Adaptation and Resilience

Helping people, economies and the environment adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

gEOthermalKenya, Osmansos Analytics

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

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.

MAPCAM, RSAC Ltd

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

Ecometrica Forests 2020 (IPP Case Study)

Forests 2020 is a major investment by the UK Space Agency, as part of the International Partnerships Programme (IPP), to help protect and restore up to 300 million hectares of tropical forests by improving forest monitoring in six partner countries through advanced uses of satellite data. Forests 2020 approach has resulted in some outstanding examples […]

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 […]

DETECT, Open University

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]