Satellite data shows where the people live and provides information about population dynamics, while census data shows how many people are living in an administrative unit. A combination of both provides indispensable information to be used in exposure, vulnerability and risk mapping. Satellite-based population and settlement data is also needed to monitor indicators of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as well as for the Sustainable Development Goals. (Image Credit: NASA)
Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
A Sociedade de Especialistas Latino-americanos em Sensoriamento Remoto (SELPER), Brazil
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
Geoscience and Remost Sensing Soceity (IEEE GRSS)
European Space Agency (ESA)
The DGODT is a governmental institution that is part of the Economy, Planning and Development Secretary. It is responsible for the creation of public policies for a sustainable development of the territory, as well as for the spatial expression of the economic, social, environmental and cultural policies of the society.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched a new initiative to support cities around the world to manage risk following the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters. It also announced today that over 1,000 cities have now joined its "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign.
A study released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on 7 April 2012 states that almost 60% of the 450 urban areas worldwide with a population of at least one million people are exposed to the risk of a natural disaster.