Sector: Disasters


Beyond Borders: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies

The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub is a pilot programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and hosted by Elrha, that seeks to identify the biggest challenges within and opportunities to address global humanitarian responses.  The objective of this report is to provide a consolidated view on the current use of satellite […]

EASOS: Earth and Sea Observation System (IPP Case Study)

Each year, the combined impact of marine oil pollution, deforestation, and flooding on the Malaysian economy amounts to several billions of dollars. The Malaysian government and UKSA identified these as three development challenges that might be addressed through innovative satellite-based solutions. These solutions were developed through the Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project, funded […]

SIBELIUS: Delivering improved resilience for Kyrgyz herding communities using satellite derived services (IPP Case Study)

The SIBELIUS project has developed and delivered new technology which is providing improved pasture monitoring capabilities in Kyrgyzstan to support the country’s large and economically significant herding community. Satellite Earth observation provides an efficient means for monitoring environmental parameters, such as pasture, snow and drought, over inaccessible regions, which can facilitate improved pasture management decisions […]



Remote [Common] Sensing for Climate Resilience

A dictionary definition of common sense says it is “The basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way”. And that is at the heart of what one project in the IPP portfolio – ‘CommonSensing’ – is doing in partnership with the Pacific […]

METEOR: Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines

METEOR is a UK Space Agency International Partnership (IPP) project addressing the poor understanding, in some ODA countries, of population exposure to multiple natural hazards. With that in mind, METEOR is co-developing satellite-based Earth Observation (EO) routines to deliver robust information on population exposure and its vulnerability to multi-hazards including earthquakes, flooding, landslides and volcanoes.  This […]

Using Earth Observation for Disaster Resilience Planning and Policymaking

Each year natural disasters negatively impact hundreds of thousands of lives and lead to economic losses averaging US$250-300 billion per annum. These losses are often disproportionately high in developing countries that experience high-rates of poverty and rapid urbanisation, which pushes the most vulnerable into increasingly hazard-prone areas. Furthermore, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are challenged […]


Project & Product Information

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) 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 […]