Satellite Images Used in Advancing Disaster Management

The Virgin Islands, through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), has been selected for a project in the Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP) No.2.

Mr. Dirk Werle of AERDE Research and Ms. Claire Gosselin of VIASAT, Canada are conducting a two day workshop at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to provide an overview of the Project, and to demonstrate how satellite imagery may be used by Disaster Management Organisations following significant hazard events.

The goal of the CSDP Project is to enhance and improve coastal disaster and emergency management related user needs and activities that are supported by innovative Earth Observation technology and related "know-how.

The project is being spearheaded by the Canadian Space Agency in collaboration disaster agencies in Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands.

Published by: Platinum News on March 4, 2011
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