During disaster events, manual data collection becomes a challenge due to restricted movement. However, the automatic data collected from satellites and radars continues to provide crucial insights, proving to be invaluable especially during unfavourable conditions like severe weather, pandemics, or security threats.
At the Group on Earth Observations, we are committed to enhancing safety and resilience against natural disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. We achieve this by coordinating Earth observations, which involves gathering data from satellites, radars, and other sources to gain a deeper understanding of our planet’s ever-changing dynamics. This data plays an important role in predicting potential disasters, minimizing their damage, and aiding in recovery efforts post-disaster.