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Remote Sensing Methods for the detection of UXOs in Urban Environments

Earlier this month, Space4Good participated in the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)’s 8th Mine Action Technology Workshop in Geneva. Attended by mine action practitioners, researchers and policy makers, the workshop facilitated the…

Space4Good and Louis Bolk Institute devise CarboCatch, a remote sensing based carbon estimation tool for Dutch Agroforestry

The integration of trees in agricultural and livestock systems brings many benefits in favour of climate mitigation/adaptation. This is globally recognized and exploited, but so far hardly any agroforestry is present in the…

In the 17th century, one in five ships would get lost between Portugal and India. Captains navigated their ships by “dead wrecking”, essentially listening to their gut. They weren’t able to identify longitude. In efforts to find a solution, sea captains, merchants, and scientists assembled in Great Britain and brought…

Integrating hazard, exposure and vulnerability into a risk analysis

In the last decades, a paradigm shift took place within the disaster risk research community. Scientists, as well as practitioners, realized that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. A hazardous event alone, like a flood or a drought…

Flood monitoring using radar remote sensing

Based on the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), floods are the most frequent natural disasters. While there are many negative socio-economic impacts of floods such as; loss of properties and livelihoods, mass migration and hindering economic growth and development, and even loss of life. In…

Giving meaning back to carbon offsets through remote sensing

In the past few years, we have happily witnessed a slew of public offset-related announcements by CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world. Terms like “climate neutral” and “carbon zero” indicating a transition to a zero-carbon economy. The…

Updated: Mar 31

How high-tech is training people and people are training high-tech

A fire in the rainforest. Trees logged. Remnants burnt. Nothing happens. A field is prepared for agriculture. Wildlife flees. Still, nothing happens. What is going on? Doesn’t anyone care? People do care and they do want to…

Sentinel-1 satellite data unlocks possibilities to map deforestation at a high spatiotemporal resolution

In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York; a report from the Oxford-based Global Canopy Programme, a league of 29 scientific…

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