Space and aerial technology

Use of space-based and aerial technologies such as satellite communications, remote sensing and drones to improve disaster management and collect data for disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Latest Space and aerial technology additions in the Knowledge Base

Tornado in Colorado, USA
Scientists take calculated risks when they’re storm chasing – enough to collect crucial data, but never putting their teams in too much danger. It turns out that driving is actually the most dangerous part of storm-chasing.
Conversation Media Group, the
Research briefs
Conventional tornado-tracking instrumentation relies on measurements made by technologies like drones or weather balloons, but those methods often require humans to get dangerously close to the path of an oncoming storm.
Ohio State University
A satellite observes a hurricane from space
In a significant breakthrough for real-time environmental monitoring and disaster response, Space Park Leicester has successfully utilised its advanced satellite system to capture near real-time images of Hurricane Beryl.
University of Leicester
Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have mapped scorching pavement in Phoenix where contact with skin — from a fall, for example — can cause serious burns.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Predicting hurricane intensity has lagged behind tracking its path because the forces driving the storm have been difficult and dangerous to measure—until now.
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative
Nepal - Badil Lama is an engineer trained in landslide mitigation by building safer roads
Scientists from multiple universities teamed up with the Government of Nepal and Australia to deliver a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system that can analyse the amount of data needed to identify when rain-soaked ground is about to give-way.
University of Melbourne
University of Florence
Tribhuvan University
Nepal - government
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia
Research briefs
China's Earth Observation (EO) System has seen significant progress, evolving into a sophisticated network of satellites supporting various global applications.
Taylor and Francis
Green sprout growing on the coals after a fire showing resilience.
Research briefs
In a recent study, a team led by scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California was able to detect signs of flash droughts up to three months before onset. In the future, such advance notice could aid mitigation efforts.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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