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ESA promotes satellites to reduce impact of disasters in developing countries
10 August 2018
A new European Space Agency (ESA) project aims to allow developing countries to have greater access to powerful Earth observation tools in order to reduce risks linked to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods or volcanic eruptions.
ESA's Earth Observation for Sustainable Development initiative (EO4SD) will encourage International Financing Institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and vulnerable countries to cooperate and take advantage of the vast amount of information collected from space to assist with disaster risk reduction.
Image credit: UN/Logan Abassi - Floods in Haiti in 2014