The participants in the high-level panel “Perspectives on the Value of Earth Observation” on the last day of the tenth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) in Geneva last week, agreed that effective risk assessment and
A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to
The private satellite company Skybox published on Friday, 27 December 2013, the first images of their remote sensing satellite SkySat-1 on their website. SkySat-1 is the first commercial satellite to produce high-resolution, HD videos of Earth from Space.
The reinsurance company Swiss Re estimates the loss created by disasters worldwide in 2013 to amount to 130 billion USD. Their preliminary sigma estimates that insured global losses from catastrophes triggered by natural hazards and man-made disasters totalled USD 44 billion, with flooding a major driver. Around 25,000 lives were lost as a result of disasters in 2013, natural as well as man-made.