Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remote sensing of disasters

SciDev Net asks the question; satellite remote sensing data can provide crucial information for managing natural disasters. How can developing countries access and make use of these data? And what must policymakers do to prepare? Click on the link above to explore some of the facts and figures relating to the use of remote sensing for disaster management. There are also discussions about the lack of political support in some developing countries, case studies of where remote sensing has been used to good effect (including forest fires, drought and volcanic activity), and issues around improved education for hazard monitoring.