UR2020 – SSTL x The World Bank HADR Challenge Pitching Session
Dec 3. 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM GMT 0 / 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM SGT
The application of satellite technology and its increasing role in providing quick, accurate and effective response to frequent and complex disaster situations is evident. Across the world, countries have recognised the need of utilising remote sensing satellite technologies as a critical tool in real-time disaster management.
The Singapore Space and Technology Ltd (SSTL) launched the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Challenge to stimulate and tap into the creativity of companies, start-ups, research groups or even students to identify new and translatable solutions to complex problems of coordination and technology usage within the context of HADR.
This year, SSTL partnered with the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF) which is supported by The World Bank to find a solution that will help to better analyse the flood extent and the resulting damage and needs.
Teams were challenged to develop a solution that will augment real time flood extents derived from satellite imagery with flood depth information from other existing datasets and/or real time data sources. After 3 months of hard work, our top 5 teams will pitch their solutions live to a panel of judges who will then decide on the final winner.