HADR 2020

Asia is regularly hit by typhoons (also known as hurricanes or tropical cyclones) during the monsoon season. These storms often result in flooding, deaths and the destruction of homes, roads, and other basic infrastructure. Mission Statement Develop an AI empowered application that can assist response teams in efficiently analysing satellite images of areas affected by typhoons. GSTC…

SSTL: Space Tech Companies Worldwide Compete in International Challenge to Improve Flood Risks in the Region

Financial Times, 29 May 2020 SINGAPORE, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the World Bank Group for the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Challenge. This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed by and for Cambodia, Lao…

HADR 2020 Results

Congratulations to this year’s HADR Challenge winners! We will be in touch with the respective teams to follow up with more details. In the meantime, should you have any queries, please contact Ms. Gillian Chin at gillian.chin@space.org.sg Grand Prize TEAM VEGA Temasek Polytechnic Runner Up TEAM MEAN MACHINE Singapore Polytechnic

HADR 2019: A chat with Team Beluga

1. Throughout the course of the HADR challenge, what was your biggest takeaway?  Jonathan: The biggest takeaway was being able to expose me with satellite technology like the Airbus Zephyr. Upon knowing the capability of this satellite, and utilizing knowledge gained from challenges, we were able to implement features on our HADR product. Hana: My biggest take…

赈灾通信好点子

Lianhe Zaobao 三名理工生对太空与卫星技术很感兴趣,设计了利用卫星技术的赈灾通信方案。他们所设计的求救电话利用高空伪卫星进行通信,救援中心可通过卫星导航确认求救电话的所在地。 三名理工学院学生设计利用卫星通信的求救电话,可让灾民在电信中断的情况下拨电求助,实用可行的点子获得青睐,在“人道援助与赈灾挑战赛”中脱颖而出。 淡马锡理工学院航空航天电子系学生傅夏娜李(19岁,中)说,三人是同个科系的同学,对太空与卫星技术很感兴趣,在课程负责人的建议下参加比赛,设计利用卫星技术的赈灾通信方案。 她与队友蔡文峰(19岁,右)和张隽言(20岁,左)设计的求救电话是利用空中客车公司的Zephyr高空伪卫星进行通信,救援中心也可通过卫星导航确认求救电话的所在地。 傅夏娜李说,求救电话可预先设置在会发生天灾的地区,或是由赈灾人员从空中投下。 蔡文峰说:“太空和我们的科系——航空航天系相当有关……我对外太空感兴趣已经有好一段时间了,间中也参加过几个比赛了解卫星技术。” 这次的比赛是由空中客车与新加坡太空与科技协会联合举办,旨在设计方案,利用卫星技术协助赈灾与救援工作,共有15个队伍参赛,其中11队来自新加坡,其余的来自马来西亚与印度尼西亚。 得奖队伍可免费到法国参观空中客车国防与太空设施,了解航空航天业的最新的顶尖科技。 傅夏娜李说:“我们很意外也很开心……感觉这是很重大的奖励,我们可以继续往这方面发展。这是一个新的开始,我很兴奋。” Link to article

HADR 2019

In 2018 a hydroelectric dam under construction in Laos’s Champasak Province collapsed leading to widespread destruction and homelessness among the local population. Mission Statement Formulate innovative solutions with regards to communications or geolocation that could aid HADR relief efforts.. GSTC Showcase Previous Next Guest-Of-Honour Ms Indranee Rajah (Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and…

HADR 2018

“Space for Humanitarian Aid” Challenge 2018 A natural disaster (e.g. a typhoon or an earthquake) has struck a remote area in Southeast Asia. Significant parts of infrastructure have been destroyed, including all terrestrial means of communication. Buildings have been destroyed and there are many casualties with even fatalities to be expected. All regular traffic in…