Change Detection analysis of Farquhar Island, Seychelles, after major hurricane

Apr 25, 2016 -- On April 16th, 2016, Farquhar Island, located in the Seychelles archipelago, has been hit by the cyclone “Fantala” which developed in a major hurricane. The eye of this hurricane, classified at the ultimate category 5 tropical cyclone, passed directly over Farquhar Island. Gusty winds of over 300km/h have been recorded, causing many damages.

The map shows the impacts on the coastal area affected by the hurricane. It indicates the flooded regions and debris zones as well as destroyed infrastructures. This change detection analysis is based on two Pléiades and SPOT satellite images acquired on April 11th, 2016 (pre-disaster) and April 22nd, 2016 (post-disaster).

SPOT 6/7 and Pléiades 1A/1B are two optical satellite constellations - operated by Airbus Defence and Space – offering high and very high resolution of 1.5m and 0.5m. This capacity is crucial to evaluate the extent of impacted areas and their location. Detailed information provided by the images helps optimizing the efficiency of the rescue operations, sometimes in remote and difficult-to-access areas.

Reactivity is also key to rapidly respond to emergency situations. When such events occur, Airbus Defence and Space can rely on its wide-range satellites fleet, which are then activated instantly, in few hours. This capacity is especially relevant for this kind of time-critical situation.

Contact:                                                                                              

Fabienne GRAZZINI                 
+ 33 5 62 19 41 19       
Email Contact

www.aibusdefenceandspacecom




Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Jobs
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer for Kiewit at lenexa, Kansas
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Upcoming Events
International Conference on Geomatics, Geomapplica 2018 at Syros - Mykonos islands Greece - Jun 25 - 29, 2018
18 International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2018 at Paradise Blue 5 *****, Congress Center Albena Resort & Spa Bulgaria - Jun 30 - 9, 2018
2018 Esri User Conference at San Diego Convention Center San Diego CA - Jul 9 - 13, 2018
SUE Association at Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 “I” Eye Street, SW Washington, DC - Jul 26, 2018
LaserTech
Teledyne Optech
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
Teledyne:
Interdrone 2018



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise