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OPT/NET attends UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference

We were joined by over 100 participants from 20+ nations around the world to discuss how space technologies can be leveraged to tackle the challenges posed by disasters (e.g. floods, droughts, fires etc…). It was the perfect place to showcase our Emergency Management platform — TSAR AI, and better understand the ways in which it can be utilised to save lives and protect infrastructure in vulnerable disaster-stricken areas of the world.

Participants at the UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019. Image: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

The event involved multiple panel discussions and a diverse selection of presentations from space & disaster management experts.

The UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference “Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management in Africa: Challenges, Applications, Partnerships” brought together space agencies, national disaster management agencies, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector to discuss how space-based information can support disaster risk reduction, prevention and response on the continent.

Full presentations and more photos from the event are available on the conference website.

TSAR AI assists emergency authorities in detecting the effects of natural disasters by automating the processing of satellite imagery with Artificial Intelligence. Emergency responders can detect even small changes to water bodies and surface displacements near inhabited areas, then grade them according to their impact on populations. Sentinel 1 and TerraSAR interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar antenna imagery data are used to detect the land surface changes.



We believe in making humans superhuman, not replacing them. The OPT/NET AI Engine provides domain experts in both structured and unstructured data environments the ability to rapidly develop advanced real-time AI solutions that help them do their jobs more effectively.

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