Hightech For Emergencies

What kind of event we are celebrating every year on August 19? The International Humanitarian Aid Day.

Do you know more about it?  This day hasn’t really the same cross media intensity, but since 2008, when the UNO fixed this day as  International Humanitarian Aid Day, there are more and more celebraties joigning the campaign because they want to keep in mind the commitment of the thousands of aides who died during  their work under most difficult conditions helping humans to survive in floods, hurricans, earthquake.

Originally, the satellites had the mission to explore natural phenomena impossible to understand and to explain without scientific data such as the melting of the polar ice and the depletion of the ozone layer, the increasing number of floods and hurricans.  Since a decade during the increasing natural disasters wordlwide, the data transmitted by the satellites are used and reused at many levels in order to rescue children, men and women. Thanks to the satellites, the data and images of the concerned regions are directly transmitted to the rescue forces facilitating their work and helping them to get the shortest and fastest access to the concerned areas.

Which areas are the the most impacted? Are there still any access roads? Where are still the people struggling against death calling for immediate rescue and evacuation?

Satellites are giving the right question just in time, at the right moment.  That’s why we should be very grateful to the satellites orbiting Earth. Yes, the real strategic assistance for us comes from the satellites. Their connectivity provides  the rescue forces with precise and information    with precise infographics of the concerned regions.   Satellites are the only reliable and fast information provider when the infrastructures on the ground are destroyed. During such humanitarian emergencies the operators of earth observation satellites unite are joigning their intelligence and offer free access to data of disaser areas.

Thanks to the maps made of satellite data and pictures people could be rescued in emergency.  They also enabled the forecast of upcoming floods and the organization of help even before things are getting worse.

19. August 2013


20. August 2013
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