Space & Aerial Technology

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2023
This study investigates the feasibility of using remote sensing data for post-disaster damage assessment.
Asian Development Bank
The SAWIDRA project, implemented by the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), aims to improve the weather forecast and product production capacity in Africa to provide input for risk reduction and issuing of early warning.
Pinkmatter Solutions
Satellite image of Hurrican Ian heading towards Florida, USA.
A new way of tracking ocean waves with satellite measurements was developed and applied to extratropical cyclones, revealing the effects of storm characteristics on extreme sea states.
Eos - AGU
Nepalis wait as engineers remove a boulder fallen on the road due to a landslide
Researchers at NASA GSFC have been using a multiscale approach to map and forecast landslides at the local, regional, and global levels. The model provides a near-real-time overview of landslide hazards worldwide.
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
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Study finds way to track hurricane landfalls, other hazards using satellite data.
Ohio State University
UNOSAT experts delivered a series of tailored training in November and December 2022 in 3 countries of the Pacific: Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Fiji. Building upon past activities, these sessions aimed to enhance GIS capacity for Climate Resilience.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
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2022
This report explores the unique contributions of Earth observation data to anticipatory action, the development-humanitarian spectrum, the various challenges of the data’s incorporation, and a collection of guidance and best practices from experts.
Digital Humanitarian Network
2022 was a busy year for volcanic eruptions with Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilaeau erupting simultaneously, along with Mount Semeru, Indonesia and the Hunga undersea volcano in Tonga.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
waves on a beach
Research from the University of Washington shows that signals from the upper atmosphere could improve tsunami forecasting and, someday, help track ash plumes and other impacts after a volcanic eruption.
University of Washington
Haiti - earthquake damage
A new application of machine learning boosts scientists’ ability to use data from satellite navigation systems to detect and warn of earthquakes.
Eos - AGU