Space in Africa and Planet are co-hosting a webinar with the theme “Utilising Earth Observation for Digital & Sustainability Transformation,” scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2023. This webinar aims to bring together a diverse audience, including industry professionals, stakeholders, entrepreneurs, national space agencies, NewSpace companies, academia, multilateral organisations, and the general public, to explore the potential of Earth Observation (EO) technologies in driving sustainability initiatives and solutions in Africa.
Thus, representatives from Planet will take the stage to demonstrate how EO data can play a pivotal role in facilitating a successful transition towards digitalisation and sustainability in the African context. The webinar will delve into specific use cases, covering topics such as:
- Precision Agriculture for Enhanced Food Security
- Urban Planning for Population Management and Municipal Operations
- Disaster Management and Mitigation Strategies
Part of the webinar’s discussion will delve into the multifaceted applications of Earth observation data in disaster management. From real-time monitoring of disaster events to post-disaster damage assessment, the speakers will showcase how this technology offers vital information to emergency responders and decision-makers, enabling more efficient and targeted disaster response efforts. Furthermore, the speakers will explore how EO data can be leveraged for disaster mitigation. By analysing historical trends, climate data, and environmental conditions, we can enhance our ability to predict and prepare for potential disasters, such as droughts, wildfires, and floods. This proactive approach to disaster mitigation is crucial for minimising the impact of these events on communities and ecosystems.
This informative and interactive webinar promises to shed light on the transformative potential of Earth observation technology in the African context. Attendees can look forward to a deeper understanding of how EO data can be harnessed to drive digitalisation and sustainability across various sectors, addressing critical issues such as food security, urban planning, and disaster resilience.
his webinar aims to bring together a diverse audience, including industry professionals, stakeholders, entrepreneurs, national space agencies, NewSpace companies, academia, multilateral organisations, and the general public