Webinar: The Role of Satellites in Disaster Management

When: Monday, September 22, 2014

Where: Online

Space-based Earth observations have played a critical role in supporting first responders and risk managers by helping assess damages and impacts after disasters occur. Increasingly, these data are also helping better understand and predict disasters, as well as contributing to long-term recovery work.

In partnership with The Space Show, SWF hosted a two-hour webinar on September 22 on the role of satellites in disaster risk monitoring and management (DRRM). During the discussion, which included responding to questions from the audience, experts highlighted satellite-enabled DRMM, the many international resources available to assist in this effort, and considered some of the benefits and challenges facing users in this work. 

Webinar participants: 

  • Ms. Yana Gevorgyan, Senior International Relations Expert, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Mr. Yusuke Muraki, Space Technology Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Laura Delgado López, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation

The discussion was moderated by The Space Show’s host, Dr. David Livingston.

The archived video of the webinar is available below. A summary of the discussion, speaker bios, and an audio-only version of the webinar is available on The Space Show's website here

The Role of Satellites in Disaster Management from The Space Show on Vimeo.

 

Last updated on October 6, 2014