The world faces an ever-growing threat from natural disasters. With trillions of dollars lost every year from damages, the global community is looking into new innovations to better manage the impacts caused by these disasters. SSTL launched its Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) initiative in 2018. The initiative explores the innovative use of satellite data combined with the latest analytics and computing technologies to increase the capabilities of the HADR community. What started as a student challenge has grown into an industry project with global partners today.

HADR Projects

SSTL has worked with organizations such as the World Bank, Merci Relief, Redcross, Pacific Disaster Command and more on its HADR initiative. In 2022, it embarked on a venture with Changi Regional HADR Coordination Center (Changi RHCC) to explore using satellite data to develop predictive analytics for the damage caused by natural disasters. In line with COP27’s announcement for increased global spending on new HADR technologies, SSTL and Changi RHCC hope to rethink HADR operations to be more preemptive for first responders and rescue missions.

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