Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Global trends in satellite-based emergency mapping|
|Authors:||VOIGT Stefan; TONOLO Fabio Giulio; LYONS Josh; KUCERA Jan; JONES Brenda; SCHNEIDERHAN Tobias; PLATZECK Gabriel; KAKU Kazuya; HAZARIKA Manzul Kumar; CZARAN Lorant; LI Suju; PEDERSEN Wendi; JAMES Godstime Kadiri; CATHERINE Proy; MUTHIKE Denis Macharia; BEQUIGNON Jerome; GUHA-SAPIR Debarati|
|Citation:||SCIENCE vol. 353 no. 6296 p. 247-252|
|Publisher:||AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Over the past 15 years, scientists and disaster responders have increasingly used satellite-based Earth observations for global rapid assessment of disaster situations. We review global trends in satellite rapid response and emergency mapping from 2000 to 2014, analyzing more than 1000 incidents in which satellite monitoring was used for assessing major disaster situations. We provide a synthesis of spatial patterns and temporal trends in global satellite emergency mapping efforts and show that satellite-based emergency mapping is most intensively deployed in Asia and Europe and follows well the geographic, physical, and temporal distributions of global natural disasters. We present an outlook on the future use of Earth observation technology for disaster response and mitigation by putting past and current developments into context and perspective.|
|JRC Directorate:||Space, Security and Migration|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.