Spacedat, a high technological applied research company that uses
state of the art innovative satellite and G.I.S instruments, continues
investing on industrial research.
As a result, an innovative satellite-based
mapping system is being developed to provide near real time data to
emergency service managers across Italy. The integrated mapping system
will allows users to identify fire locations, earthquakes, landslides
and flooding risk zones, as well as, areas that pose a potential risk
to communities and property.
The system works by correlating different
environmental risks factors, using optical and radar satellites
together with near real time meteorological data. This allow us to
create dynamic risk maps and provide warning updates.
The integrated system builds upon
“SENTINEL hot spots”, a web G.I.S application developed using satellite
data to localise fires and create a perimeter of burnt areas. The
prototype version was produced with the international cooperation of
CSIRO Australia, NASA and the University of Maryland, setting the basis
to encourage the participation of national and international research
centers in the development of the integrated system.
Currently we are on the final phase in
which algorithms are being strengthen and validated. The strongest
algorithm are on their way to being patented, as we believe that the
integrated system could be replicated in different parts of the world,
serving as a tool to prevent, manage environmental risks and to
evaluate the post crisis effect.
Spacedat looks forward to establish
further links with private companies and research institutions in order
to keep on transforming research into new applications and services
with a high technological contents.
Contact Spacedat at:
Via Duca degli Abruzzi 57 Lecce 73100