Innovative Applications of Satellite Data for Risk Management and Disasters
Recent years have seen dramatic improvements in the use of satellite data for risk management through the emergency of new sensors, new change detection techniques, and the evolution of semi-automated and fully automated techniques to extract information from data sets, including new methods using artificial intelligence to process large volumes of data and extract patterns. This session highlights recent achievements in the pilots and demonstrators of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group Disasters, including new SAR sensors used for volcano monitoring, new techniques for SAR-based geohazard research and recent progress in applying constellations of satellites to support operational recovery needs of the international community. The session focusses on invited papers from the WG, which includes many leaders in the satellite-based risk management community. It concludes with a roundtable discussion on what can be expected in the coming years as new technologies are applied to satellite data.