Monitoring is a system of constant observation of phenomena, processes occurring in nature and the technosphere, in order to anticipate the growing threats to humans and their environment.
Space monitoring is the most important source of information that allows you to quickly respond to the occurrence of man-made and natural emergencies, objectively assess their scale and degree of damage, effectively deal with the consequences of accidents and disasters, and increase the reliability of forecasting the onset of crisis situations. The general goal of monitoring hazardous phenomena and processes in nature and the technosphere is to improve the accuracy and reliability of forecasting emergencies by combining the intellectual, information and technological capabilities of various departments and organizations involved in monitoring certain types of hazards.
What does the term disaster mean? A disaster is a serious disruption to the life of a local community or society at any scale resulting from the occurrence of hazardous events interacting with environmental conditions, vulnerability and potential and resulting in human casualties, material, economic and environmental damage and other negative impacts.
Climate change and increased mass natural resource exploitation headquarters owls of the Earth lead to a variety of environmental problems that need action is taking place at the international level. In order for the human response party, were effective, many decisions should be based on global monitoring environment, including using space vehicles.
Today, several dozen satellites contribute to the creation of critical knowledge about earth system, which allows scientists to describe specific relationships between major natural disturbances in the upper layers of the atmosphere ferry and weather changes occurring for thousands of kilometers from them.
Satellite observation data are an indispensable source of information options for weather prediction models and forecasting systems used to preparing warnings about security threats danger and other information that contributes to decision-making both in the state and in the private sector.
Earth observation satellites provide underground soil data with very detailed information on the elements that pose a threat, as well as terrain (digital terrain model), which are critical inputs for multi-hazard risk assessments; and contribute to the development of solutions for disaster mitigation and prevention, such as land use planning and building codes.
Earth observation satellites also contribute to disaster monitoring (eg floods) and disaster damage mapping. Also they are used in disaster preparedness activities such as early warning, evacuation, mobilization and emergency relief, etc.
Under the influence of human activities, as well as native processes, the Earth’s climate enters into a new era, and therefore it is imperative to maintain the system observations, capable of detecting and documenting measure the variability of the global climate and changes in it over long periods of time.
More than 100 national and international organizations are investing in launching satellites for
environmental studies that allow receive data from satellite. This data is used to create global awareness products such as environmental warnings and alerts, disaster alerts and long-term studies of the Earth’s climate.
Satellite data is essential for a wide variety of decision-making processes to protect and save our environment and society.
With Latitudo we work to provide an asset prevention and monitoring system to public bodies and private companies in order to safeguard human lives and contribute to the conservation of people’s urban and citizen assets.