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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]