October 20, 2022
Satellite data can be a useful and inexpensive source of data for disaster management, assisting with forecasting, monitoring, assessing damages and helping direct-targeted relief efforts. This session will focus on the use of Nighttime Lights (NTL) specifically and satellite data more broadly for disaster management in light of Pakistan’s recent floods.
The discussion will focus on a recent study that uses nightlights data. Dr. Serena Ceola will present her work correlating proximity of nightlights to rivers to flood damage. The discussion will also include what data sources are currently being used in Pakistan for disaster mitigation and relief, what the main gaps are, and how they might usefully be supplemented by satellite data, in light of the case study presented.
Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC), the session will be moderated by Ms. Nazish Afraz.
Join us for this interesting conversation!