.

  • Using satellite imagery for emergency disaster response

    BGS has a long history of assisting relief efforts by providing satellite maps, data and interpretation to those affected by disasters, helping to identify hazardous areas to avoid.

  • National Intertidal Digital Elevation Model

    NIDEM provides a first-of-its kind source of intertidal elevation data for Australia’s entire coastline.

  • ESA eoworld – Assessing Vulnerability in the Urban Areas of Rio de Janeiro State (Floods and Landslides)

    The State Government of Rio de Janeiro has recently taken steps to improve city’s spatial planning in view of better management of urban environment and disaster risk. One of the objectives is to develop robust disaster risk management tools to address and respond to the hydrological and geological hazards in the Rio metropolitan region.

  • Coastal Change from Space

    ARGANS Ltd, a world leader in coastal change monitoring, is developing a global service for monitoring coastal erosion, environmental risk assessment, and research on the potential impact of climate change on the coast, including sea level rise and effect of increasingly dynamic weather systems.

  • The Gambia Integrated Urban and Coastal Resilience Technical Assistance Program

    Mapping of Greater Banjul and Assessing Subsidence; Greater Banjul Flood and Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment; Coastal Risk Assessment; Data Management and visualization.

  • Italy uses Sentinel-1 satellite data to monitor sinking ground surfaces

    The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1 satellite, part of the Copernicus programme, is being used to monitor cases of land subsidence and contribute to risk assessment and urban development efforts.

  • A procedure to use GNSS data to calibrate satellite PSI data for the study of subsidence:an example from the north-western Adriatic coast (Italy)

    The methodology is tested in Ravenna and Ferrara cities on the north-western Adriatic coast within the eastern alluvial plain of Po river (Italy), extensively affected by subsidence with strong spatial and temporal variations.

  • Satellite Imagery For Emergency Management

    Pre- and post-event satellite imagery enables first responders to make the most impact by quickly mapping passable routes to deliver critical services in the most efficient manner.

  • ESA eoworld – Monitoring of Coastal Vulnerability and Coastal Change Trends in West Africa

    The eoworld project in West Africa provided important assessment of the vulnerability of West African coastal areas to climate change and erosion.

  • OSS Saint Louis

    This project concerns the Saint-Louis coastline, which is particularly vulnerable to coastal erosion and flooding.

  • Supporting Emergency Telecoms

    Since signing the Crisis Connectivity Charter, satellite operators have been active on all continents supporting WFP, governments and NGOs, enabling VoIP, Wi-Fi and internet access via satellite to support supply logistics, urgent medical care and coordination of relief efforts.

  • Intelsat Disaster Relief Program

    Intelsat Disaster Relief Program Provides Emergency Communications Support to Qualified Humanitarian Organizations within 24 Hours.

  • NGO & Humanitarian Aid

    Speedcast works closely with humanitarian organizations to create on-the-go connectivity solutions that are easy to deploy, use and fit into your budget.

  • The humanitarian technology we use to connect after disasters

    The standard ETC solution consists of a satellite system and satellite capacity from Emergency.lu, a public – private partnership of the Government of Luxembourg and private companies in Luxembourg. Ericsson Response then provides the access network for that connectivity.

  • Mobile Satellite Services

    Télécoms Sans Frontières systematically deploys to humanitarian crises, caused by natural disasters or conflicts, with a fleet of several satellite terminals and satellite phones to provide its expertise and support to humanitarian coordination or other organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and improve the effectiveness of the response.

  • Always On Emergency Communications for Real-Time Situational Awareness

    Telesat works collaboratively with first responders and public safety officers to deliver real-time secure connectivity for data and voice services that are mission critical in every crisis scenario.

  • Crisis Connectivity Charter

    The Crisis Connectivity Charter signed in 2015 between the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), Global VSAT Forum (GVF), UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) and ETC. The Crisis Connectivity Charter, signed by Arabsat, Eutelsat, Global Eagle, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat, seeks to help the humanitarian response community by improving its access to vital satellite-based communications when local networks are affected, destroyed or overloaded after a disaster.

  • ITU, Inmarsat and Vizada conclude agreement to enhance mobile telecommunication capacity for emergencies

    ITU, Inmarsat and Vizada SAS have reached an agreement to improve emergency communications for disaster preparedness and to coordinate relief activities in the aftermath of a disaster.

  • Rapid Deployment Connectivity Kit For Humanitarian Response Teams

    IEC Telecom, with mobile-satellite service provider Thuraya, has introduced the company’s Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) that is designed to provide Humanitarian Response Teams with reliable connectivity during COVID-19 and support emergency and disaster relief efforts even in the most remote areas.

  • EO4SD – Climate Resilience

    Products developed by the cluster include the historic evolution of hyacinth and lake surface temperature, along with the evolution of lake shoreline erosion.

  • MotionMonitor

    Monitoring and highlighting ground movements around tailing dams, tailing beaches and the surrounding slopes to identify movement that could cause dam failure. The system will provide an early system and produce status reports detailing the risk of failure support by analysis of optical images to identify other risk factors. Developed in collaboration with Terra Motion Limited and University of Nottingham, MotionMonitor-TSF enables Tailing Storage Facility (TSF) managers and ESG compliance officers to regularly monitor key TSF locations and provide warning of potential failure. Early identification of potential failure can enable damage limitation strategies to be implemented or where appropriate, action to prevent failure to be initiated, minimising financial and environmental impact as a direct consequence.

  • CoastalDEM

    Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2_m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to assess global and national population exposures to extreme coastal water levels, NASA’s SRTM. CoastalDEM is a new DEM utilizing neural networks to reduce SRTM error. Here we show – employing CoastalDEM—that 190_M people (150–250_M, 90% CI) currently occupy global land below projected high tide lines for 2100 under low carbon emissions, up from 110_M today, for a median increase of 80_M. These figures triple SRTM-based values. Under high emissions, CoastalDEM indicates up to 630_M people live on land below projected annual flood levels for 2100, and up to 340_M for mid-century, versus roughly 250_M at present. We estimate one billion people now occupy land less than 10_m above current high tide lines, including 230_M below 1_m.

  • Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience

    The solution provides granular information on the likelihood of flood or drought and supports the assessment of the socio-economic impacts of these events, thus assisting policy makers targeting resilient economic development. It also supports decision making and the development of improved insurance products that pay out to people in greatest need at the required time, using indices that more accurately reflect the incidence of flood and drought than current measures.

  • Advancing Access to Global Flood Modeling and Alerting using the PDC DisasterAWARE¨ Platform and Remote Sensing Technologies

    They seek to rapidly classify flood severity by incorporating flood model outputs and remote-sensing-derived products from multiple platforms to help with flood risk mitigation, increase the resilience of impacted communities, and disseminate alerts.

  • GeoHazards Thematic Exploitation Platform

    The Geohazards Exploitation Platform or GEP aims to support the exploitation of satellite EO for geohazards.

  • Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Flood Risk Monitoring (GFRM) Community Activity

    It supports and integrates efforts that leverage Earth observations to improve the ability to assess flood risk on global scale and translate risk information to impacts at regional, national and sub-national levels by supporting risk-informed decision-making.

  • Using the NASA Polar Orbiting Fire Product Record to Enhance and Expand the Global Wildfire Information System

    This project has developed a new module within the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) to provide global to sub-national science-quality information on fire seasonality, fire size, and annual rankings of fire activity, in easily accessible formats.

  • Development of a Harmonized Multi-Sensor Global Active Fire Data Set

    This project augments the existing Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) with the addition of a near-global, multi-platform, harmonized geostationary fire data set that has undergone comprehensive data validation and quality assessment.

  • Local Tsunami Early Warning with GNSS Earthquake Source Products

    This project implements novel techniques that rely on measurements from onshore Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sites of the deformation produced by the earthquake.

  • Africa RiskView

    Africa RiskView is designed to interpret different types of weather data, including rainfall estimates, and information about crops, such as soil and cropping calendars. These data are then converted into meaningful indicators for agricultural production and pasture and applied to the vulnerable populations that depend on rainfall for crops and rangeland for their livelihoods.

  • CleanSeaNet

    Between April 2007 and January 2011, 72 authorised users in 24 coastal states have used EO data provided by the CleanSeaNet initiative of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for sea pollution operations. CleanSeaNet is a European satellite-based oil spill and vessel detection service which offers assistance to participating States for the following activities: - Identifying and tracing oil pollution on the sea surface; - Monitoring accidental pollution during emergencies; - Contributing to the identification of polluters.

  • Enhanced Environmental & Disaster Response

    The use of disaster management satellite intelligence can benefit governments, local authorities, emergency services and environmental agencies. Earth-i’s high spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery applications, from forest fire detection to satellite flood monitoring, offer an effective response when disaster strikes. Earth-i provides very high resolution satellite data and processing services to organisations and agencies managing disaster response in natural and urban environments; identifying, preparing and planning for potential threats and emergencies; and responding rapidly to events as they occur.

  • Population Density Maps

    Population Density Maps help nonprofit and multilateral agencies plan vaccination campaigns, respond to natural disasters, and evaluate rural electrification plans. These maps help researchers assess the ways in which climate change and urbanization impact where people live.

  • Shoreline Mapping and Change Detection

    This service delivers coastline, and, where relevant intertidal maps. The coastline method works by identifying land-water boundaries in time series of SAR data and high-resolution optical images. Tidal corrections are applied in order to establish locations for high and low water shorelines, and the location of mean sea level. Tidal corrections are based on available tidal models, supplemented with available tide gauge data and sea level measurements from coastal altimetry. Multiple coastline maps produced on e.g. an annual (or more frequent) basis can be used to identify locations of shoreline change due to coastal erosion or sediment deposition. The maps can, therefore, be used to monitor regions that are known to suffer rapid shoreline change, for example to establish annual erosion/deposition rates, and also to identify new locations where shoreline changes occur.

  • Extended flood area mapping system

    The Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO) has established an extended flood area mapping system, by incorporating a perennial flood data layer with layers extracted from remotely sensed imagery, in order to improve flood information for post-flood relief and rehabilitation activities.

  • EO4SD – Disaster Risk Reduction

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  • EO4SD – Reconstruction Monitoring

    Provision of damage assessment at different stages over the time and progress monitoring statistics of the reconstruction works.

  • Global Deformation System

    With the world's first automated, global subsidence and deformation monitoring system, we help mining and metals companies mitigate ground stability risks.

  • Emergency and Disaster Management

    Accelerate disaster response with daily, high resolution imagery. Mitigate risk, get situational awareness, and improve recovery with before, during, and after disaster imagery, anywhere on Earth.

  • RE(ACT)

    Understand your exposure, accelerate claims triage and allocate reserves and resources using situational intelligence derived from real-time observations immediately after catastrophe (CAT) strikes. On call and ready to deploy 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, (RE)ACT provides the insurance industry with a full view of a catastrophe event’s impact down to individual property level. With access to 450 orbiting satellites, a truly international drone network and aerial survey partners on every continent, RE(ACT) delivers rapid post-event exposure analysis to reinsurers, insurers and brokers for over 70 global CAT events.

  • Floods and landslides in El Salvador

    The satellite images provided by SERVIR mapped the mud flow and assisted officials in understanding the full extent of the damage and how it could be avoided in the event of future disasters.

  • Post-Disaster Building Damage Assessment Using Satellite And Aerial Imagery Interpretation, Field Verification And Modeling Techniques

    Post- disaster building damage assessment using satellite and aerial imagery interpretation, field verification and modeling techniques.

  • Flood and landslides with imagery assistance

    The maps and images acquired from the Space Charter and Sentinel Asia were used in conjunction with other data sources. The main benefit was the speed at which the damage estimation was produced.

  • Global Rapid Damage Mapping System with Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data

    The project developed a novel technique to implement the multi-temporal InSAR coherence analysis.

  • Pakistan Floods (2010) Damage and Needs Assessment

    The assessment team utilized remote-sensing-based damage validation, particularly in the housing sector, and to a limited extent in the agriculture and transport sectors.

  • Using high resolution satellite data for the identification of urban natural disaster risk

    Very High Resolution satellite imagery and field data generate information on hazard, exposure (mostly the building stock) and vulnerability. The information is structured within a Geographical Information System that provides the platform for integration, standardization and modeling.

  • Deep Learning for Disaster Recovery: Automatic Detection of Flooded Roads

    Deep Learning solution to automatically detect flooded roads during natural disasters.

  • Damage Assessment In Luganville Municipality, Sanma Province, Vanuatu

    Potentially damaged structures and buildings in Luganville Municipality, Sanma Province, Vanuatu as detected by satellite image acquired after landfall of the Tropical Cyclone Harold-20 on 6 April 2020.

  • Viet-RRO

    VIET-RRO is developing a demonstrator of a recovery observatory in response to periods of intense cyclonic activity impacting food security in Vietnam.

  • Combined X- and L-band PSI analyses for assessment of land subsidence in Jakarta

    Satellite radar and InSAR techniques have been used to accurately identify land movement trends in Jakarta in Indonesia with an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy. In Jakarta, pumping water from deep wells is causing the land to sink by approximately 10 cm a year.

  • Development and Implementation of Remote Sensing Techniques for Oil Spill Monitoring and Storm Damage Assessment in an Operational Context

    Development and Implementation of Remote Sensing Techniques for Oil Spill Monitoring and Storm Damage Assessment in an Operational Context.

  • ESA eoworld – Transport Infrastructure Assessment in Papua New Guinea

    The project contributed to creating an up-to-date picture of the transport infrastructure in central PNG where several ADB projects are under implementation, by providing a land use map and an inventory of artificial surfaces and features.

  • Tunis – climate change adaption

    High above Tunis, three orbiting ESA satellites sent down data pinpointing parts of the Tunisian capital where land was sinking, undermining the city’s ability to withstand storms, earthquakes and extreme weather.

  • Humanitarian Rapid Mapping Service

    Rapid satellite imagery analysis during natural and environmental disasters to improve situational awareness and support relief efforts. Output products include maps, GIS- ready data, statistics and reports. They are shared with governments, UN agencies and other actors. Wide range of products – assess and map the impact of many types of disaster including floods, fires, chemical waste, oil spills, earthquakes, storms, landslides and volcano eruptions.

  • EO4SD – Ensuring safe and climate-resilient water supply and wastewater management system

    EO data can be used to assess and monitor the hydrologic and socio-economic implications of changes in extreme precipitation and inform decision makers about changes that may need to be made to sanitation infrastructure in order to cope.

  • Global Flood Database

    The free Global Flood Database offers a comprehensive view of flood exposure around the world. This database combines 15 years of data on 913 floods with human settlement maps across 169 countries to help scientists, governments, and financial institutions better prepare and protect against the risks of flooding.

  • Integrating Global Remote Sensing and Modeling Systems for Local Flood Prediction and Impact Assessment

    Increased efficiency of disaster responses are anticipated due to rapid detection, localization, mapping, and flood magnitude assessment.

  • COMET-LiCS

    The initial focus is on the Alpine-Himalayan tectonic belt, but we are working on processing the complete archive for tectonic and volcanic areas globally. Satellite-based Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measurements have the potential to make a unique contribution to volcano monitoring. We can use the change in phase between radar images acquired on different days to measure small displacements of the Earth’s surface, which can sometimes provide critical information about a volcano’s level of activity and the movement of magma in the Earth’s crust.

  • EO4SD – Nature-based flood protection solutions

    EO data can help map and model the best locations for rehabilitating and constructing nature-based solutions, as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of them on catchment hydrology and river baseflow.

  • Flood Risk Management Systems and Data

    A worldwide flood forecasting capability for advanced warning of flood events, based on dynamic modelling of live data feeds such as rainfall radar, forecast models and hydromet telemetry.

  • Coupled Interactive Forecasting of Weather, Fire Behavior, and Smoke Impact for Improved Wildland Fire Decision-Making

    Coupled Interactive Forecasting of Weather, Fire Behavior, and Smoke Impact for Improved Wildland Fire Decision-Making.

  • A Spatially Transferable Drought Hazard and Drought Risk Modeling Approach Based on Remote Sensing Data

    In this study, a spatially explicit drought hazard, vulnerability, and risk modeling framework was investigated for agricultural land, grassland and shrubland areas.

  • Satellite data powers flood early warning system

    Vietnamese and American researchers joined efforts to develop a satellite-based system approach to monitor and manage transboundary flooding.

  • TropiSCO

    TropiSCO aims to map deforested areas in near-real time and to publish the information so that local actors can intervene, alert public opinion, and account for lost surfaces.

  • ESA eoworld – EO Support to Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessment in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

    MHCRI was developed to stimulate the process of urban risk assessments and raise awareness concerning the importance of developing adequate disaster risk management plans.

  • Global Mobile Tsunami Warning System using Amazon Web SeverÑA Life-Saving Platform

    The goal is to develop a mobile tsunami warning system based on JPLÕs mobile Global Real-time Earthquake and Tsunami Alert (GreatAlert) prototype system and to release it as an open-source platform.

  • African Flood Extent Depiction (AFED)

    The ARC Flood Extent Depiction Model (AFED) is a daily depiction of temporarily flooded areas everywhere in Africa. At the end of 2016, AER completed the pan-African Flood Extent Depiction (AFED) product for ARC using historical daily data starting in 1992. The product includes automated near real-time AFED processing streams to produce Africa-wide daily updates of AFED.

  • Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)

    Has been activated for several seasonal hurricanes and typhoons in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, such as hurricane Harvey in the US (2017), hurricane Michael (2018), and hurricane Florence (2018). In total 54 post-event maps were delivered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency which helped coordinate the assessment of flooding and infrastructure damage. The US department of State noted that “U.S. emergency managers have found great value in the near real-time, geospatial analytical products prepared by the Copernicus operation centres in Europe. As the 2018 hurricane season ends this month, U.S. emergency management agencies are grateful for Europe’s full, free, and open data policy”.

  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters

    The Charter is a worldwide collaboration, through which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. By combining Earth observation assets from different space agencies, the Charter allows resources and expertise to be coordinated for rapid response to major disaster situations; thereby helping civil protection authorities and the international humanitarian community. This unique initiative is able to mobilise agencies around the world and benefit from their know-how and their satellites through a single access point that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and at no cost to the user.

  • Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI)

    The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) has developed catastrophe risk models specific to the Pacific Islands using the EO-based hazard and exposure databases. OpenDRI repository for the Pacific Region providing premier risk-related geospatial data sets for enabling Better Information for Smarter Investments, ranging from satellite, aerial imagery to project-related asset, risk and hazard data for 15 Pacific Island Countries.

  • Stained Trade/ Global witness

    Through satellite images, this report reveals how companies along wood product supply chains leading through China are failing to screen out illegal timber, the risks this creates for U.S. companies, and the devastating impacts the trade is having on people in PNG.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction

    HOT works with communities and disaster management agencies to map and understand risk by developing comprehensive data sets on buildings, roads, and key lifeline infrastructure data.

  • xView

    Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) are releasing a new satellite imagery dataset to advance key frontiers in computer vision and develop new solutions for national security and disaster response.

  • EO4SD – Flood risk assessment

    The flood hazard map shows the occurrences of flood events during the past 10 years. The map aims to give an idea about the flood presence in terms of both frequency and extent in the city, and illustrates which part is, in general, flooded more often than other areas.

  • SatComms for Climate and Disaster Resilience

    A SatComms solution that provides a secure, reliable, always-on communications infrastructure. For governments and public safety services to maintain command & control, situational awareness and continuity of operations in chaotic emergency situations.

  • SCYTALE Suite

    A portable SatComms system that can be for the first responders, up to a medium sized deployable headquarters, communities, relief camps and field hospitals. It does not rely on terrestrial mobile network infrastructure which is often lacking in rural areas or might be damaged during a disaster.

  • SatComms for Natural Disasters

    Inmarsat provides in-situ powerful but easily deployable equipment, including Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress (GX) satellite equipment during disaster response scenarios. Global Xpress (GX) terminals allow communications at speeds not previously possible for emergency response teams and mobile BGANs allow responders to provide in situ impact assessments. Rapid deployment at the disaster area provides the national coordinating authority with the infrastructure to run national and local disaster response communications, at scale.

  • Contaminated Site Remediation Monitoring

    Environmental monitoring of remediation management activities researched at the hyperspectral program at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing includes the evaluation of the use of imaging spectrometer data (hyperspectral imagery) for characterising environmentally contaminated sites and providing techniques to monitor their remediation.

  • Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS)

    EASOS’s Flood Watch provides warning of flooding up to 7 days in advance to allow preventative action to be taken prior to a disaster event. It enables the Disaster Management committee to coordinate all agencies, and take preventative measures acting on consistent, reliable information. It also achieves over 90% accuracy for flood alerts with a 12-hour lead time.

  • EO4SD – African Risk Capacity’s Africa RiskView (ARV)

    Currently, the tool focuses on drought, but there is ongoing work to include other risks, including river flooding and tropical cyclones.

  • ICEYE Flood Monitoring

    Persistent and comprehensive identification of floods world-wide.

  • ICEYE Insurance

    Gain fast and accurate information for property assessment with SAR data, make better pricing, and optimize risk selection to improve your portfolio.

  • NASA SERVIR – Supporting Flood Emergency Preparedness for Myanmar Service

    The resulting tool will provide a historical flood map and flood risk index to enable more informed decisions on the exposure of people to floods for preparedness planning and effective advocacy for agricultural, urban, and city planning.

  • NASA SERVIR – Supporting Near Real-Time Flood Monitoring in Myanmar

    SERVIR-Mekong is currently developing Hydrological Remote Sensing Analysis of Floods (HYDRAFloods), a web-based tool that leverages the most recently available remotely sensed data acquired by multiple satellite platforms to generate daily flood water maps.

  • EO4SD- AIRBMP

    The water frequency map of the Ayeyarwady basin can support the AIRBMP project in many ways e.g. by highlighting areas affected by floods and as an indicator of changes in river morphology which can impact navigation and infrastructure developments.

  • Earth Observation for a Transforming Asia and Pacific (EOTAP)

    A demonstration of the operational rapid flood mapping capacity of the Sentinel-1 radar sensor at approx. 20 m resolution was demonstrated by analysis of time series from July-September 2015, when Myanmar was subject of severe floods which for some areas of the country were the worst in the last decade.

  • EO4SD- Agricultural development support

    The EO4SD project is delivering products and services in support of two development projects in the central dry zone i.e. the Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP) funded by World Bank and the Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP) funded by Asian Development Bank. The overall aim in both projects is to improve stakeholders' capacity to develop and manage irrigation and to increase irrigated areas. The projects provides an opportunity for EO to help improve decision support and strategic planning, as well as impact monitoring (water utilization, increase in irrigated cropping area). Moreover, EO can support the monitoring of environmental performance and management.

  • ESA eoworld – Sustainable development of mountain regions in the Himalayas

    The mapping of the mountain regions is important to ensure a landscape approach to investment planning in mountain regions that take into account the various hazards and risks specific to mountain geology.

  • Looking inside the Continents from Space: Insights into Earthquake Hazard and Crustal Deformation

    GPS can provide very precise measurements of how individual points on the ground move, but such points are often sparsely distributed. This project uses differences in the radar returns acquired by the satellite at two different times to measure the displacement of one point over the intervening time interval. Displacements of a few millimeters or less can be measured in this way.

  • DAMSAT

    DAm Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) is an UKSA International Partnership Programme (IPP) supported project led by HR Wallingford with UK and Peruvian partners. DAMSAT provides a one-stop portal to access information on the performance of the monitored dams by combining the use of: Satellite derived data (SAR and optical); in-situ data from SUMMIT SHM (GNSS) equipment; weather forecast data; and modelling studies of dam releases and loss of life in communities downstream

  • EO4SD – Inundation Monitoring Service in the Philippines

    The Inundation Monitoring Service provides satellite-based, highly automated, open water surface identification tools that detect both seasonal fluctuations of water bodies and long-term changes. The service maps provide the extent of flooded areas over time, which can help build a picture of the flood response of an area.

  • EO4SD – Improving availability and accuracy of flood early-warning-systems

    EO data can be integrated into Water Resources Information Systems to enable them to produce near real-time information on flood risk, and can take account for a whole catchment area.

  • GeoRiskPH

    It is an innovative webGIS platform that uses crowdsourced data for geohazard mapping of disaster-prone areas in the Philippines.

  • ESA eoworld – Support to comprehensive Climate Risk Mitigation program for Sri Lanka

    The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of exposed people and assets to climate risk and to improve government's capacity to respond effectively to disasters.

  • Building Research Tools To Improve Response And Resilience To Flooding In Syria

    Using the high-level overland flow and catchment data and the IDP shelter locations, the team was able to overlay the two in order to identify areas where high IDP shelter densities lay in close proximity to major overland flow paths.

  • Thailand Drought Monitoring System

    Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) of Thailand uses space technology applications and geoinformatics to monitor and assess areas, throughout the country, that are currently experiencing and are at risk of drought in order to provide input for efficient and continuous daily planning and management.

  • Earth Observation for a Transforming Asia and Pacific (EOTAP) – TRANSPORT SECTOR CLIMATE PROOFING IN TIMOR-LESTE

    The EO support project helped to better quantify climate risks, especially from floods and droughts, and in particular on the road network in Timor-Leste.

  • ESA eoworld – Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Disasters Preparedness in the Coastal Cities of North Africa

    The contribution of EO data was primarily focusing on terrain deformation mapping to provide precise indications on the location of subsidence and uplift zones in support to surveys concerning land stability and seismic issues.

  • Drought and Flood Mitigation System (DFMS)

    Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) provides robust meteorological, hydrological, and other Earth observation (EO) information as observations, forecasts, and data archives. Products for monitoring, near and long-term planning, and historical analysis are provided through an online portal to users in the government, commercial agriculture, and development sectors.

  • Pairing Satellite Data With Household Surveys To Locate High Flood Risk Areas In The Central African Republic (CAR)

    Through remote-sensing, REACH conducted a flood susceptibility analysis to classify areas within CAR that are more likely to flood, in an effort to inform enhanced preparedness.

  • EO4SD – Burned area detection to assess wildfire risk

    EO products may help underpin a more evidence-based approach to proactively manage wildfire risk to Changde by considering where wildfire management interventions could be most effective.

  • EO4SD – Managing flood impacts from extreme weather events

    Flood maps can support a more sustainable approach to managing flood risk by considering where natural flood management could be most effective and enable better planning decisions to avoid unnecessary development in flood risk areas.

  • EO4SD – Managing impacts from coastal flooding and sea level rise

    Sea-level rise models and maps provide the fundamental data and tools at-risk communities need to make planning decisions.

  • RawMatCop CopX

    Funded by the European Commission (DG Grow) and EIT RawMaterials, the RawMatCop CopX project (Geospatial mining transparency through Copernicus and MapX) is analysing changes on land and water bodies, focusing specifically on mining ponds created on riverbeds.

  • ESA eoworld – Building Flood Defence Systems in Guyana

    The main objective of the eoworld project was focused on the estimation of a potential land subsidence in the coastal lowland of Guyana, in particular the state of the old dyke system along the East Coast Demerara and the stability of the seawall located in the capital city - Georgetown. The terrain deformation study was complemented with up-to-date digital urban reference mapping and analysis of the assets exposed to floods based on the selected historical flood events.

  • GADE LAPLI

    This project will provide indicators and services using satellite data to estimate rainfall and flood zones.

  • EO4SD – Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS)

    The ESA EO4SD-Urban project supported Kolkata Municipal Council (KMC) and ADB to integrate EO data into the city’s Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS). The FFEWS is designed to provide forecasts and real-time updates from sensor nodes installed in specific hotspots. Data is communicated to the KMC’s control room and the real-time status of inundation is displayed on a flood monitoring dashboard.

  • Open Critical Infrastructure Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation, and Response

    Open Critical Infrastructure Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation, and Response.

  • Early detection of the severe cyclonic storm

    Throughout the lifecycle of the cyclone, meteorologists used imagery from ISRO's SCATSAT-1 satellite to track the location, direction, and intensity of winds close to the ocean surface.

  • Enhancements to the Global Wildfire Fire Information System: Fire Danger Rating and Applications in Indonesia

    Enhancements to the Global Wildfire Fire Information System: Fire Danger Rating and Applications in Indonesia.

  • River Basin Flood Management In Indonesia

    The objective of the EO support project was to develop EO-based information products that could be used to prepare flood risk management plans as well as flood forecasting and early-warning systems in support of integrated flood risk management.

  • ESA eoworld – Analysis of Land Subsidence in the Agglomeration of Jakarta

    EO can contribute to this project with precise terrain motion monitoring using Very High Resolution Radar sensors through the “Persistent Scatterer Interferometry” (PSI) technique.

  • J-Alert

    J-ALERT is Japan’s emergency broadcast system launched in 2004, used to quickly and automatically disseminate information from the government to the public via satellite and an array of equipment set up nationwide, in cases of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami or floods, or attacks on Japan such as missile launches.

  • QZSS Red Rescue Project

    It is a real-time disaster response solution, which sends emergency messages through the L1-SAIF signal from QZSS satellites to government, relevant authorities as well as the general public through smartphone equipped with GNSS chips during times of emergencies.

  • NASA SERVIR – Regional Stream Flow Monitoring and Forecasting Service

    The Regional Stream Flow Monitoring and Forecasting Service is designed to provide real-time stream flow forecasts for several watersheds in East Africa and bias-corrected satellite precipitation products to enable the timely prediction and monitoring of extreme events.

  • EO4SD – Monrovia Integrated Development Project

    To support the World Bank and its stakeholders, The EO4SD climate cluster has provided several products including modelling sea level rise and its impacts on coastal population (coastal and inland flooding) and coastal shoreline erosion based on historical evidence.

  • FloodDAM Garonne

    This projects aims at building an automated service to reliably detect, monitor and assess flood events globally.

  • Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe)

    Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) delivers access to satellite-derived data on sea level, wind speed and wave heights; enabling stakeholders to use this information to improve socio-economic resilience to coastal hazards such as inundation, floods, storm damage, wetland loss, habitat change, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion.

  • The whole world É connected, safe, and thriving

    Saving lives before disasters. LynkÕs first-to-market, patented technology is building the universal connectivity that can deliver first-ever emergency alerts, advance warnings, and evacuation orders to the thousands who might otherwise perish in disasters every year. Saving lives after disasters. For those who survive a disaster, the resulting destruction of infrastructure leaves even more victims disconnected, vulnerable, and unable to access emergency help while dealing with recovery. LynkÕs technology can provide survivors and first responders with unprecedented, universal connectivity.

  • GSNL supports emergency response to the 2018 lower East Rift Zone and summit collapse in Hawaii

    In 2018, the Hawaii Supersite was impacted by a crisis at Kilauea volcano, where a lava flow destroyed over 700 homes. Starting in late May, the Kilauea caldera began to rapidly subside. In two months, parts of the ground had dropped by 400 meters, a level rarely observed in a volcano eruption. High resolution InSAR monitoring with COSMO-SkyMed and TerraSAR X images granted through the GSNL Supersite provided unprecedented views of the collapse and have been critical for understanding how the subsidence was evolving over time. This data, along with high temporal resolution global positioning system (GPS) and seismic data, were analysed by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the scientific community, generating information which guided the disaster response.

  • Day-Night Monitoring of Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide and Ash for Aviation Avoidance at Northern Polar Latitudes

    Day-Night monitoring of volcanic sulfur dioxide and ash for aviation avoidance at northern polar latitudes.

  • Rapid Flood Mapping Service (RFMS)

    Rapid Flood Mapping Service (RFMS) provides a quick response in mapping flooded areas in the immediate lead up – and during – a severe weather event e.g. torrential rainfall. Targeted at national disaster resilience agencies and the first responder community. RFMS utilises high-resolution radar data that is unaffected by clouds and is capable of delivery of actual observed flood extent data every 12 hours. Provides maps of the true distribution of visible flood water, enabling quick and efficient response, recovery and relief.

  • EO4SD – Drought trends and monitoring

    EO data can provide continuous datasets that can be used to detect the onset of drought as well as its duration and magnitude. This can be used to both monitor the drought over time and issue early warnings.

  • DEA Water Observations

    It is the world's first continent-scale map of surface water and provides images and data showing where water has been seen in Australia from 1987 to the present.

  • Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS)

    The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is a GEO Community Activity that provides flood warnings across country borders with forecasts beyond 15 days. During the August 2017 Bangladesh floods, the system provided an opportunity to evaluate the forecasting improvements.

  • EOÕs role in climate resilience

    ESA EO4SD-Climate Resilience project is providing a series of exposure and socioeconomic indicators for climate risk assessments in Bangladesh from EO.

  • NASA SERVIR – Enhancing Flood Early Warning Services (EWS)

    The service will include an operational 15-day flood forecast based on the downscaled Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) forecasting system using the RAPID routing model at designated locations.

  • Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management

    Improvement of flood forecasting using satellite-based rainfall data and study to apply a Digital Terrain Model to local flood model.

  • Disaster Risk Assessment In Bangladesh

    The EO supports project linked to the ADB activity by providing datasets that support assessment of nature of disaster risk profiling: probability of occurrence, and the potential loss of, or impact on, life and physical capital. The delivered information included land use and land cover, a DEM, flood history as well as disaster risk data and maps for floods and cyclones (e.g. flood damage calculations based on land use, flood depths and duration).

  • Parametric insurance product for emergency flood relief costs in Bangladesh

    Vivid Economics and a consortium of partners have received funding from the UK Space Agency to design a parametric insurance product for emergency flood relief costs in Bangladesh. The project aims to make post-disaster response faster, cheaper, and more efficient. To achieve these goals, they develop a meso-level parametric insurance product which rapidly disburses funding for disaster relief and recovery to the government based on real time updates of satellite imagery on flood events. They also develop a budget allocation platform to provide guidance on where and for what purpose relief and recovery funding should be allocated.

  • ESA eoworld – Risk information services for DRM in the Caribbean

    Satellite-derived information support developing national flood and landslides hazard mapping in the five target countries.

  • NASA SERVIR – Improving Resilience and Reducing Risk of Extreme Hydrological Events

    The service provides stakeholders in the Amazon Basin region with improved flood forecasting ability, including more accurate information about timing, magnitude and impact, to increase their understanding of risks and support greater resiliency to flood disasters.

  • Enabling Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Throughout the Disaster Life Cycle with a Multi-scale Toolbox

    Enabling Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Throughout the Disaster Lifecycle with Multi-Scale Toolbox.

  • Band-SOS Amazon Delta

    BanD-SOS aims to establish a pre-operational service for flood forecasting and associated societal risk.

  • NASA SERVIR – Improving the Mekong River Commission’s Regional Flood Forecasting

    The service use new-generation satellite-derived precipitation products to increase flood forecast accuracy.

  • NASA SERVIR – Improving Rainfall Estimates for Flood Forecasting in Cambodia

    This service will work with DHRW to incorporate the Virtual Rain and Stream Gauge Information System (VRSGIS) data stream into their hydrological models.

  • Regional Drought Mechanism

    The Regional Drought Mechanism addresses the scarcity of resources and capacity to analyse data in many drought-prone developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Improving the Reliability of Flood Warnings using satellite Imagery

    Products developed to support the improved flood warnings. The satellite data is acquired and rapidly delivered to the processing centre where it is analysed and interpreted to generate 3 products; the location of the ice front, an ice classification map and an ice change map. These products are delivered to the Water Resources Management Division which has set up an ice monitoring service. This service delivers flood warnings as well as making information available to other users in the area.

  • Earth Observation Data Management System

    The Earth Observation Data Management System (EODMS) is a geospatial platform provided by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) open to the general public to discover and download authoritative Canadian Earth Observation (EO) raster data.

  • Hailstorm Risk Assessment Using Spaceborne Remote Sensing Observations and Reanalysis Data

    Hailstorm Risk Assessment Using Spaceborne Remote Sensing Observations and Reanalysis Data. ARL Advancement Current ARL 7, advancement to ARL 8 in early 2021. Goal ARL 9.

  • Exposure and Multi-hazard Data for Disaster Risk Management (METEOR)

    National-scale robust exposure data providing consistent and validated information on building type and construction for disaster risk management. National-scale hazard and multi-hazard data covering earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic events.

  • Digital Earth Australia Hotspots

    Digital Earth Australia Hotspots is a national bushfire monitoring tool which provides information about hotspots.

  • Integrating Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Improved Resilience and Response to Weather-Related Disasters

    Integrating Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data for Improved Resilience and Response to Weather-Related Disasters. ARL Advancement Current ARL 5, advanced one ARL in 2020.

  • NASA SERVIR – Mekong Air Quality Explorer tool

    The Enabling Sustainable Landscape-Scale Agricultural Management Through Fire and Air Quality Monitoring service guides authorities to regulate agriculture burning and manage forest fire using the Mekong Air Quality Explorer Tool, which combines air quality estimations from NASA's GEOS-5 global model with local ground-sensor data, and machine-learning analytics.

  • Common Sensing

    The overall aim of CommonSensing is to improve national resilience towards climate change, including disaster risk reduction, and contribute to sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through the use of satellite Earth observation (EO). This is done by assessing climate predictions, coupled with hazard mapping and food security analysis to provide countries capacity to better access climate funds and thus become more resilient to climate change.

  • Hurricane Matthew Preliminary Satellite Based Damage Assessment Report: Grand South departments

    UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA activated the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters on 05 October 2016 to support planning and coordination of emergency response operations with satellite analysis covering areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

  • Big Data and disaster risk management

    In Uttarakhand, the team applied local weather data enhancement using alternative data sources, including satellite-based rainfall products (specifically, GPM and CHIRPS), together with other weather variables from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ERAInterim climate models to produce final flood hazard and risk maps.

  • Disaster Data Response Mechanism (CDDR)

    High-resolution satellite images provided to the Islamic Republic of Iran by the ChinaGEOSS Disaster Data Response Mechanism in support of disaster response in flooded regions.

  • SIBELIUs

    Improved severe-weather resilience for herding communities using satellite Earth observation (EO). Benefits for the herding community will be achieved by using improved environmental information through three main channels: (1) the insurance sector, (2) government agencies coordinating livestock and land use, (3) directly to the herders through text messaging.

  • DisasterWatch

    SUPARCO developed the DisasterWatch Web Portal for near real time dissemination of space-based information to NDMA/PDMAs in the event of natural disasters.

  • Empowering Developing Member Countries to Use Multispectral Satellite Images and Artificial Intelligence for Land Use and Coastal Planning

    The proposed Technical Assistance will produce three outputs: (i) cloud-based platform operationalized; (ii) integration of EO technology solutions into projects supported; and (iii) knowledge in adopting EO-based solutions improved.

  • Fires Near Me

    This application was frequently updated and showed the different severity levels of fire. It also tracked the user’s location and sent out alerts to smartphones if a fire was approaching.

  • Operational Flood Mapping Using Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 SAR Images: A Case Study from Bangladesh

    A 2019 study aimed to develop a methodology for rapid flood inundation and potential flood damaged area mapping using Sentinel and Landsat data.

  • Terrain and infrastructure motion

    This product contains spatially explicit information on land subsidence areas and affected infrastructure.

  • Forest and Wild Fire Monitoring

    eOsphere satellite ground receiving stations have been installed in countries worldwide (including Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Greece, Mongolia and Cuba) to allow government agencies to detect and monitor forest and wild fires using medium resolution thermal infrared and visible satellite data in near real time. As well as detecting and monitoring fires, the product also detects burn scar area, smoke, aerosol and air quality, volcanic eruptions and ash.

  • EO4SD – Flooding in Zambezi

    Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images, captured by the Sentinel-1 satellite, was used to accurately map the extent of flooding around Beira — Mozambique’s fourth largest city and one of the most severely affected areas.

  • EO4DroughtMonitoring

    EO4DroughtMonitoring allows the monitoring of drought events based on proven and objective indicators derived from Earth Observation (EO) data.

  • FireSat

    FireSat adds considerable value to existing fire detection assets. The solution uses nanosatellites to provide targeted coverage of Africa with improved temporal and spatial resolution than offered by existing satellite remote sensing of fires. The system intends to enable a step-change in the detection of smaller fires, down to 90m_ allowing earlier intervention to keep fires under control.

  • FP7 SPACE Project GEO-PICTURES

    In the framework of the FP7 SPACE Project GEO-PICTURES, AnsuR and United Nations (UNOSAT) collaborated on using a smartphone App for crowdsourcing geo-referenced in-situ images for the purpose of improving flood assessment from Radar EO Images.

  • The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is visible from space

    The imagery comes from Planet. It shows Kutupalong refugee camp, spreading over an area a little larger than ten square miles.

  • Before And After The Devastating Fire At A Rohingya Refugee Camp

    Satellite imagery shows destruction caused by a massive fire that swept through a Rohingya refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

  • Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

    Through satellite imagery analysis and interviews with migrants living in the camp, Human Rights Watch confirmed that authorities had not relocated about 90 residential tents, five reception structures, and nine administrative structures in close proximity to contaminated areas.

  • Satellite data analysis in conflict and famine-affected areas

    The project considered the use of satellite imagery analysis to develop a scientifically-tested method for identifying and monitoring nomadic pastoralists, internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, and informal settlements in Somalia.

  • Humanitarian applications of machine learning with remote-sensing data: review and case study in refugee settlement mapping

    We provided details of a case study in which we applied deep learning methods to detect structures on multiple refugee settlements in a number of locations in Africa and the Middle East.

  • Towards Semi-Automated Satellite Mapping for Humanitarian Situational Awareness

    In this paper, recent results in methodological research and development of routine services in satellite mapping for humanitarian situational awareness are reviewed and discussed.

  • IDP Camp Counting

    Monitoring and evaluating the activity of IDP camps in Afghanistan through the use of Machine Learning.

  • Using Satellite Imagery to Overcome Methodological Challenges in Studying Environmental Displacement

    The presence of additional data to confirm or expand upon reports from more remote areas of Somalia could have expedited the identification of those at risk of hunger and displacement.

  • Eye in the Sky

    Improve the quality of information available about remote and inaccessible areas and enable WFP to be better informed of and to validate changes on the ground without the risk and investment of the time and resources required for a field visit.

  • Refugee and IDP mapping

    Gisat participated in emergency response mappings in support of UN agencies mitigating food insecurity and situation of refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) in Horn of Africa.

  • Syria IDP Sites

    This dataset contains open source derived data about the geographic locations (point geometry) of identified tent camps and other locations, such as collective centers, schools, mosques, sports facilities, host families, etc. in towns inside Syria where displacement has taken place.

  • Abductions and Murder in Kadugli

    Satellite imagery, provided by DigitalGlobe and analyzed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, shows clear evidence of the buildup of fortifications and significant reinforcement of apparent CRP personnel and vehicles between June 2 and August 19, just 100 meters from the U.N. compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan.

  • Addressing a Humanitarian Crisis One Settlement at a Time in Colombia

    Premise has partnered with iMMAP, an international not-for-profit organization that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations, to identify and validate these informal settlements by combining satellite imagery detection and the ground-truth data collection capabilities of the Premise contributor network in Colombia.

  • The Ground Truth to Satellite Imagery: A Premise Solution

    Nigeria’s vast and dynamic landscape includes numerous communities that lie outside the purview of the official map registry. The rural nature of these settlements, i.e., villages or hamlets, makes it difficult to reach communities to deliver health, education and other services. The use of satellite imagery combined with the technical knowhow of GRID3 has led to a significant improvement in mapping settlements.

  • Know Your City

    Know Your City, is a global initiative jointly organized by Slum Dwellers International. Classic survey methods, such as households by-household census, are enhanced through addition of technologies, such as cell phones, portable GPS devices, aerial and remote photography, to complement slums mapping and data collection.

  • Satellite Imagery and Crowdsourcing Project to Improve Refugee Camp Planning and Maintenance

    The project will use high-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, and its crowdsourcing platform, called Tomnod, to tag key structures in refugee camps, such as tents and permanent structures, to improve UNHCR’s site planning and field operations.

  • EO4HumEn+: Extended EO-based services for dynamic information needs in humanitarian action

    The aim of the project EO4HumEn+ is to implement more automated routines to exploit the data stream of e.g. the Sentinel mission, improving the capabilities of EO methods to provide realistic population estimations also in urban areas as well as extend the established service portfolio to the diversifying needs of the humanitarian community, cooperating with a wide range of NGOs including ICRC, the Austrian Red Cross, SOS Children’s Villages, MSF and Groundwater Relief.

  • Refugee Response

    OpenStreetMap is used by UNHCR and humanitarian agencies in decisions that improve conditions for refugees, and by refugees themselves to navigate their new environments.

  • Global Refugee Atlas

    The Global Refugee Atlas visualizes and narrates core experiences of the millions of refugees under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) mandate using remote sensing data, crowdsourced social media data as well as a host of datasets from UNHCR and other international humanitarian agencies.

  • Satellite photos show spectacular urban growth west of Mogadishu

    Satellite imagery on forcibly displaced civilians from Mogadishu shows a virtual new city is growing up to the west of the Somali capital.

  • Emirates Red Crescent Fortifies Remote Learning and Other Humanitarian Initiatives with YahsatÕs Satellite Services

    YahsatÕs resources will be deployed to support the AuthorityÕs remote education programmes and facilitate help for young people, families and schools in countries affected by disasters and crises.

  • Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL)

    The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project produces global spatial information about the human presence on the planet over time. This in the form of built-up maps, population density maps and settlement maps. This information is generated with evidence-based analytics and knowledge using new spatial data mining technologies.

  • Settlement Mapping

    GRID3 locates settlements so that all people, whether they live in farmland, suburbs, or cities, are visible to policy makers, critical service providers, and other stakeholders.

  • Track & Trust

    Track & Trust is a modular system suitable for many supply chain use cases including the humanitarian sector. Humanitarian aid organizations can use Track & Trust for development and disaster relief. Logistic companies can use it for supply chain services.

  • The nature of water: unveiling the most detailed view of water on Earth

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has used Earth Engine to develop high-resolution maps of global surface water occurrence, change, seasonality, recurrence, and transition.

  • Yemen Independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Analysis (IMEDA)

    To improve the effectiveness and targeting of humanitarian delivery in Yemen through the provision of independent oversight. The UK delivers humanitarian support on a large scale in Yemen, but due to the conflict, it has no staff in the country. This programme will check that programmes are delivering the intended benefits and help ensure that programmes provide a holistic range of support to those most in need.

  • EO4SD – Justice, Law and Early Detection of Onset of Crises

    The project is investigating the possibility of detecting and monitoring in-region population displacement in Iraq and Lake Chad.

  • EO4SD – How Venezuelan migration is changing urban expansion in Cucuta, Colombia

    Using satellite imagery to illustrate the densification beyond Cucuta’s urban perimeter, in the contest of the Venezuelan crisis.

  • EO4SD – Assessing the Impact of Refugee Flows in Urban regions of Niger

    The objective of this collaboration was to assess the impact of the refugee flow in the context of the Boko Haram crisis in Niger, through the built environment.

  • RIOS: Re-settlement Information and Observing System

    The project, called Re-settlement Information and Observing System (RIOS) led by Institute for Environmental Analytics, at the University of Reading, will use Earth Observation (EO) satellites to provide a monitoring service for managing informal settlements in Colombia. The project will help mitigate against the danger of loss of life arising from natural disasters in settlement areas and to support the re-housing of displaced people.

  • New satellite images show HungaryÕs rush to keep refugees out of Europe

    New satellite images obtained by Amnesty International give a chilling new perspective on HungaryÕs frenzied efforts to repel refugees and asylum-seekers.

  • An interactive tool to map the world’s internally displaced populations supported by satellite imagery

    IDMC’s use of satellite imagery demonstrated the potentials of this innovative data source to draw a fast and accurate picture of population distributions, especially for specific local contexts.

  • Using Satellite Imagery to Generate Awareness and Funds for Refugees

    Using satellite imagery from refugee camps in South Sudan, the team helped USA for UNHCR create prototypes of two new tools to increase awareness of the refugee crisis and potentially help inform relief efforts on the ground.

  • Detection and Profiling of New Settlements Through Satellite Imagery

    The detection process begins with the generation of a model from machine learning, supplied by the company Thinking Machines, which uses Sentinel-2 low-resolution satellite imagery to generate a probability map of new settlement locations.

  • REACH – IDP Camp Directory

    A mixed methods approach to data collection was employed for this assessment, including mapping of camp infrastructure using satellite imagery analysis.

  • Why do refugees need Wi-Fi?

    The UN Refugee Agency, Google, and data-communications provider O3b Networks have partnered to provide a Wi-Fi connection to refugees in these camps in Chad through satellite connections.

  • Buildings belonging to NRC destroyed in Ethiopia’s Tigray

    Buildings set up to serve refugees were among several destroyed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region according to satellite imagery received by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

  • Myanmar levels former Rohingya villages to build camp for returnees

    Myanmar has bulldozed entire Rohingya villages to make way for a massive camp at the centre of a stalled plan to house returning refugees, an analysis of new satellite imagery shows.

  • Before-and-after satellite images show massive influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    New satellite images, provided to Mashable by commercial space imagery company DigitalGlobe, show the drastic changes to the Cox's Bazar landscape over a period of just four months, as densely populated settlements quickly began to cover large swaths of the region.

  • Solutions for NGOs

    Talia’s emergency management solution provides high-speed IP communication via satellite, enabling first response, medical or emergency teams can have full communication capabilities.

  • Effective Satellite Communications solutions for NGO’s

    Castor provides reliable end-to-end Internet solutions, allowing your organization to focus on your core business; aid.

  • Communications for NGOs using Satellite Internet

    Freedomsat is a high-speed Satellite Internet solution that delivers fast and reliable internet to difficult to connect spots around the world.

  • Humanitarian & NGO

    Marlink enables humanitarian operations to run smoothly and efficiently in remote locations where conventional communications are unavailable or unreliable.

  • Emergency Response Communications

    With X2nSat, their clients get the robust emergency services of a large telecommunications company, with the personalized customer care tailored to their unique operational needs.

  • Globalstar Emergency Preparedness

    The Globalstar satellite system operates independent of regional terrestrial infrastructure.

  • Global Data Service

    A high-capacity low-Earth orbit satellite network capable of transferring hundreds of GB’s per month to and from any point on the globe. Kepler’s system is designed to be compatible with a number of existing off-the-shelf, fixed-deployable, maritime antennas, and next-generation flat panel antennas.

  • Iridium CloudConnect

    As the only truly global communications network, Iridium enables remote solutions for unmanned vehicle systems, making work safer and more efficient across land, air, and sea markets. Reliable connectivity with Global Line of SightSM is never out of reach for applications including: Infrastructure & Industrial Inspection; Remote Package Delivery; Disaster Assessment; First Response; Remote Sensing; Government & Military; Scientific Research.

  • Emergency, Response, Disaster Recovery

    Our product portfolio, branded iDirect and Newtec, integrates a wide variety of hardware, software and services seamlessly into a complete satellite communications solution. The product portfolio combines innovative technology and intelligent routing of IP data to support all clients' networking requirements.

  • Capacity Building on Monitoring of SDGs

    In order for effective monitoring of SDGs targets, a training programme has been organized by the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute using open source spatial data available on Amazon Web Service Cloud Credit.

  • Methodology for SDGs indicators assessment

    The present proposal aims at developing automated workflows for calculating SDG Indicators grouped by use of land cover maps as the baseline. The main goal is to adopt, improve and apply already proposed methodologies, which were used for generating global products with coarse spatial resolution data, to higher spatial resolution data (up to 10 m), which will be better suited for regional products and applications.

  • Brazilian Earth Observation Data Cube using AWS for Land Use and Cover Change

    This project aims to create novel data sets, methods and techniques to advance the LUCC detection in Brazil, mainly supporting the INPE monitoring programs PRODES, DETER and TerraClass.

  • Human Landscape data and Ecopia Building Footprints

    Utilizing Human Landscape data and Ecopia Building Footprints powered by Maxar, the analysts identify specific neighborhoods in Algiers that are more likely to be disengaged from politics and the economy—where government should prioritize community revitalization efforts and improve engagement, outreach and messaging.

  • Identifying the vulnerable population using de-identified telecom data and satellite images for enhancing disaster management

    This system identifies the time and seasonally varying distribution of the vulnerable population by using the de-identified telecom data and satellite images for enhancing disaster management.

  • Navigating Informality Perils and Prospects in Metro ManilaÕs Slums

    Lack of comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date data on locations of slums and their characteristics has been a barrier to proper planning and addressing the needs of the urban poor in Metro Manila. To address this challenge, a unique geospatial approach was applied to process very high resolution satellite images and identify and delineate the slums at scale and in a short time frame.

  • Integrating Earth Observation Data with Censuses and Sample Surveys to Estimate Development Indicators for India

    A system for India which makes use of statistical and machine learning techniques to integrate data from earth observation, census and sample surveys to generate land-cover maps, population distribution maps and development indicator datasets at sufficient spatial and temporal resolution.

  • Poverty Estimation with Satellite Imagery at Neighborhood Levels

    Satellite Imagery and call detail records (CDR), validated by ground-truth surveys, were used to develop models that can predict poverty in Ghana and Uganda.

  • Open Buildings

    Building footprints are useful for a range of important applications, from population estimation, urban planning and humanitarian response, to environmental and climate science. This large-scale open dataset contains the outlines of buildings derived from high-resolution satellite imagery in order to support these types of uses. The project being based in Ghana, the current focus is on the continent of Africa.

  • HARMLESS

    The objective of this project is to investigate and analyse the use and application of EGNOS and Galileo for emergency management, humanitarian aid and law enforcement paying special attention to the cases where EGNOS and Galileo (as compared to GPS) are the enablers for those applications.

  • X3D4Pop: Suitability of mixed-satellite-sensor derived 3D data for rapid urban population estimation in crisis situations

    Suitability of mixed-satellite-sensor derived 3D data for rapid urban population estimation in crisis situations.

  • Informal settlements and change

    This mapping product includes the detection of the type (phase of development of settlements, e.g., established/permanent or new developments) and extent (in terms of location and area) of informal settlements.

  • Geolocalized Maps and Satellite Imagery Analysis

    In late 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNITAR-UNOSAT entered into a three-year collaboration period with the purpose of developing a web-mapping interface for the monitoring and evaluation of 15 UNDP projects focused on infrastructure rehabilitation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Protect Critical Infrastructure

    Protect Critical Infrastructure- Build solutions to remotely manage, monitor, and optimize critical, high-value infrastructure, such as pipelines and utilities.

  • Maxar News Bureau

    The Maxar News Bureau is a partnership program with trusted and respected media organizations that leverages technology for social good and global transparency. Maxar Technologies provides electro-optical and radar satellite imagery, analytics and expertise that are powerful complements to good journalism, providing indisputable truth at a time when credibility is critical.

  • Using Earth Observation And Gis For The Monitoring And Evaluation Of Development Projects

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNITAR-UNOSAT entered into a three-year collaboration period with the purpose of developing a web-mapping interface for the monitoring and evaluation of 15 UNDP projects focused on infrastructure rehabilitation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Management and Monitoring the Environment

    Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) offers satellite image data by using the combination of panchromatic and multispectral bands to bring out the environment features that are most important to the project.

  • Humanitarian Aid

    The GSE Humanitarian Aid (Respond) is an alliance of European and International organisations working with the humanitarian community to improve access to maps, satellite imagery and geographic information.

  • Missing Maps

    Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of people who live at risk of disasters and crises.

  • MapSwipe

    MapSwipe is an open-source mobile app that is making mapping around the world more coordinated and efficient.

  • Global Location Intelligence

    Quake Global offers asset location solutions providing visibility and analytics even within the most complex situations.

  • Beyond the Òline-of sightÓ for delivery drones gets closer as satellite firm develops long-distance system

    The ultimate goal is remote, scalable, automated drone fleets which could airlift tonnes of goods between depots and allow farmers to monitor and optimize their crops more easily.

  • Search and Rescue (SAR) / Galileo Service

    Global Search and Rescue (SAR) operations quickly locate and help people in distress.

  • Satellite Aided Search and Rescue

    India is a member of the international COSPAS-SARSAT programme for providing distress alert and position location service through LEOSAR (Low Earth Orbit Search And Rescue) satellite system. Indian Local User Terminals provide coverage to a large part of the Indian Ocean region rendering distress alert services to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

  • Honeywell Search and Rescue solutions

    Honeywell SAR offers an immense portfolio of hardware and software solutions for majority of COSPAS-SARSAT systems in operation today. The technology spans the entire ecosystem: from ground stations to mission control systems, to Rescue Coordination Center systems and network infrastructure. Honeywell ground stations portfolio includes Low Earth Orbit (LEO) stations, Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) stations, and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) stations. In addition to solutions that improve beacon detections and location accuracy.

  • Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT)

    TSi announced that Taiwan has selected its Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to support regional search and rescue missions.

  • SPOT Devices

    SPOT offers peace of mind, using 100% satellite technology. SPOT products keep you connected to the people and things that matter most. SPOT allows you to track assets, send and receive messages, send your GPS position and status, mark waypoints, track your progress on SPOT Mapping and notify search and rescue officials in the event of an emergency.

  • Humanitarian Assistance And Disaster Recovery

    Flexible, reliable, and quickly deployable communications solutions specially designed to support the rapid response and recovery of a community.

  • Newtec Dialog platform

    Newtec Dialog® is a scalable and flexible multiservice satellite communications platform that allows service providers to access a wide range of markets, manage operational and capital costs effectively and create unique value for customers. Dialog provides the scalability and flexibility required to run successful, very efficient satellite networks and allows satellite service providers to build and adapt their network easily as their business grows setting them up for long-term growth and success.

  • OneWeb Connectivity

    OneWeb’s network supports Air, Land, Sea, and Space communications for government networks and missions demanding rapid deployability; military-grade network security; flexibility, and the ability to scale. The consortium behind OneWeb, led by the UK Government and the Indian mobile network operator Bharti Global, offers unique opportunities for the government sector to bring digital inclusion to millions of personnel through fibre-like connectivity for the first time.

  • Disease Prevention Maps

    Facebook Disease Prevention Maps are designed to help public health organizations close gaps in understanding where people live, how people are moving, and the state of their cellular connectivity, in order to improve the effectiveness of health campaigns and epidemic response. These datasets, when combined with epidemiological information from health systems, assist nonprofits in reaching vulnerable communities more effectively and in better understanding the pathways of disease outbreaks that are spread by human-to-human contact.

  • Using satellite imagery to improve immunization coverage in DRC

    Partners, including Acasus, worked together to provide innovative satellite-based data maps to help vaccinators plan how to reach unvaccinated children.

  • The Use of Geospatial Data and Technologies in Support of Immunization Microplanning in Myanmar

    The proper management and use of geospatial data and technologies (Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)) can help filling this gap through the collection, management, visualization and use of geo-located data and information on vaccination service, population distribution as well as the establishment, maintenance and sharing of master lists e for the geographic objects core to immunization (health facilities, communities, ...).

  • GRID3 data as a building block for COVAX interventions

    This work is one example of how GRID3, one of the COVAX technical partners, aims to support sub-Saharan African governments’ efforts to end the pandemic.

  • When Mapping Saves Lives: Supporting the Ebola Response in DRC

    Maxar’s DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the brave efforts of the partners in the field, in hopes that putting those Congolese families on the map will help them receive the vaccines and medical care they deserve.

  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative

    The daily work of vaccination teams can be tracked by using GIS, phones equipped to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) or other GPS loggers.

  • eHA data portal

    Over the years, eHealth Africa has collected and cataloged a wide variety of geospatial data and other data sets in the countries and regions they’ve worked in.

  • Of Mosquitoes and Models: Tracking Disease by Satellite

    Using satellite data, NASA researchers observed the wetter-than-usual conditions and shared their insights about a potential outbreak with colleagues in international health organizations and African governments. While there is no current vaccine for humans, there is a vaccine for livestock. In response to the alert, Kenyan officials undertook a mass vaccination program for domestic livestock.

  • DELIVER (Tanzania implementation)

    To improve the system, we partnered with Tanzania’s Medical Stores Department (MSD) to analyze delivery routes and available transport resources. Although MSD had a comprehensive list of facilities across the country, about 30 percent did not have a validated geocode, making them difficult to find unless you asked a local how to get there!

  • Togo Cropland Map

    NASA Harvest developed a national level satellite-derived cropland map for Togo at 10-meter resolution within a 10-day timeframe using data from the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel 2.

  • Tailings Insight

    Inmarsat offers the most flexible and reliable satellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform to ensure your remote communications needs are met. They help support digital aspirations by delivering the benefits of IoT through their two-way data connectivity services such as IsatData Pro (IDP) and BGAN M2M, through edge connectivity, innovative data platforms and leasing. They are helping industries from agriculture, energy and mining to transport and utilities do things more efficiently, more safely and more sustainably, regardless of where they operate.

  • Infrastructure Mapping

    GRID3 works with local stakeholders and data collectors to update, collect, produce, and build capacity for production and management of geospatial data on development infrastructure.

  • Global Forest Watch Pro

    Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro) is an online management application to support reducing deforestation in commodity supply chains.

  • PulseSatellite

    PulseSatellite is a collaborative web-based tool that combines cutting edge artificial intelligence with human expertise to extract the most relevant information from satellite imagery for use in humanitarian contexts.

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    Global humanitarian needs outstrip resources. Expert geospatial and data analysis can help stretch those resources for maximum impact. Many professionals want to donate their energy and skills to help. MapAction is the bridge which enables them to do so effectively. A non-profit organisation that collaborates with partners around the world to help anticipate, prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies.

  • Digital Earth PAcific

    The Digital Earth Pacific (DEP) project supports the development of an operational earth observation system that takes decades of freely available data and brings it together in a sensible way within the Pacific context.

  • ESA Urban Thematic Exploration Platform

    The ESA Urban-Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) provides access to EO information, processing tools, and computing resource.

  • World Settlement Footprint and Change

    It comes as a binary product showing built-up and non-builtup areas. An intermediate step in the production of this dataset is the generation of a soil sealing/imperviousness layer, showing in percentage the degree of sealed surface.

  • EO4SD – Urban Development

    The EO4SD-Urban project provides support to the programme in the context of urban analyses and vulnerability assessment for the cities of Campeche (Mexico), Mendoza (Argentina) and Lima (Peru).

  • Multi-Temporal Urban Development Challenge

    SpaceNet 7 has demonstrated that identifying, tracking, and detecting change in precise building footprints using moderate resolution (4m) Planet imagery is possible. Tracking urbanization and construction at the unique building level is critical for improving upon existing course population estimates.

  • Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic’s Effects From Above

    Images taken from space are providing details to governments and relief efforts about how humanity is handling the Covid-19 crisis.

  • B-LiFE

    Antiviral drugs to treat Ebola patients in West Africa have been tested with the help of a transportable diagnostics laboratory developed with ESA’s support.

  • Satellite imagery and human geography data to be used to combat Ebola

    The satellite imagery, available through NGA’s EnhancedView program, will be used to support the daily operations of the organisations involved in combating the deadly disease.

  • Disease Surveillance and Risk Monitoring (DiSARM)

    The Disease Surveillance and Risk Monitoring (DiSARM) project, which ran from 2015-2020, built tools to help disease control programs use data to target interventions spatially, guide field teams more precisely, and evaluate coverage more robustly.

  • Reveal

    Reveal ensures equitable access to life-saving immunizations, antibiotics, and protective measures by supporting field teams in identifying where people live and what services are needed. Reveal promotes powerful analytics by combining geospatial data and context-specific planning and accountability tools to provide necessary information that ensures all families in need are found and receive services.

  • Dengue MOdel Forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS)

    The Dengue MOdel forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS) project is developing a dengue fever early warning system.The tool generates several months advance warning of likely dengue outbreaks.

  • Malaria Elimination

    HOT has been asked to help identify and map populated places in some of the most susceptible places.

  • Community Mobility Reports

    Google Maps uses aggregated, anonymized data to show how busy certain locations are, so you can identify a store's peak hours, for example.

  • Thuraya Commits to Support COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

    Thuraya will enable always-on voice and internet connections for COVID-19 relief missions, especially in regions where telecommunications infrastructure is likely to be weak or unavailable.

  • Humanitarian Satellite Services to Africa During COVID Crisis

    Both of these satellite providers are fully prepared to provide immediate satellite bandwidth to support basic internet, distance learning and telehealth to reach vulnerable populations.

  • Relative Wealth Index

    Granular geographic targeting, down to 2-by-2-kilometer squares, may help pinpoint the very poorest who need urgent financial assistance—and COVID-19 vaccines.

  • COVID-19 COUNTDOWN

    Atlas AI's mission is to identify the most impactful and sustainable opportunities for economic well-being with an easy to use platform. To access insightful information in a data-spare environment, we created Aperture™ - a platform to host the most meaningful datasets for emerging and frontier markets. Covid-19 Countdown is working towards efficient and equitable vaccine distribution across the African continent.

  • Cutting Edge GIS Technologies for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

    World Health Organization regional centers have been leveraging geospatial technologies for years. GIS has revolutionized vaccine distribution planning, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Fraym for Global Health

    Fraym offers fast, efficient, and accurate spatial data and analysis from the national to neighborhood level to inform project planning and adaptive management strategies across the Global South.

  • Using Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Target Togo’s Emergency Cash Transfer Program

    The Government of Togo has launched an ambitious cash transfer program to provide immediate cash support to poor households that are impacted by COVID-19.

  • healthsites.io

    The ability of local and national governments to anticipate and plan for response needs, including testing, treatment, contact tracing is seriously hindered by the lack of reliable maps. HOT is trying to fill this gap.

  • Infectious Disease Planning With Geospatial Data

    During this epidemic, geospatial data provided a unique perspective and critical information for improved response and containment efforts.

  • Cholera Prediction Modeling System

    As ever-more advanced satellites have been launched, disease researchers have acquired better tools to observe the temperature, precipitation, and vegetation conditions that are linked with certain diseases. Scientists have incorporated these data into models that assess the likelihood of disease outbreaks. By anticipating when and where conditions for these diseases might become favorable, researchers can help local governments and international health organizations focus their resources to mitigate outbreaks.

  • CHIKRisk

    The model incorporates air temperature and rainfall data from NOAA models; land surface temperatures from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments; humidity and soil moisture data from NASA’s Global Land Data Assimilation System; human population density data from NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center; and chikungunya vector distributions from the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit’s VectorMap.

  • Health and Air Quality Applications Program

    NASA’s Health and Air Quality Applications Program, which sponsors an array of disease-tracking efforts, currently has the highest number of projects and partnerships in its 20-year history.

  • Fighting slavery from space

    The profusion of high-resolution, freely available satellite data has enabled Dr Boyd and her team to make the first credible estimate of the number of brick kilns across South Asia and their impact on the environment.

  • Prodes

    Geospatial imagery via satellites, combined with machine learning makes an ideal solution. It provides a non-invasive means of identifying illegal deforestation in small areas and alerting authorities to it, so they can carefully direct their limited resources.

  • Basic Maps

    A key task at the early stages of preparing for post-conflict reconstruction is to produce appropriate basic maps. Satellite images, such as those provided by Google Earth and others, can provide a good starting point for producing basic maps.

  • HALO Trust

    The HALO trust, an organization devoted to the clearance of landmines, uses satellite imagery within Google Earth Pro to determine landmines locations based on agricultural cultivation.

  • Forest and Land Use Satellite Monitoring from Planet

    Track and identify illegal deforestation and enforce permits and land use regulations with Planet’s high cadence, global satellite imagery.

  • Mineria Ilegal

    RAISG decided to start the process of making the status of illegal mining visible with a Pan-Amazonian approach. To do this, the first step was to create a map with the best available information compiled from different sources, with a focus on Indigenous Territories (IT) and Protected Natural Areas (ANP).

  • Verumar

    Verumar enhances the Philippine Government’s capability to conserve and sustainably use their oceans, seas and marine resources while contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water. This is achieved by integrating and working in concert with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and other stakeholders to scope and introduce new satellite-enabled capabilities. These enhance fisheries management and enforcement activities, and directly enable illegal fishing to be countered with improved efficiency. This also enables BFAR’s aim for excellence in sustainable fisheries management, contributing to national food security.

  • Innovative SatComms for Inclusive and Sustainable Fishing

    Environmentally unsustainable fishing, including illegal and unreported fishing, harms the entire value chain, as well as introducing safety and security challenges. This solution uses fishing Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), whereby equipment that is installed on fishing vessels provides information about the vessels’ position and activity.

  • A New System for Surveillance and Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19: Spatiotemporal Reporting Over Network and GPS

    A mini-program within the app WeChat that analyzes GPS data from all users and traces close contacts of all patients. This permits early tracing and quarantine of potential sources of infection. Data from the mini-program can also be merged with other data to predict epidemic trends, calculate individual and population risks, and provide recommendations for individual and population protection action.

  • Fine scale infectious disease modeling using satellite-derived data

    This research leveraged fine-scale satellite data on urban areas to build a road-connected geospatial network upon which to model disease spread.

  • Air Quality Forecasting for Africa

    This project proposes the development of a system for assimilating air quality data from disparate sources using Bayesian learning and inference methods. In doing so, it will create a multisource database for timely local information on ambient air quality, allowing scientists, policy makers, and the general public to have access to the information they need to better understand and respond to their air quality situation.

  • Malaria Risk Mapping

    UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.

  • ClimHealth Yangon

    The ClimHealth project aims to integrate climate and environmental information from satellites into health surveillance systems to develop early warning and guide disease control.

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    The first deliveries of up to 2.5 million doses of COVAX vaccines by autonomous drone.

  • Striata

    Macro-Eyes developed Striata, a product running core Macro-Eyes artificial intelligence (AI), to continuously assess the national health system and generate health facility readiness scores for COVID-19 response.

  • ABOCARTO-v2

    The ARBOCARTO V2 application was initially intended for health authorities, to enable them to target places where mosquitoes, which are vectors of human arbovirosis diseases, are likely to proliferate, in order to focus social mobilisation measures for vector control and to adapt the actions of field teams to the conditions of neighbourhoods at risk.

  • The Spatial Dimension of COVID-19: The Potential of Earth Observation Data in Support of Slum Communities with Evidence from Brazil

    EO-based data, along with auxiliary spatial information, would bridge data gaps by complementing the spatial dimension and helping to identify the spatial foci for COVID-19 control measurements. Thus, this would allow knowing where vulnerable groups and individuals are, who they are, and how people are exposed.

  • Satellite images show Iran’s mass graves for coronavirus victims

    New satellite images from Maxar show Iranian authorities digging large numbers of graves in the Qom area, which media reports say is due to the growing numbers of coronavirus victims in the country.

  • Telenor Satellite Broadcasting joins the fight against Ebola in Africa

    Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) delivers internet and broadband connectivity services to a leading NGO dealing with an Ebola emergency campaign in Sierra Leone.

  • Satellite imagery of Aden indicates scale of pandemic in Yemen

    A groundbreaking study using high-resolution satellite imagery to analyse graveyards has found that deaths have nearly doubled in Aden, the centre of Yemen’s coronavirus outbreak.

  • Satellite Damage Assessment

    This tool aims to understand the impact of conflict to structures in the city. Results can be analysed on several levels; from building level to neighborhood to city level.

  • Regional Spatial Analysis Of Refugee Settlements

    The Ukhiya Camps Profile in Cox’s Bazar was conducted to serve as a guiding document for policy and decision makers in local, regional and national governments, as well as in the private sector and local and international NGOs.

  • Nightlight Analysis For Economic Recovery Analysis

    Some studies have found a correlation between nightlight output and GDP on a city level, although few studies have generalised this to conflict settings.

  • Space Assets For Enhanced DEMining (SAFEDEM)

    SAFEDEM aims at providing a service platform addressing the needs of the Mine Action community to improve and optimize planning and preparation, and to reduce the impact of demining activities.

  • Tracking the environmental dimensions of armed conflicts from space.

    Earth observation (EO) via satellite remote sensing can fill these data gaps and provide a wealth of information ranging from short-term environmental risks to long-term changes.

  • Making Pastoralists Count

    Using up-to-date, high resolution satellite imagery, we conducted a complete census of real-time settlement distribution.

  • Monitoring Nuclear Facilities Using Satellite Imagery and Associated Remote Sensing Techniques

    The SatCen Non Proliferation Team, part of the SatCen Operations Division, is responsible for the analysis of installations that are involved, or could be involved, in the preparation or acquisition of capabilities intended to divert the production of nuclear material for military purposes and, in particular, regarding the spread of Weapons of Mass destruction and their means of delivery.

  • Monitoring Border Conflicts with Satellite Imagery

    Satellite imagery, with its ability to reliably monitor remote and otherwise inaccessible areas over time, provides a way to circumvent some of the challenges associated with monitoring border conflicts.

  • ICEYE Security

    Iceye Sar Satellite Data For The Security Sector

  • Forests 2020

    Forests 2020 aims to use EO data from satellites to improve monitoring and management of forests in six developing countries: Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ghana and Kenya. The project works with end users such as government ministries and regional forestry organisations to reduce deforestation and degradation. It works to increase restoration by improving their ability to monitor forests at risk, respond to fires and other drivers of land use change.

  • Cospas-Sarsat

    The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme provides accurate, timely, and reliable distress alert and location data to help search and rescue authorities assist persons in distress.

  • Search And Rescue Repeater (SARR)

    The Search And Rescue Repeater (SARR) instrument is one of the complement of American instruments provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The SARR receives and downlinks emergency signals from aircraft and ships in distress.

  • Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS)

    World Bank’s Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) launched by the FCV Group to systematically enhance Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as supervision and third-party monitoring (TPM) in FCV settings.

  • Border Surveillance

    Within the border surveillance service, the main objectives are to reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering the EU undetected, to reduce the death toll of human lives at sea and to increase internal security of the European Union as a whole by contributing to the prevention of cross-border crime.

  • Commercial fishing

    Global Fishing Watch is harnessing innovative technology to turn transparent data into actionable information and drive tangible change in the way the ocean is governed.

  • Election solutions

    Inmarsat’s global communications network provides a data connection to each electoral post – no matter how remote – whilst in-house solutions engineers constantly work with world-leading manufacturers and partners to source the most reliable and cost efficient applications to enhance the election process.

  • Geo4Nonpro

    Geo4Nonpro was a Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) project that ran from 2016-2020 and united geospatial analysis hobbyists, experts, and novices to use satellite imagery to interpret, annotate, and discover insights into weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs around the world.

  • Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP)

    MAAP can identify and determine the legality of deforestation at any scale and at any point across the entire Amazon basin.

  • Smartphones and Satellite Imagery: Bringing Environmental Enforcement to the Peruvian Amazon

    While verifying the alert, they took georeferenced photos and measurements of the area, and recorded the names of suspected culprits who had invaded from a neighboring territory.

  • Protecting the WorldÕs Forests with Machine Learning and Satellites

    Geospatial imagery via satellites, combined with machine learning makes an ideal solution. It provides a non-invasive means of identifying illegal deforestation in small areas and alerting authorities to it, so they can carefully direct their limited resources.

  • Satellite Imagery Shows Captives Inside Camp No. 25 in North Korea

    The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) wishes to highlight the release of commercial satellite imagery showing North Korean victims likely engaged in forced labor inside North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25.

  • Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights – North Korea’s Prison Camps Case Study Summary

    As part of this study, the U.S. Committee for Human Rights worked with the Natural Resource Defense Council to obtain commercially available satellite imagery of the area over seven of the prison camps in North Korea.

  • China’s Disappeared Uyghurs: What Satellite Images Reveal

    Researchers at RAND had used satellite observations to get inside the Islamic State, to see how it governed and how cities fared when it took over. Now they turned their attention to Xinjiang. Working with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), they began looking at detention camps that Chinese officials insisted were empty.

  • Exploring Xinjiang’s detention system

    ASPI researchers have identified and mapped over 380 sites in this network across Xinjiang, counting only re-education camps, detention centres and prisons that were newly built or significantly expanded since 2017. This represents the largest database of camps in existence, and we estimate it covers the majority of all detention facilities in Xinjiang.

  • China Secretly Built A Vast New Infrastructure To Imprison Muslims

    In the most extensive investigation of China’s internment camp system ever done using publicly available satellite images, BuzzFeed News identified more than 260 structures built since 2017 and bearing the hallmarks of fortified detention compounds.

  • Tracking ChinaÕs Muslim Gulag

    Reuters worked with Earthrise Media, a non-profit group that analyzes satellite imagery, to plot the construction and expansion of 39 of these camps, which were initially identified using publicly available documents such as construction tenders.

  • Conducting Research on North Korea using Commercial Satellite Imagery, Map and Other Geographic Data

    In 2003 the Nuclear Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) undertook a project to create a geo-spatial database of North Korea, drawing on information from U.S. and South Korean military maps.

  • Investigating the Growth of Detention Facilities in Xinjiang Using Nighttime Lighting

    RAND researchers explore new data on nighttime lighting in Xinjiang to offer new, empirical insights into China’s efforts to reeducate, detain, and imprison its Uyghur and ethnic minority populations across Xinjiang.

  • Satellite Images Show More Than 200 Rohingya Villages Burned in Myanmar

    An analysis of satellite images from Myanmar found that hundreds of villages of the Rohingya ethnic minority have been set on fire since late August 2017.

  • Cameroon: Witness Testimony and Satellite Images Reveal Scale of Devastation in Anglophone Regions

    New research by Amnesty International has revealed the devastating scale of destruction caused by the ongoing conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions.

  • Satellite images show China emptying army camps at Indian border

    China has dismantled dozens of structures and moved vehicles to empty out entire camps along a disputed Himalayan border, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a face-off since last April, according to satellite images.

  • Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

    New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action.

  • Satellite images ‘prove Rohingya villages were burned’

    Satellite images have emerged that allegedly prove Rohingya villages were torched after Myanmar said "clearance operations" had ceased.

  • Myanmar: Video and satellite evidence shows new fires still torching Rohingya villages

    Amnesty International has assessed satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures. Additionally, satellite sensors detected a recent active fire in the village, further corroborating the incident.

  • How School Children Became Pawns in CameroonÕs Anglophone Crisis

    Images visible on satellite mapping services detail the charred remains of buildings in several Cameroonian villages.

  • The Libyan Conflict through the Lens of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

    Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at True 30 cm can provide crucial insights for geointelligence (GEOINT) during conflict. European Space Imaging partnered with reseller Geo4i to investigate the current ongoing Libyan Civil War.

  • Satellite imagery reveals decline in ISIS oil production

    Using satellite imagery, a team of researchers led by Princeton University and the World Bank analyzed 42 oil production sites controlled by ISIS across Syria and Iraq.

  • Remote sensing can provide valuable insights into the environmental dimensions of armed conflicts.

    Remote sensing using satellite imagery is one of the tools that is increasingly used to monitor how armed conflicts interact with the environment.

  • Urban Reconstruction In Post-Conflict Settings

    Remote sensing-based methods were employed to assess damages, and reconstruction and recovery needs in Syria.

  • Planning & Implementing Post-Conflict Recovery

    Supplementing a preliminary analysis based on satellite imagery, members of the team collected more detailed conditions information and identified priorities for stabilization.

  • EO4SD – Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure

    The project is planning to provide damage characterization and reconstruction planning support among other services in Iraq for specific World Bank projects.

  • Political prison facilities in the Democratic PeopleÕs Republic of Korea

    For the past year, DigitalGlobe Analytics has been monitoring activity at political prison facilities in the Democratic PeopleÕs Republic of Korea (DPRK, more commonly known as North Korea) as part of a joint undertaking with the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea to shed light on human suffering in North Korea.

  • New satellite images show scale of North KoreaÕs repressive prison camps

    North KoreaÕs vast infrastructure of repression is further exposed in new satellite images showing the on-going development of two of the countryÕs largest political prison camps.

  • Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in SyriaÕs Underground Prisons

    To establish the location of the detention facilities, HRW asked victims, witnesses, and defectors to indicate the building where they were held, visited, or served using satellite imagery.

  • Satellite Applications for Human Security – Libya

    Following the outbreak of protests and violent government repression across Libya in February of 2011 UNOSAT initiated a range of satellite-based analysis projects in close cooperation with sister UN agencies.

  • EO4SD – Natural Resource Management

    The project aims to monitor key natural resources in Lake Chad, through services such as detection of extraction of illegal resource and assessment of natural resources.

  • EO4SD – Iraq Water Resources assessment

    The UN Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs investigated new methodologies and techniques to understand the link between conflict and water availability in the fragile context.

  • Satellite Applications for Human Security – Sri Lanka

    The support provided to the UN mission included the only reliable estimate of the number of civilians trapped within the so-called “no-fire-zones”.

  • Exploring satellite data for sustainable development

    In Cairo, we examined where the schools, hospitals, and other key public services were located in relation to slums and this helped us work with partners to target limited resources to those who need it most.

  • EO4SD – Road network vulnerability in Congo

    This service allowed the World Bank Group to monitor the degradation of road condition over time in the DRC.

  • Satellite technology used in Tongan election

    The Commission created an electoral boundaries map that defined the voting districts, based on the distribution of population.

  • Using Satellite Imagery To Support Civil & Electoral Registries Validation

    UNOSAT and UNDP, long standing partners, are cooperating on a new satellite imagery analysis application, through the production of maps used in the validation of the civil and electoral registries in Vanuatu’s 83 islands.

  • The Promise of Peace and the Power of Satellite Imagery

    These satellites are able to monitor activity and analyze potential security threats using high resolution imagery and with unparalleled collection capacity.

  • Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing, and Diminishing the Risk of Nuclear War in South Asia

    This report examines U.S. concerns regarding India-Pakistan security competition and assesses whether new and emerging technology could mitigate the risks of inadvertent escalation or the unauthorized use or theft of nuclear materials on the subcontinent.

  • Iran Moving Key Facility at Nuclear Site Underground, Report Shows

    In July, an explosion rocked a key Iranian nuclear facility. Iran called it sabotage and vowed to rebuild a destroyed building underground. Iran is now turning that promise into a reality, new satellite images show, reported the New York Times.

  • How Analysts Uncover Covert Nuclear Facilities With Planet Data

    Dr. Lewis and team rely on satellite imagery to understand patterns of life and detect and monitor ongoing changes on the ground.

  • BlackSkyÕs Technology Leveraged to Monitor Secretive Iranian Nuclear Facility

    BlackSkyÕs high-revisit satellite imagery enabled researchers at Stanford UniversityÕs Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) to monitor the pattern of life at the Natanz nuclear facility and gain a better understanding of activity and events at the site.

  • A Unique View of the Abandoned Light Water Reactor Site at Kumho-ri

    April 21, 2021 Maxar Technologies image provides a unique look at the abandoned Kumho-ri Light Water Reactor (LWR) Site on North Korea’s northeast coast.

  • China Is Building A Second Nuclear Missile Silo Field

    Satellite images reveal that China is building a second nuclear missile silo field. The Hami site was first spotted by Matt Korda, Research Associate for the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, using commercial satellite imagery. Higher resolution images of the site were subsequently provided by Planet.

  • Activities Continue at the Abandoned 50 MWe Reactor at Yongbyon

    In the monitoring report on the 50 MWe Reactor at Yongbyon from 9 July 2021, ONN noted that the roof of one of the buildings adjacent to the main reactor hall had been removed. The scale of the reported activity appeared to be larger than the previously reported instances in 2018 and 2019. However, the nature of the recent activity remained unclear. ONN subsequently consulted a number of technical and satellite imagery analysis experts in an effort to identify what the recent activity could mean. This analytical report provides an update on the activities at the reactor site and discusses a possible hypothesis explaining the nature of the activity and the purpose of the building in question.

  • Burundi: Satellite evidence supports witness accounts of mass graves

    Compelling new satellite images, video footage and witness accounts analysed by Amnesty International strongly indicate that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves.

  • Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in CameroonÕs Anglophone Regions

    Human Rights Watch has assessed a total of 131 villages via satellite imagery for evidence of building destruction.

  • Satellite Applications for Human Security – Kyrgyzstan

    UNOSAT used a combination of fire detection data and VHR satellite imagery to analyse the situation on the ground during the course of the conflict.

  • Unacknowledged Deaths: Civilian Casualties in NATOÕs Air Campaign in Libya

    HRW investigated the NATO airstriked in Libya.

  • Satellite Applications for Human Security – South Sudan

    UNOSAT engaged in multiple efforts to support UN agencies, the UN Mission in Sudan, Google, Harvard University, and NGOs to provide them with a range of satellite imagery and analysis products.

  • Evidence of Apparent Mass Graves

    In a series of reports, published from July 14 to August 24, 2011, SSP identified apparent mass graves at eight sites in and around Kadugli, as well as evidence of corpses wrapped in what appear to be body bags and/or tarps at four sites.

  • Analysis of Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Human Rights Watch used GPS data and satellite imagery analysis to map the precise locations were the attacks took place.

  • How AI is helping uncover modern slavery

    Following reports of forced labour at one camp, spatial and temporal analysis based on EO data revealed operational trends.

  • Secure Watch

    Using their Secure Watch satellite imagery platform, the team mapped remote regions of Lake Volta and pinpointed locations.

  • EO4SD – Monitoring IUU fishing activities

    This product contains spatially explicit information on land subsidence areas and affected infrastructure.

  • Deep Learning for Satellite Monitoring of Illegal Amber Mining in Ukraine

    The purpose of the project is to provide free access to up-to-date and reliable information on the magnitude and consequences of illegal amber extraction in Zhytomyr, Rivne and Volyn regions of Ukraine through the development and pilot implementation of an open system of remote monitoring of amber extraction.

  • Deforestation prevention with land use monitoring and valuation in C™te dÕIvoire

    The project helps policy makers, forestry protection and reforestation agencies, agricultural and budget officials, commodity buyers and growers and other local actors to make better decisions. It provides them with the IMAGE toolkit for up-to-date information on land use, economic statistics and deforestation. By showing the value of natural capital and vastly improving forest monitoring, the programme could substantially contribute to improved economic and environmental outcomes. Remote Sensing Applications Consultants use newly available optical and radar data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions to detail surface cover at 10 metre precision.

  • Forest Disturbance Early Warning System

    The Forest Disturbance Early Warning System (FDEWS) provides regularly updated information about likely forest disturbances, even when skies are cloudy. Maps show disturbances that have occurred since baseline, with the date of first detection. These products readily improve knowledge of forest change and enable proactive intervention by the relevant authorities.

  • Forest Change Mapping

    Designed to facilitate better management of tropical forests and find illegal logging in near real time, Forest Change Mapping highlights areas of change. Targeted at government users, and state level actors, interested in tropical forests, the forest change mapping service utilises high resolution radar data that is unaffected by clouds which often plague the use of optical Earth observation (EO) data in tropical and/or cloudy regions.

  • EO4SD- Building damage assessment and evolution in the context of armed conflict in English-speaking Cameroon

    The aim of the project was assessing the evolutions of structural assets in Cameroon over time, so as to evaluate the impact of the recent straining of relations between the region and the rest of the country.

  • EO4SD- Monitoring reconstruction efforts in Mosul

    In a context with limitations in terms of ground-based supervision, the World Bank looked for alternative methods and an assessment of the evolution of the urban fabric in Mosul, Iraq, after the conflict.

  • After Liberation Came Destruction: Iraqi Militias and the Aftermath of Amerli

    Through satellite imagery analysis Human Rights Watch confirmed building destruction in 30 out of 35 villages examined in a 500 kilometer square area around Amerli.

  • Sudan: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Southern Kordofan

    Satellite images secured by Amnesty International offer further evidence of indiscriminate aerial bombardments and correspond to reports that homes, markets, hospitals and schools have been bombed.

  • High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and the Conflict in Chad and Sudan

    AAAS, in conjunction with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Genocide Intervention Network, has been monitoring and documenting the violence in 28 locations throughout the Darfur region of Sudan and eastern Chad since 2006.

  • EO4SD- Assessing investment efforts (on roads and other infrastructure) for local communities in Burkina Faso

    The project evaluated the completion of transportation infrastructure (gravel roads mainly), as well as other small infrastructure projects (wells, boulis, defense walls etc.) that will help to reduce isolation and improve conditions of the remote communities in Burkina Faso.

  • Implications of climate, land-use and land-cover changes for pastoralism in eastern Sudan

    This study examines the changes in climate and land-use/land-cover (LULC) along the livestock seasonal migration routes in El Gedaref region (eastern Sudan).

  • Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS)

    The project will provide customer specific decision support tools to help growers, including smallholders, improve their technical, environmental and financial performance.

  • Creating Consumer Profiles For Rural Africa

    Satellite imagery, household surveys, and cloud computing can be used to reveal population characteristics in countries, cities, and neighborhoods across the entire African continent.

  • Satellite Technologies, Innovative and Smart Financing for Food Security (SATISFY)

    It proposed a market-based innovative risk management solution in the form of Risk-Contingent Credit (RCC), a linked or bundled financial product that incorporates insurance protection, providing a risk-efficient balance between business and financial risks.

  • FruitLook

    FruitLook provides weekly, semi real-time information on crop growth, evapotranspiration deficits and crop nitrogen status for irrigation blocks in orchards and vineyards in key growing areas of the Western Cape.

  • Innovative Data Project to Support Efforts in Combating Fall Armyworm

    A pilot project by Self Help Africa using satellite imagery, heat mapping and mobile phone technology to gather data for the fight against an invading pest that threatens Africa’s food crops, has won an international award for innovation.

  • Crop Mycotoxin Management

    Disease risk maps showing the in-field risk zones of the most important wheat diseases during the vegetation period.

  • SAT4Farming

    SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs) that guide farmers over a seven-year period.

  • Ag|knowledge 4.0

    Ag|Knowledge 4.0 is a novel concept of an online platform providing the required integrated analytical services and indicators for agricultural risk monitoring.

  • Improving Food Security and Agricultural Competitiveness (IFSAC)

    The Satellite Applications Catapult has been working with users from across the agricultural sector in Latin America to educate and demonstrate how satellite technologies can help optimise the production of rice, soybean, and table grapes.

  • EOLO

    EOLO is a service to support agronomists and corn growers in their daily decisions about irrigation and phytosanitary treatments, with the goal to save costs related to water, energy costs and treatments.

  • Tumaini

    The tool is a mobile application that merges expertise on banana genetic resources with artificial intelligence to quickly identify common afflictions that threaten bananas, allowing farmers and extension workers to act quickly and save their crops.

  • Kenya: an insurance scheme based on satellite data for vulnerable pastoralists

    In 2010 ILRI, Cornell and other partners, launched an insurance scheme based on satellite imagery to predict and compensate insured pastoralists for livestock losses due to drought.

  • Agriculture & Rural

    Satellite Earth observation is a powerful technique for continuously providing geospatial information across the agricultural value chain, to measure productivity and increase efficiency of agriculture, identify sustainability of farming practices and strengthening the resilience of rural communities.

  • Satellite Sentinel Project

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) was launched on 29 December 2010, with a mission to deter a return to full-scale civil war between northern and southern Sudan.

  • North KoreaÕs Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Primed and Ready

    Commercial satellite imagery of North KoreaÕs Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from April 12 shows continued activity around the North Portal, new activity in the Main Administrative Area, and a few personnel around the siteÕs Command Center.

  • EO4SD – Environmental Security

    The project is planning to provide services related, but not limited, to environmental security issues for specific World Bank projects in Colombia, such as pollution and contaminated sites assessment.

  • Observing elections from space

    When over 7 million Afghan voters went to the polls, satellites captured images of even the most rural polling stations.

  • A convolutional neural network approach to predict non-permissive environments from moderate-resolution imagery

    This article explores a CNN-based approach leveraging Landsat 8 imagery to predict locations of conflict-related deaths.

  • Satellite Imagery and Possible Mass Graves in Sheberghan, Afghanistan

    AAAS reviewed satellite imagery of the Sheberghan area of northern Afghanistan, where possible mass graves were suspected of being created in 2001.

  • ESRI Land Cover

    A 10-meter resolution map of Earth’s land surface from 2020. High-resolution, open, accurate, comparable, and timely land cover maps are critical for decision-makers in many industry sectors and developing nations. These maps improve understanding of important topics such as food security, land use planning, hydrology modeling, and resource management planning. In addition, national government resource agencies use land cover as a basis for understanding trends in the country's natural capital, which helps define land planning priorities and is the basis of budget allocations.

  • Accurately assess agriculture risk

    Determine risk factors associated with reducing or eliminating crop yield based on historical weather, geohazards, and crop health.

  • BioGenerator

    The BioGenerator uses satellite data to analyse plant production, or biomass, during the rainy season. Detecting production anomalies allows areas vulnerable to drought to be targeted. The BioGenerator is used by the SAP (Early Warning System) in Mali.

  • Satellite Supported Financial Inclusion for Smallholders (SSFIS)

    This project addresses the non-functioning market for capital allocation to smallholders.

  • Agriculture

    Satellites give us detailed geographical and climate records of any place in the world, from the 1990s to today. We build on field research by collecting and analyzing this data and combining it with other relevant information like commodity prices and news coverage.

  • Turning over a New Leaf for Agricultural Financing with Frequent Crop Monitoring from Space

    ICEYE provides timely and reliable data with its growing SAR satellite constellation, with customized solutions to help boost agricultural financing and improve control processes.

  • Croplytics

    Croplytics® integrates sensor data and satellite imagery to translate data into actionable information for agribusinesses. It deploys the soil sensors on ground, uses satellites data, collects weather data, calculates ET and thereby build a model to provide agronomists and farmers with timely and large-scale diagnostics on crop issues.

  • We help African smallholder farmers adapt to climate change

    Satellites continually scan African fields meaning continental wide monitoring and prediction is possible. PlantVillage utilizes many open-access tools that use remote sensing (MODIS / Landsat / NOAA / Sentinel / SMOS / FEWS NET).

  • Yield Forecast

    It uses up to date satellite based crop production information and crop specific yield models to provide further information on future outcomes.

  • WaPOR

    Using WaPOR it is possible to detect signals of vegetation stress linked to weather patterns, allowing farmers, government agencies and the international community to prepare for changes in agricultural output and to implement mitigation measures.

  • Using satellite imagery in conflict-affected areas in Mali to support WFPÕs emergency response

    A pilot study was carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP) Mali in the Mopti region in 2019 where earth observation data was used to detect cropland abandonment in hard-to-reach areas to assess the physical impacts of conflict on croplands and therefore detect populations in likely need of food assistance.

  • YemenÕs agriculture in distress

    This project uses open-source datasets to show the agricultural areas in distress and investigate to what extent the conflict has been responsible for the deterioration.

  • Improved Agricultural Monitoring Systems through Satellite Imagery for Iran

    Establish an operational Agriculture Monitoring System based on sustainable methods, tools and technology, that improves the quality of agriculture information and reporting based on the integral use of geospatial technology.

  • NDVI Analysis

    Using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) remote sensing method, regional agricultural activity and vegetation on the ground was monitored and analysed by registering the spectral signature of chlorophyll and therefore the vegetation canopy, on a satellite sensor using a sequence of images over time.

  • AfriScout

    AfriScout’s unique crowd-sourcing system of geolocated alerts enables pastoralists to enhance collaboration on land management by allocating specific areas to different herders.

  • Sustainable Technology Adaptation for Mali’s Pastoralists (STAMP)

    The STAMP (Sustainable Technology Adaptation for Mali's Pastoralists) project improves resilience among pastoralists affected by extreme climate events through access and use of geo-satellite derived data via the development of a dedicated information service.

  • Monitoring Ephemeral Water Bodies in Ferlo

    The Monitoring Ephemeral Water Bodies in Ferlo, Senegal Service is a web-based platform for assessing water availability in all known ponds, thus facilitating water management in arid areas such as the Ferlo Region of Senegal.

  • Space-age technology points African herders in right direction

    In a pilot project launched by Cornell researchers, satellite images and cell-phone apps will combine to help them find forage for their animals.

  • Project Concern International

    Project Concern International has developed customized digital community grazing maps overlaid with vegetation data derived from NASA satellites.

  • Establishing an operational waterhole monitoring system using satellite data and hydrologic modelling: Application in the pastoral regions of East Africa

    A multi-source water balance modelling approach driven by satellite data was used to operationally monitor daily water level fluctuations across the pastoral regions of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia.

  • EO4SD – Desert Locust impact assessment

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the use of a time series technique that, when used with robust field training data, could be used to help identify agricultural fields showing anomalous vegetation signatures for targeted locust response and mitigation efforts.

  • Tanzania National Food Security Bulletin

    National Food Security bulletins developed using the GEOGLAM Crop Monitor, Global Agriculture Monitoring System (GLAM) and Early Warning Explorer.

  • Uganda government project

    In 2017 the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda used GEOGLAM satellite data to detect and forecast drought and initiate a proactive risk reduction and response plan three months earlier than they previously had.

  • Using satellite multispectral imagery for damage mapping of armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize at a regional scale

    The objectives of this study were to determine suitable spectral features for armyworm detection and to develop a mapping method at a regional scale on the basis of satellite remote sensing image data.

  • MODHEM Burkina Faso

    The Mobile Data for Moving Herd Management (MODHEM) project in Burkina Faso uses satellite data to inform pastoralists on the best locations for pastures and water areas via their mobile phones. Additionally, an early warning system will warn pastoralists of flooding, drought, and disease.

  • Stock Water

    StockWater aims to put in place a system for monitoring the load of dams based on satellite data, and a specific processing system, thereby facilitating the work of the public authorities in this area.

  • EO4SD – Rice-SDP

    EO4SD defined and will develop a cluster of land information services that will be delivered to the ADB and their stakeholders in the form of mapping and monitoring tools and training activities in order to enhance the success of the respective projects in Cambodia.

  • Sustainable Technology Adaptation for MaliÕs Pastoralists (STAMP)

    STAMP aims to improve resilience among climate affected pastoralists, through access to and use of geo-satellite derived data. This will result in an information service tailor-made to pastoralistsÕ information and decision making needs, giving them more predictability for their movements.

  • EO4SD – The Atlas Mountains Rural Development Project (PDRMA)

    A cluster of land information services that were delivered to IFAD and the national level stakeholders: Land cover change mapping, Tools to assess land degradation and environmental conditions, Value chain assessment.

  • Water Availability

    Pixalytics has derived soil moisture content, water body height and water extent – which includes both water bodies and saturated ground – information using microwave data from Earth observation (EO) satellites that can be used to identify and map water sources and water availability.

  • Rangeland Analysis Platform

    The Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) is an interactive web application designed to assist in managing and monitoring America’s valuable rangelands.

  • aWhere

    aWhere delivers weather-based agricultural intelligence to farmers, companies, development agencies and governments to enable data-driven decisions on adapting to increased weather variability at a local to global scale.

  • Crop Monitor

    Open, timely, and science-driven information on crop conditions in support of market transparency and early warning of production shortfalls.

  • NASA SERVIR – Regional Cropland Assessment and Monitoring Service

    The service facilitates a crop modeling framework to assess drought and yields estimates using CHIRPS data for precipitation estimates and crop type maps derived from Landsat and Sentinel.

  • Enhancing Food Security in African AgriCultural Systems with the support of Remote Sensing (AfriCultuReS)

    To contribute towards an integrated agricultural monitoring and early warning system for Africa, supporting decision making in the field of food security.

  • Crop Insurance & Satellite-Based Solutions For Farmers’

    Satellite monitoring is an effective tool capable of observing the state of crops. It can be used by the agricultural insurance companies to a great advantage.

  • Yield index insurance products to protect farmers

    Pula is an agricultural insurance and technology company that designs and delivers innovative agricultural insurance and digital products to help smallholder farmers endure yield risks, improve their farming practices, and bolster their incomes over time.

  • Accelerating the Implementation of the Core Agriculture Support Program

    The consultant developed the system that provides near-real-time satellite-based drought indices and provincial level drought warning information for policy makers.

  • Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics for Food Security

    This technical assistance project assisted the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) of the Philippines in implementing the Agricultural Land Information System (ALIS), a tool for an area sample survey method using personal computers that estimates agricultural land area and enables area sampling with minimal labor and low budgets.

  • EO4SD- Great Green Wall Initiative

    The EO4SD project provided data, information and methods designed for monitoring land degradation/regeneration as well as desertification and land use trends.

  • Sen2-Agri

    Sen2-Agri aims to provide the international user community with validated earth observation (EO) algorithms and best practices for agricultural monitoring.

  • MexiCorn

    This project proposes the creation of an operational tool using data from optical and microwave sensors onboard of Earth observation satellites to monitor corn-growing areas.

  • Climate-Resilient Rural Livelihoods in Mongolia

    The project is assisting the ADB ”Establishment of Climate-Resilient Rural Livelihoods” project, which in turn supports the Mongolian government’s efforts to develop a sustainable, climate resilient livestock sector and combat the degradation of grasslands due to overgrazing and climate change.

  • IRRISAT-MOROCCO

    IRRISAT-MAROC aims to implement a system to help optimize irrigation water using satellite data.

  • EvIDENz Ð Earth Observation based information products for drought risk reduction on the national level

    The overall objective of the EvIDENz project is to develop and demonstrate methods and products on drought risk assessment that respond to national needs for the example of South Africa and Ukraine, and defined indicators of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

  • EO4SD – Satellite-derived information to assess the consequences of armed conflict on the agriculture sector

    An ESA EO4SD-Agriculture and Rural Development project provided an analysis of agricultural production (losses) in areas under conflict in Syria.

  • Vimesco-rice

    The objective of this project is to provide users in Vietnam with a demonstrator of operational tools for the dynamic monitoring of rice crops using radar-based remote sensing data.

  • Vietnam Data Cube (VDC)

    VNSC has developed and operated the Vietnam Data Cube (VDC), a country scale system of ODC which focus on the SAR data since the fact that Vietnam are expecting its own SAR satellite in next few years. The VDC is currently collecting satellite data: Landsat, Sentinel-1 & -2, ALOS-2 from the USGS, ESA, and JAXA for research and monitoring purposes in fields such as forest monitoring, rice monitoring and water quality monitoring in Vietnam.

  • AfriCultuReS Decision Support System (ADSS) Community Version

    The project will deliver space based agricultural production services that are aligned with the African Space Policy and Strategy and AfriGEOSS, the African segment of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) in the domain of food security.

  • agriBORA

    agriBORA is an integrated SaaS platform focused on utilizing location-based insights to de-risk smallholder agriculture systems through the use of data-driven services and digital tools.

  • Kenyan Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP)

    The Kenyan Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP) is provided by the government to protect the most vulnerable pastoralists in Kenya. KLIP uses an algorithm that combines survey data on livestock mortality with EO data on vegetation cover to develop an index that predicts livestock mortality. During drought conditions and forage scarcity, the index predicts livestock loss. If this prediction is above a certain level of loss, it triggers an insurance pay-out.

  • InsSAT

    The main objective of the InsSAT service was to offer a fully functional and operational system of automatic processing and analysis of satellite, meteorological and if necessary also aerial data, focused on providing tools for assessment and settlement of insurance claims in the agricultural sector.

  • National Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Bulletin

    U-NIEWS monthly bulletin can be used to understand the conditions of crops and pasture, food insecurity, weather/climate forecast and to determine the anticipated disasters which may occur in the days to come while providing the disaster and humanitarian response status update based on monthly statistics. The information in this bulletin can be used as baseline information for planning processes while detail information may required for respective locations through relevant local and technical agencies for local level planning.

  • Monitoring Rice Paddy and Flood in the Lower Mekong Basin

    This proposal aims to establish cloud computing services to host, process and analyse big Earth observation (EO) data and geospatial information for our projects focused on a) monitoring rice paddy (agriculture) and b) flood (disaster and water resources management).

  • NASA SERVIR – Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System

    The system includes a set of drought indices designed for use at different stages of agricultural operation through consultation and user needs. The system produces seasonal outlook on the indicators of precipitation, soil moisture, evapotranspiration and temperature to evaluate potential drought hazards.

  • GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Flagship Initiative

    The Ministry of Agroindustry in Argentina relied on both EO and the capacity of the GEOGLAM network to produce a precise and robust mapping of areas impacted by a major drought in 2018.

  • GEORICE

    The project focuses on making full use of Sentinel-1 observations for operational rice mapping products demonstrated over the Mekong river delta.

  • Kenya Crop Monitor

    Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock and Fisheries has issued the country’s first national crop monitor, with support from NASA SERVIR, Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), and the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM). Information on crop conditions from across Kenya was made publically available in the first edition of the crop monitor in May 2018.

  • NASA SERVIR – Frost Monitoring and Forecasting Service

    The Frost Monitoring and Forecasting service provides timely information on the current and future probability of a frost occurrence to help farmers in the Kenyan highlands prepare and reduce crop losses.

  • SERVIR Nepal

    In Nepal, the NASA SERVIR programme developed maps to highlight district-level crop anomalies based on a NDVI to inform the government’s service delivery to food-insecure districts.

  • GIACIS – Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes

    The purpose of the Public-Private Partnership is to expand financial service delivery to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia with a geodata-driven risk-mitigation (insurance) product that offers a basic safety net to protect them against weather related perils. In partnership with local financial institutions, the insurance product will be bundled with credit to purchase agricultural inputs. In combination with weather prediction services, the insured credit package will locally be made available through ICT infrastructure services (branchless banking). The project consortium will align to the rural finance strategy (RFS program) as managed by ATA. This allows for a systematic synergetic approach to provide financial inclusion, promote investment for agriculture, broker sustainable production methods and provide risk transfer tools. The followed system approach creates a suitable legal, institutional and organizational framework.

  • Harvesting Farmer Network

    Harvesting provides an Agri-Lending suite which enables financial service providers to use their own historical data alongside alternative inputs such as satellite data, and thus make the lending life cycle more efficient. Harvesting’s goal is to help drive financial inclusion by providing actionable data to financial institutions to enable provision of loans.

  • Apollo Agriculture

    Apollo Agriculture helps small-scale farmers maximise their profits in Kenya by bundling credit for farm inputs with insurance. Apollo Agriculture uses machine learning, EO, and mobile phones to deliver credit, farm products, and customised advice to farmers efficiently and at scale.

  • FarmDrive

    FarmDrive explores the use of satellite imagery to augment its data collection and analytics for evaluating loans to smallholder farmers in Kenya.

  • Geodata Based Information Services for smallholder farmers in Bangladesh

    GEOBIS uses spatial and other geodata for providing effective, time and location specific advisory services to smallholder farmers in Bangladesh. It is aimed at improving agricultural productivity and farmer income, upgrading agricultural zoning and at improving the management of weather related emergencies.

  • GEOPOTATO – Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh

    The G4AW supported project, GEOPOTATO, aims to sustainably improve resource-use efficiency in potato production in Bangladesh by providing farmer with an EO-derived decision-support service to control the late blight fungal disease. The alert service is e provided on subscription to farmers, through SMS or voicemail.

  • NASA SERVIR – Locust Monitoring

    The Locust Monitoring service, P-Locust, is a geospatial model for the timely location of desert locust development and gregarization risk zones in the western region of Africa.

  • Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE)

    Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) is an innovative crop pest and disease risk forecasting product designed for smallholders and commercial producers in developing countries. Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders, including plant protection authorities, space experts, private sector companies, and the farmers themselves, PRISE uses state-of-the-art crop and pest modelling techniques to provide users with advanced warning of a damaging outbreak and appropriate advice to mitigate crop losses.

  • Pest and Disease Surveillance via High-Resolution Satellites

    David Hughes of Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. is leveraging real-time, high-resolution satellite imagery of smallholder farms along with artificial intelligence to automatically detect crop pests and diseases in Africa.

  • NASA SERVIR – Ecological Modeling Service

    This service provides data on mapping, monitoring and assessing invasive species to local governments.

  • NASA SERVIR – Enhancing Drought Resilience and Crop Yield Security

    The Enhancing Drought Resilience and Crop Yield Security for the Lower Mekong Service provides drought nowcasts and forecasts at the regional level in the Lower Mekong Region and provincial level in Vietnam using hydrological and crop model information through the Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System (RHEAS), a state-of-the-art water resources nowcast and forecast framework.

  • CropWatch Cloud

    CropWatch Cloud is a cloud-based crop monitoring platform providing an agroclimatic, agronomic information service, with a unique solution for developing countries aspiring to conduct their own crop monitoring, in order to achieve food security.

  • EO4SD – Sustainable land management and food security

    In Ethiopia, EO4SD provided satellite-based data and capacity training to the teams of the World Bank’s Sustainable land management project – Phase II, IFAD’s Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme – Phase II, and UNDP-implemented Integrated Landscape Management to Enhance Food Security and Ecosystem Resilience child projects.

  • Crop Yield Decision Support in Ghana

    This project provides information on maize yields in Ghana, such as current yields to help plan harvesting, transport and processing, future yields to inform markets and enhance long term food security and past yields to help farmers benchmark and improve productivity. The monitoring and forecasting system is based on the integration of physical crop models, meteorological data and Earth observation satellite imagery.__Information is provided to farmers, supply chain actors, governments and international organisations.

  • Downscaling Regional Crop Yields to Local Scale Using Remote Sensing

    A simple method for disaggregation of district-level production statistics over crop pixels by using a remote sensing approach.

  • Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro-meteorology and Land based observations (FASAL)

    In India, the Ministry of Agriculture developed Forecasting Agricultural Output using Space Agro- meteorology and Land-based Observations (FASAL).

  • iSDAsoil

    They help smallholder farmers across Africa increase their productivity using advanced technologies.

  • Stanford researchers measure African farm yields using high-resolution satellites

    Stanford researchers have developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, using high-resolution photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites.

  • Earth Observations For Field Level Agricultural Resource Mapping (EO-FARM)

    The EO-FARM project is a collaboration with Swiss Re Foundation, using Earth observations data to enhance food security and resilience in small-holder dominated regions by revolutionizing fundamental datasets needed for agricultural monitoring and enhancing government Crop Insurance programs.

  • Innovative Data Collection Methods for Agricultural and Rural Statistics

    Alternative methods such as advances in satellite based technology are explored in this Technical Assistance to help countries adopt better approaches in estimating rice crop area and production, and consequently develop better evidence-based policy making.

  • SASAMS (SAtellite SArgassum Monitoring System), University of Nottingham (IPP funded)

    ASAMS is a UK Space Agency funded project by an international team, led by the University of Nottingham in the UK, which is developing a Satellite-based Sargasso Monitoring System (SASAMS) initially focused on the Mexican Caribbean. This is planned to be a near real-time service to monitor pelagic sargassum upwelling and accumulation along the coastline.

  • Verumar (NLA International) (IPP funded)

    Overview Verumar enhances the Philippine Government’s capability to conserve and sustainably usetheir oceans, seas and marine resources while contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water. This is achieved by integrating and working in concert with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and other stakeholders to scope […]

  • gEOthermalKenya, Osmanos Analytics (IPP funded)

    During the week of world humanitarian day, Omanos Analytics and  Global Surface Intelligence  (GSI) are delighted to announce the launch of gEOthermalKenya: Earth Observation Insights for Sustainable Growth of the Kenyan Geothermal Sector. Supported by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, gEOthermal Kenya is one of 10 new pioneering UK space projects that will tackle development problems worldwide.

  • Vivid Bangladesh, Vivid Economics (IPP funded)

    Vivid Economics and a consortium of partners have received funding from the UK Space Agency to design a parametric insurance product for emergency flood relief costs in Bangladesh. The project aims to make post-disaster response faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

  • Sat4Wildlife, Fauna & Flora International and WILDLABS (IPP funded)

    The UK Space Agency announced £3.4 million funding from their International Partnership Programme for ten pioneering UK space projects that will tackle development problems worldwide.

  • MAPCAM, RSAC Ltd (IPP funded)

    Government backs new pioneering space projects that will apply UK expertise to tackling development problems across the globe.

  • RIOS (Re-settlement Information and Observation System), Institute of Environmental Analytics (IPP funded)

    On World Humanitarian Day (August 19) it has been announced that the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) has been awarded a contract to use satellite data analytics to protect vulnerable people in informal settlements in Colombia from flooding.

  • Crop Yield Decision Support, Assimilia Ltd (IPP funded)

    Government backs new pioneering space projects that will apply UK expertise to tackling development problems across the globe.

  • GRM 950 Satellite Modem (GRC)

    Overview GRM 950 is a cost-effective outdoor iDirect 950mp satellite modem with next-level security features for use in challenging environments. Developed in conjunction with leading satellite hardware and airtime providers, the GRM (GRC Rugged Modem) series has been tested into iDirect hubs across multiple satellite service provider networks. Supporting both fixed location and mobile applications, […]

  • GRM 200 Satellite Modem (GRC)

    Overview GRM 200 is a low-cost, rugged, outdoor iDirect IQ 200 satellite modem for use in challenging environments. Developed in conjunction with leading satellite hardware and airtime providers, the GRM (GRC Rugged Modem) series has been tested into iDirect hubs across multiple satellite service provider networks. Supporting both fixed location and mobile applications, it’s been […]

  • Cultural Heritage Protection Service (UNOSAT)

    Overview Cultural property is of great importance for humanity and cultural heritage sites in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions are being deliberately targeted in recent armed conflicts, resulting in damage, looting and in some cases total destruction. In addition, natural heritage sites nowadays are under constant myriad of threats ranging from climate […]

  • CRUST: Climate Resilient Urban Simulation Tool

    Overview Sustainable urban growth requires adequate planning. The current urban footprint and its potential future growth are important factors that affect a city’s ability to become sustainable and improve the quality of life of its citizens. The climate resilient urban simulation tool helps facilitate the analysis of different growth scenarios that allows cities to estimate […]

  • exactTrax – Safety and Tracking Initiative for Small Vessels (OASIS-TU/MSIS-TU) (exactEarth Europe Limited) (IPP funded)

    www.exactearth.com/products/exacttrax Overview Loss of life from small boats at sea, particularly fishing vessels, is a persistent and extensive global problem. Small-scale fisheries are also under threat in many areas of the world from global warming and over / illegal fishing. Small vessels also make up significant proportions of many nations’ overall boat populations, but can […]

  • Exposure and Multi-hazard Data for Disaster Risk Management (METEOR) (British Geological Survey) (IPP funded)

    Overview The overall aim of METEOR [Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines] is to provide robust national-scale exposure and multi-hazard information based on Earth observation (EO) data. Consistent, reliable information on exposure (building location and construction type) along with multi-hazard knowledge (i.e. how hazards such as earthquakes and landslides occur and interact) is vital when […]

  • Shoreline Mapping and Change Detection (National Oceanography Centre)

    Overview This service delivers coastline, and, where relevant intertidal maps. The coastline method works by identifying land-water boundaries in time series of SAR data and high-resolution optical images. Tidal corrections are applied in order to establish locations for high and low water shorelines, and the location of mean sea level. Tidal corrections are based on […]

  • Flood Risk Management Systems and Data (Ambiental Risk Analytics)

    Overview Over Overview Effective flood risk management requires clear and current information to make informed decisions. Ambiental produces high precision flood data in the form of hazard maps and flood risk analysis quantifications. Using a systems approach enables end-users in government, disaster response, insurance and the private sector to better prepare for and respond to […]

  • DETECT, Open University (IPP funded)

    New modelling analysis released by WHO and partners ahead of World Malaria Day (25 April) showed that severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year to 760,000, compared to 2018.

  • SCYTALE Suite (GRC)

    www.grcltd.net Overview SCYTALE is a lightweight, man portable satellite communications solution equipped with a satellite terminal that can provide ‘office type’ communications, including telephony, email, internet, video conferencing and wi-fi. Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and can be carried by one or two persons depending on requirements. It does not rely on terrestrial mobile network […]

  • Every Community Online (ECO) (Avanti)

    www.avantiplc.com Overview To address the digital divide, provide connectivity and promote economic growth, Avanti developed Every Community Online (ECO), an end-to-end internet hotspot solution for rural Africa. It provides a reliable and integrated Wi-Fi hotspot solution that enables broadband satellite internet access for communities, schools, clinics and businesses. Solution benefits A reliable and integrated Wi-Fi […]

  • Satellite Image Analysis for Maintenance of Property Databases (Airbus Defence and Space) (IPP funded)

    https://www.intelligence-airbusds.com/land-administration/ Overview Airbus has developed a solution for monitoring changes to buildings in urban and rural environments through the analysis of three- dimensional satellite data. The focus of this solution is to ensure that property records can be kept up to date to enable equitable property taxation to raise much-needed funds for developing cities. Solution […]

  • Satellite-Structural Health Monitoring (S-SHM) & Satellite Ultra-Precise Motion Monitoring Integrated Technology (SUMMIT) (Telespazio VEGA UK)

    http://telespazio-vega.com/ Overview Satellite-Structural Health Monitoring (S-SHMTM): Innovative use of satellite technologies in ground motion based structural engineering monitoring. It is a highly scalable solution that can monitor a single piece of infrastructure up to city-scale survey – to detect structural and ground motions. Satellite Ultra-Precise Motion Monitoring Integrated Technology (SUMMIT): Monitoring of ground motion of […]

  • Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) (HR Wallingford) (IPP funded)

    https://tailingsdams.info/ Overview Dam Monitoring from SATellites (DAMSAT) uses satellite technology to remotely monitor water and tailings dams and other tailings deposit areas. The system will help authorities take preventative action and thus reduce the risk of failure of water and tailings storage facilities and the consequent damage to population and ecosystem services downstream. Solution benefits […]

  • Renewable Energy Space Analytics Tool (RE-SAT) (Institute for Environmental Analytics) (IPP funded)

    www.the-iea.org Overview RE-SAT provides advanced data analytics to help energy planners and investors to locate renewable energy generators in order to optimise the amount of renewable energy generated, minimise their environmental impact and maximise the return on investment. Solution benefits Improve renewable energy planning through high-resolution estimates of power availability from renewable sources. Increase the […]

  • Water Availability (Pixalytics)

    www.pixalytics.com Overview Pixalytics has derived soil moisture content, water body height and water extent – which includes both water bodies and saturated ground – information using microwave data from Earth observation (EO) satellites that can be used to identify and map water sources and water availability. Microwave EO data has the benefit of not being […]

  • Watershed Management (Rezatec)

    https://www.rezatec.com/services/water-management/water-quality/ Overview Effective catchment management is vital for water companies to achieve water quality without having to undertake expensive treatment downstream. This means mapping, measuring, monitoring and predicting change across landscapes within catchments in order to better understand the relationship between land use and water quality. Until now, water companies have found it difficult to […]

  • iKnowledge (Avanti) (IPP funded)

    www.iknowledge.co.tz Overview iKnowledge provides high speed broadband from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka band satellite, to provide internet access to hundreds of rural schools in developing countries, using a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite terminal receiver installed at the school. Classrooms are fitted with high speed satellite internet with fully-equipped Information and Communications Technology (ICT) […]

  • Dengue MOdel Forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS) (IPP funded)

    www.hrwallingford.com  Overview The Dengue MOdel forecasting Satellite-based System (D-MOSS) project is developing a dengue fever early warning system. The tool generates several months advance warning of likely dengue outbreaks. One of the key components is a water assessment module that provides the additional benefit of improving water management in transboundary river basins. Solution benefits Probabilistic […]

  • SatComms for Rural Health Services (Inmarsat) (IPP funded)

    www.inmarsat.com Overview SatComms for Rural Health Services from Inmarsat is extending the reach of basic medical services into remote areas, without mobile coverage or internet access by delivering professional training, data collection and disease monitoring using Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite communications technology. Solution benefits Extension of basic medical services into remote areas […]

  • C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information Service (Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Limited) (IPP funded)

    www.c-rise.info Overview C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information  Service – provides hourly updated satellite derived information on marine weather conditions, to provide the latest information on waves and winds, supporting planning of marine operations and warning of severe conditions as they approach. Satellite Earth observation (EO) data provide a valuable source of information on marine […]

  • Innovative SatComms for Inclusive and Sustainable Fishing (Inmarsat) (IPP funded)

    http://www.inmarsat.com Overview Environmentally unsustainable fishing, including illegal and unreported fishing, harms the entire value chain, as well as introducing safety and security challenges. This solution uses fishing Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), whereby equipment that is installed on fishing vessels provides information about the vessels’ position and activity. Solution benefits Provision of communications for vessel captains […]

  • Marine Environment Monitoring (eOsphere)

    http://www.eosphere.co.uk Overview eOsphere satellite ground receiving stations are installed in countries worldwide (including Indonesia, China, Ecuador and Malaysia) allowing agencies to detect and monitor the marine environment using medium resolution visible and thermal-infrared Earth observation (EO) imagery to determine ocean water quality and sea surface temperature. These EO derived ocean products can be used to […]

  • SENCE (Environment Systems)

    http://www.envsys.co.uk Overview Natural capital is those elements of the natural environment which provide valuable goods and services to people. SENCE provides maps of natural capital stocks to show how well areas of land are able to support ecosystem services such as: food provision, flood protection, pollination, carbon storage, diversity of plants and animals. Decision- makers […]

  • Pixalytics Portal (Pixalytics)

    http://www.pixalytics.com Overview Pixalytics Portal provides automated Earth observation products to potential customers without the need for specialist knowledge of EO. Currently, it includes floodwater mapping, water extent/saturated ground mapping, ocean colour water quality and turbidity mapping. The user chooses their product and select the geographical area on a map they prefer. Then, once they have […]

  • Deforestation prevention using land use monitoring and valuation (IMAGES) (Vivid Economics) (IPP funded)

    Overview By estimating the value of alternative land uses, predicting forest loss and detecting it in near-   real time, IMAGES helps land managers and policymakers understand and prioritise trade-offs in unprecedented spatial, temporal and economic detail. http://www.vivideconomics.com Solution benefits Analyses land use change scenarios to understand implications of agricultural and forestry policy interventions compared to […]

  • Land Cover Mapping (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants) (IPP funded)

    http://rsacl.co.uk Overview Remote Sensing Applications Consultants (RSAC) offers bespoke land cover and land use mapping services based on Sentinel and commercial high- resolution satellite Earth observation (EO) data. Present day and historical output maps are suitable for development planning, including site suitability analysis relating to REDD+ afforestation projects, and input to natural capital valuation systems. […]

  • Ground Motion Maps for Environmental Monitoring (Terra Motion Limited)

    www.terramotion.co.uk Overview Terra Motion Ltd. uses satellite radar data to provide comprehensive land surface motion monitoring that can be used to assess the health of tropical peatland and also provide geospatial intelligence on issues related to long term environmental land motion including mining, geoenergy, urbanisation and groundwater management. Using our novel ISBAS InSAR technique, anywhere […]

  • Peatland Monitoring (CGI) (IPP funded as PASSES project)

    http://www.cgi-group.co.uk Overview Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES) provides wide area observations of peat surface motion via the innovative PeatMotion product that can inform enhanced peatland restoration planning and assessment to assist with sustainable use of peatlands. Solution benefits PeatMotion offers cost effective and routine monitoring of surface motion over very wide and […]

  • Carbon Data Model Framework (CARDAMOM) (University of Edinburgh)

    http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/mwilliam/CARDAMOM.html Overview CARDAMOM provides robust analysis of forest carbon stocks and their dynamics. By combining a range of Earth observation (EO) data with a model that provides a forecast capability for forest fire risk, climate sensitivity, and carbon sequestration capacity. Solution benefits Provides a full assessment of the forest carbon and water balance, stocks and […]

  • Forests 2020 & ForestWatch Optical Change Detection (University of Leicester) (IPP funded as Forests 2020 project)

    https://le.ac.uk Overview Forests 2020 and ForestWatch-Optical (two separate products) deliver land cover and forest cover change information gathered from satellite Earth observation (EO) optical and radar data to end users at least every five days to monitor large land areas across the globe using custom-made solutions. Solution benefits High frequency and large area mapping of […]

  • Forest Disturbance Early Warning System (FDEWS) (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants)

    rsacl.co.uk Overview The Forest Disturbance Early Warning System (FDEWS) provides regularly updated information about likely forest disturbances, even when skies are cloudy. Maps show disturbances that have occurred since baseline, with the date of first detection. These products readily improve knowledge of forest change and enable proactive intervention by the relevant authorities. Solution benefits Enables […]

  • Forest Change Mapping (Telespazio VEGA UK)

    http://telespazio-vega.com/ Overview Designed to facilitate better management of tropical forests and find illegal logging in near real time, Forest Change Mapping highlights areas of change. Targeted at government users, and state level actors, interested in tropical forests, the forest change mapping service utilises high resolution radar data that is unaffected by clouds which often plague […]

  • Land Cover® plus Crops (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants)

    http://www.ceh.ac.uk/crops2015 Overview Land Cover plus Crops is a solution developed by Remote Sensing Applications Consultants (RSAC) to provide detailed annually updated crop maps of Great Britain. It provides parcel-level information derived from Earth observation (EO) data for every field in the country. It is now being applied in developing countries to offer improved understanding of […]

  • Land Resource Evaluation Service for Agricultural Activity and Production (Booker Tate)

    http://www.booker-tate.co.uk Overview High resolution Earth observation (EO) imagery and digital surface models are used to provide rapid assessment of land resources for defining Areas of Interest (AOI) for more specific ground truthing via detailed topographical, soil and geotechnical surveys to assess land agriculture potential. This gives a rapid assessment of land potential for agriculture by […]

  • EO4Cultivar/Agri-track (Environment Systems) (IPP funded)

    http://www.envsys.co.uk/agriculture Overview Agri-track enables agri-businesses to receive up-to- date crop monitoring and forecasting information in formats they are familiar with (data, alerts, maps) that are compatible with their own corporate or crop management systems, enabling them to make near-real time decisions based on crop intelligence that scales from the field to countrywide. Crop- specific monitoring […]

  • Agriculture Simulations (Sensonomic)

    http://www.sensonomic.com Overview Agriculture Simulations makes use of Earth observation (EO) data to solve challenges for agricultural planning, harvesting, logistics and long-term food systems resilience in a changing climate. It gives dynamic insight into complex human and natural systems by combining computational simulations and EO data. It enables both short-term operational and long-term strategic decision-making by […]

  • WeatherSafe Platform (WeatherSafe)

    www.weathersafe.co.uk Overview The WeatherSafe platform provides field specific advice for coffee farmers. This is generated from satellite Earth observation (EO) data and bespoke weather forecasts, offering early warnings for pest and disease, supporting agronomist and farmer decisions making, helping farmers make faster, better choices which directly impact both the quality and quantity of coffee produced. […]

  • Pest Prediction (CABI)

    www.cabi.org Overview Pest Prediction aims to produce cutting edge research to provide pest and disease monitoring and forecast information, integrating multiple sources of data, Earth observation (EO), meteorological and vertical looking radar, to support decision making in the sustainable management of insect pests and diseases. Predictive models on wheat rust severity that are passed to […]

  • Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) (CABI) (IPP funded)

    www.cabi.org Overview Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) is an innovative crop pest and disease risk forecasting product designed for smallholders and commercial producers in developing countries. Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders, including plant protection authorities, space experts, private sector companies, and the farmers themselves, PRISE uses state-of-the-art crop and pest modelling techniques to […]

  • Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development (ACCORD) (Earth-i) (IPP funded)

    www.earthi.space Overview Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development (ACCORD) provides proactive, targeted crop management information to improve the livelihoods and incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in Rwanda and Kenya. The crop management advice, which is delivered via a mobile app, is derived from satellite Earth observation (EO) and advanced micro-climate information. The information helps […]

  • Grape Production Climate Resilience (Rothamsted Research)

    www.agritechinchina.org Overview Making grape production more resilient to weather and climate using Earth observation (EO) and smart sensors. Solution benefits Exploits satellite EO data and smart sensor technology (for soil, weather, crop conditions) and GIS modelling to: reduce water inputs, and improve frost and disease management identify suitable regions for new vineyard development improve sustainability […]

  • Ecological Production Management Information System (EcoProMIS) (Agricompas) (IPP funded)

    www.agricompas.com Overview The EcoProMIS platform is developed per crop and country to address the economical, technical and environmental challenges faced by a wide range of agricultural stakeholders. By combining satellite Earth observation (EO) with comprehensive crop production data we create “Knowledge for Free” for growers and partners, and “Decisions for a Fee” for customers. Solution […]

  • Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience (Airbus Defence and Space) (IPP funded)

    www.intelligence-airbusds.com/agriculture Overview Earth Observation for Flood and Drought Resilience focuses on alleviating poverty for farmers that currently have little or no access to insurance by demonstrating the efficacy of Earth observation (EO) data for supporting the micro-insurance market. It also focuses on building social and economic resilience to drought and flood by providing economic impact […]

  • Drought and Flood Mitigation System (DFMS) (RHEA) (IPP funded)

    www.dfms.co.uk Overview The Drought and Flood Mitigation Service (DFMS) provides robust meteorological, hydrological, and other Earth observation (EO) information as observations, forecasts, and data archives. Products for monitoring, near and long-term planning, and historical analysis are provided through an on-line portal to users in the government, commercial agriculture, and development sectors. Focussed on reducing the […]

  • Crop Observation, Management & Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) (Rezatec) (IPP funded)

    www.rezatec.com/resources/projects/mexican-compass/ Overview The Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) uses satellite Earth observation (EO) data to help smallholder farmers manage their sugar cane and wheat agriculture. It helps optimise crop productivity by identifying factors that cause the yield gap between crop potential and actual field performance. It also provides agronomic support to […]

  • SatComms for Natural Disasters (Inmarsat) (IPP funded)

    www.inmarsat.com Overview Inmarsat provides in-situ powerful but easily deployable equipment, including Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress (GX) satellite equipment during disaster response scenarios. Global Xpress (GX) terminals allow communications at speeds not previously possible for emergency response teams and mobile BGANs allow responders to provide in situ impact assessments. Rapid deployment at the disaster area provides […]

  • SatComms for Climate and Disaster Resilience (SatDRR) (Avanti) (IPP funded)

    www.avantiplc.com Overview Communication between emergency services, disaster responders and the public is critical in delivering fast, meaningful responses during emergencies or disasters. Avanti supplies high throughput fixed and mobile satellite connectivity providing secure, reliable, always-on voice and data communications in emergency situations. Solution benefits Satellite communications provide a secure, reliable, always-on communications infrastructure. Supports governments […]

  • SIBELIUs (eOsphere) (IPP funded)

    www.eosphere.co.uk Overview Improved severe-weather resilience for herding communities using satellite Earth observation (EO). The solution provides improved capacity for distributing new and upgraded environmental information products. Solution provides information regarding pasture, snow and drought, including absolute regional averages, anomalies and trends, to stakeholders supporting herding communities including the insurance sector, government agencies coordinating livestock and […]

  • Humanitarian Rapid Mapping Service (UNOSAT)

    www.unitar.org/unosat Overview UNOSAT provides rapid satellite imagery analysis during natural and environmental disasters to improve situational awareness and support relief efforts. Our staff is able to process requests on a 24/7 basis year-round. Output products include maps, GIS- ready data, statistics and reports. They are shared with governments, UN agencies and other actors. Solution benefits […]

  • Rapid Flood Mapping Service (RFMS) (Telespazio VEGA UK)

    http://telespazio-vega.com/ Overview Rapid Flood Mapping Service (RFMS) provides a quick response in mapping flooded areas in the immediate lead up – and during – a severe weather event e.g. torrential rainfall. Targeted at national disaster resilience agencies and the first responder community. RFMS utilises high-resolution radar data that is unaffected by clouds and is capable […]

  • EASOS Data Discovery Hub (Geocento) (IPP funded as EASOS project)

    http://geocento.com/ Overview EASOS Data Discovery Hub is a user friendly, one stop shop, web platform that can be used to discover, select, order, receive, visualise and download Earth observation (EO) data, with convenient filtering tools. It provides efficient and independent access to imagery from the range of image suppliers to help monitor and assess areas […]

  • Forest and Wild Fire Monitoring (eOsphere)

    www.eosphere.co.uk Overview eOsphere satellite ground receiving stations have been installed in countries worldwide (including Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Greece, Mongolia and Cuba) to allow government agencies to detect and monitor forest and wild fires using medium resolution thermal infrared and visible satellite data in near real time. As well as detecting and monitoring fires, the product […]

  • FireSat (Clyde Space) (IPP funded)

    https://www.clyde.space/ Overview FireSat adds considerable value to existing fire detection assets. The solution uses nanosatellites to provide targeted coverage of Africa with improved temporal and spatial resolution than offered by existing satellite remote sensing of fires. The system intends to enable a step-change in the detection of smaller fires, down to 90m² allowing earlier intervention […]

  • Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) (National Oceanography Centre) (IPP funded)

    www.satoc.eu/projects/c-rise Overview Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISe) delivers access to satellite-derived data on sea level, wind speed and wave heights; enabling stakeholders to use this information to improve socio-economic resilience to coastal hazards such as inundation, floods, storm damage, wetland loss, habitat change, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. Solution benefits Sea level information is critical […]

  • CommonSensing (UNITAR) (IPP funded)

    www.unitar.org/unosat Overview The overall aim of CommonSensing is to improve national resilience towards climate change, including disaster risk reduction, and contribute to sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through the use of satellite Earth observation (EO). This is done by assessing climate predictions, coupled with hazard mapping and food security analysis to provide […]

  • Service4EO (Deimos Space UK)

    www.elecnor-deimos.com/delegacion/deimos-space-uk Overview Service4EO is a back-end platform that delivers Earth observation (EO) products to applications that address a range of problems in developing countries. It collects and ingests EO data from satellites and drones combined with data from ground sources and processes the data to applications for sectors such as agriculture, urban mapping, forestry and […]

  • Satellite Data Services: Near Real Time Imagery (Environment Systems)

    https://data.envsys.co.uk Overview Satellite Data Services is a cloud-based service delivering access to near-real time analysis-ready satellite imagery and derived products from the Sentinel-1 and 2 satellites. We handle pre- processing and associated costs, so you do not have to. Low cost monthly or annual subscriptions give users access to analysis ready satellite data under an […]

  • Ecometrica Platform (Ecometrica) (IPP funded as Forests 2020 project)

    Overview The Ecometrica Platform brings together Earth observation (EO) ‘big data’ and turns it into strategic, geo-analytical insights for use by businesses and governments worldwide. An easy to use web interface enables non-experts to easily interact with and rapidly analyse large, complex environmental datasets – from forest protection to disaster response, sustainability metrics to full […]

  • Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) (Satellite Applications Catapult) (IPP funded)

    Overview EASOS is a platform designed to provide high value decision support to tackle country specific environmental, security, and human challenges. Through its intelligent way of fusing data from terrestrial and satellite sources, EASOS provides knowledge on a wide variety of topics to different government departments on a local, regional, and international scale. Currently the […]