“Free Satellite Data for Stronger City Resilience”
2019-08-30, 09:00–09:20, Fortuna East

Open data and publicly available satellite imagery are transforming how cities can prepare for disaster and climate risks and strengthen urban resilience. In this talk, we present a data-fusion approach that utilizes free satellite imagery (Sentinel-1 and 2) to identify flood prone areas in developing cities. The approach, which is fully automated, relies on SAR (Sentinel-1) and optical data (Sentinel-2) to identify and map urban areas that have been prone to flooding in the last 5 years.