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Free Satellite Data for Stronger City Resilience

Ran Goldblatt and Brad Bottoms

Open data and publicly available satellite imagery are transforming how cities can prepare for disaster and climate risks and strengthen urban resilience. In this talk, we present a data-fusion approach that utilizes free satellite imagery (Sentinel-1 and 2) to identify flood prone areas in developing cities. The approach, which is fully automated, relies on SAR (Sentinel-1) and optical data (Sentinel-2) to identify and map urban areas that have been prone to flooding in the last 5 years.