Space & Aerial Technology

Risk-KAN Working Groups
World Climate Research Programme
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Future Earth
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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.
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This contributing paper presents how Indigenous Peoples are co-creating data platforms and technological tools that weave together Indigenous and Western knowledge and scientific Earth observations (EO) for disaster risk reduction.
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This paper discusses potential of earth observation (EO) in providing simplistic and operational tools for the systemic risk analysis to complement Indigenous Knowledges covering nature-based solutions (NBS).
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This contributing paper takes a look at the use of radio occultation to infer temperature and improve modeling for wildfire risk. 
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The purpose of this contributing paper is to demonstrate scalable and replicable methods to advance and integrate the use of Earth observations to support risk-informed decision making, based on documented national and subnational needs and requirements.
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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.
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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.
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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.