Satellites play a vital role in tracking meteorological phenomenon. Acquisitions provide vital planning information to aid in disaster management and data for modelling processes.
The identification of fire hot spots and the spread of fire events from satellite is used not only in the natural environment but also for fires linked to industrial disasters.
Near real time satellite data can help reduce the impact of oil slicks. Ground efforts can be planned more efficiently by monitoring the spread and predicting affected areas.
Over 50,000 Earthquakes occur every year on Earth. Satellite data provides a unique opportunity to measure fine changes in the earth surface which are often precursors of an earthquake.
Satellite monitoring of flood events is essential to provide data to aid in rescue and for civil defence authorities, the mapping of flooding extent is widely used by insurance companies.
Volcanoes can cause widespread devastation and satellite data can be used to monitor and even predict seismic activity, optical Imagery products can be used to map volcanic impact.