Solution Overview

With the ability to analyze damage and changes caused by various natural disasters (i.e. sediment-related disasters, building collapse, and volcanic ash deposits), SAR satellite imagery can assess and measure the degree of damage over a wide area before and after a disastrous event. One of the major features of SAR satellites is that they can observe through clouds and penetrate night and bad weather conditions. With SAR image analysis, it is possible to quickly assess the damage, even in remote areas where it may be difficult to dispatch people on-site. It is also a solution that allows accurate situational understanding and facilitates apt initial response with its ability to detect and understand disaster situations over a wide area and quickly share information with relevant parties.

SAR Analysis Image of Debris Flow from the 2021 Atami Landslide
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Advantages and Benefits

  • Analyze before and after changes of a disaster-stricken area and evaluate the damage (landslides, building collapse, etc.)
  • Efficiency and optimization of time and cost for surveying wide-area disaster areas
  • Reduce secondary risk disasters and limit on-site dangers by conducting remote surveys by satellite

Sectors

  • Public Sector : Ministries and local government
  • Finance : Non-life insurance companies
  • Transportation & Logistics : Transport infrastructure operator
  • Other : Media

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