Satnews, December 10 2020
Synspective Inc., a Japanese company providing satellite data and derived solutions using small-sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, launches its SAR-based “Flood Damage Assessment Solution” service, which provides damage information when a flood occurs, using the highly reliable SAR-attributable data capabilities of all-weather, any time, high-frequency observation.
The “Flood Damage Assessment Solution” is a service that evaluates inundation damage (inundation area, inundation depth, damaged roads, damaged buildings) as a measure during a disaster response. In the event of a disaster, especially when affecting large areas, early information and fast action are critical.
SAR satellites are capable of all-weather, anytime, ground observation, as such, when a flood occurs it is possible to quickly grasp the gravity of the situation and evaluate the damage without delays. Furthermore, by using cutting-edge AI methods, the tool can also identify the level of impact on facilities, such as roads and buildings, in a speedy manner.