Space & Aerial Technology

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This paper assesses how the Himawari-8 satellite can be used for active fire detection. Satellite sensors are an important source of observations of fire activity. Next generation geostationary satellites provide earth observations very frequently.
GPS satellite in the Earth's orbit
A new method for detecting tsunamis using existing GPS satellites orbiting Earth could serve as an effective warning system for countries worldwide, according to a new study by an international team led by UCL researchers.
Space-based and remotely sensed technologies can help to simplify, justify or improve anticipatory action programmes – and may even provide opportunities for additional programmes based on triggers that have not yet been considered.
Cover page of the report: water collection pond in an arid landscape
This document explains how MENAdrought supports Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco in anticipating, preparing for and mitigating drought impacts; including the development of a satellite- and model-based drought early warning system.
This SHEAR knowledge product explores examples of how Earth observations have been used within the disaster management and disaster risk reduction contexts alongside a discussion of the current uses, ethics, and the future of Earth observation data.
African family from the Djerba tribe in traditional colorful clothes in front of their house in Niger (2013)
Niger is the first country in the West Africa region to develop a trigger-based adaptive safety net for drought response designed to provide early assistance to affected households.
Space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency and companies such as Planet Labs are providing free, medium-to-high resolution images of Earth, encouraging independent research and scientific investigations.
Satellite images could offer a new way to monitor for avalanche threats to remote mountain communities, according to Aberdeen scientists studying a deadly Himalayan avalanche.
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The present work focuses on the use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), commonly known as drones, for the inspection and assessment of bridge infrastructures.
03 Feb 2022
This course describes how the information derived from remote sensing is obtained and best used for crop monitoring in a food security context.
11 hours