MT VESUVIUS, ITALY, 17TH AUGUST 2017
📷 BY WORLDVIEW-4, 30CM RESOLUTION

Emergency Management

EARTH CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT

 

As disasters increase in frequency and severity, there is a growing need for effective planning and rapid response. Very high resolution satellite imagery provides the best data for assessing and observing when and where disaster is possible, and what its effects are after it has struck.

PLANNING = PREVENTION

Not every crisis is inevitable, there are many that can be prevented with proper planning. With satellite imagery it is possible to predict the likelihood of fires and the path of floods. Geological movement that precedes landslides can be detected. This information enables government planners to make the right decisions regarding development permissions, and insurance companies to set smart premiums.

Before and after flooding | Mandra, Greece | 4 October 2017

A whirlwind leaves a path of destruction through a region of greenhouses | Antalya, Turkey | 16 November 2017

A whirlwind leaves a path of destruction through greenhouses | Antalya, Turkey | 16 November 2017

UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT

Knowing the extent of an emergency allows authorities to implement the best response and estimate its true cost. Satellite imagery rapidly enables this, regardless of where in the world the disaster has taken place. It is useful for understanding the effects of:

  • Flood
  • Fire
  • Conflict
  • Landslides
  • Storms, hurricanes, and whirlwinds
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion
  • Volcanoes

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