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SENSUM project meeting @ Guildford, U.K

SENSUM project meeting on remote sensing software development

11th - 13th March,  2014 a project meeting with specific focus on remote sensing software development, Guildford, U.K.

The meeting was hosted at ImageCat Inc. and brought together project team members from the University of Cambridge, Eucentre and GFZ. Major discussion points included the review and design of the software that has been developed until now for the analysis of multi-spectral satellite images, image data requests and implementation of workflows for the extraction of specific indicators (e.g. built-up areas, camp detection).

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SENSUM Study Areas

A novel sampling framework will be developed that guides the in-situ data collection and integration process. Novel in-situ data collection tools (e.g. omni-directional imaging) will be included. Advanced analysis and processing of current and future space-based products will enhance the approach. Uncertainties will be fully considered. Soon-to-be-released space products such as DLR Global Urban Footprint will be validated and their integration with the proposed methodologies explored. Data needs for post-disaster recovery will be addressed within the same framework, resulting in a comprehensive methodological solution to the monitoring of time-varying indicators at multiple spatial scales throughout the disaster cycle.

The consortium of 8 prominent scientific institutions and highly skilled SMEs has considerable experience in their respective fields. Many partners currently collaborate on the Global Earthquake Model Inventory Data Collection Tool (GEM IDCT). The ultimate goal is to produce a multi-resolution time varying indicator monitoring framework that applies to the whole disaster cycle. The framework is intended to· become the de-facto standard for future mapping of vulnerabilities.


Co-funded by the European Commission under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
THEME [SPA.2012.1.1-04] Support to emergency response management - Grant agreement no: 312972

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