Welcome to the fifth edition of our newsletter highlighting earth observation (EO) technologies to monitoring environmental risk around the globe. This issue starts with a case study on digital tracking of environmental risks for humanitarian contexts, through a pilot project of the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) in the Mantapala refugee settlement in northern Zambia. Then we collected some interesting news include OceanMind uses AI and satellites to combat illegal fishing, Africa is using earth observation to monitor environment security, Esri and the National Geographic Society announce new partnership, Missing Map Project enables volunteers to aid relief work in disaster-hit areas, and ESA’s new dataset mapping our global human footprint. Then in the Scientific Corner we presented a research paper on a dataset called xBD, for assessing building damage from satellite imagery. Lastly, we listed two free webinars on Undertaking Oil-contaminated Site Assessment and EO for Disaster Risk Assessment & Resilience from NASA, along with two upcoming conferences in Bonn and Seoul, respectively.
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