Documenting Impacts of Hydro-Meteorological Events Using Earth Observation

Silvia Maria Alfieri, Fatemeh Foroughnia, Adriaan Van Natijne, Ali Mousivand, Roderik Lindenbergh, Federico Porcu, Thomas Zieher, Beatrice Pulvirulenti, Jingxin Yang, Massimo Menenti

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The ambition of H2020 OPERANDUM project is to develop and document Nature Based Solutions (NBS) to mitigate risks associated with hydro-meteorological (HM) hazards. NBS mitigate risks by reducing the vulnerability of a particular system. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the use of multisource remote sensing data in documenting the impact of extreme HM events to advance knowledge on vulnerability and exposure. In particular the focus is to document past impacts due to extreme events selected from a characterization of recent (3 0 years) HM events in 11 Open Air Laboratories (OALs) where co-design, co-development and deployment of NBS are taking place. The impacts were documented by applying a wide spectrum of satellite image data and other, close - range, remote sensing techniques. A better understanding of the consequences due to extreme HM events in a particular area (OALs) is essential to identify elements at risk and expected to provide a reference to evaluate the reduction of vulnerability and mitigation of risks past the completion of NBS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
Place of PublicationDanvers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0369-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4762-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIGARSS 2021: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Virtual at Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 Jul 202116 Jul 2021


ConferenceIGARSS 2021
CityVirtual at Brussels

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  • Hazards
  • Risks
  • Impacts
  • Optical and SAR remote sensing
  • Sentinel


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