Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines

The overall aim of METEOR is to provide robust national-scale exposure and multi-hazard information based on Earth observation (EO) data. The solution is based on day- and night-time optical satellite imagery and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data providing a reliable and cost-effective way to deliver outputs in potentially data-poor areas and those that are difficult to access. Consistent, reliable information on exposure (building location and construction type) along with multi-hazard knowledge (i.e. how hazards such as earthquakes and landslides occur and interact) is vital when building resilience to hazards and contributing to sustainable development. METEOR strengthenes national and regional awareness and the technical capacity of targeted users in disaster management when planning for and responding to disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions. 

Disaster response
Disaster risk management
Asia Pacific
Digital Platform Services
British Geological Survey