EO Data and Humanitarian Response
Did you see VITO’s recent blog on how an international NGO like Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger) uses Earth Observation data to support the pastoralists (cattle herders) in the Sahel of western Africa? The EO data they use is derived from SPOT/VGT and PROBA-V, in the context of a long-standing bilateral partnership ACF-VITO and the Copernicus Global Land Service.
It’s a clear example of a collaboration that can make a real difference on the ground, by feeding into a web-GIS portal that shows the latest maps on water resource availability and biomass production anomalies (like the examples above). These maps and data are also shared with other humanitarian aid workers and used as input for Mali’s national early warning system.
Acquired a 100 m false-colour image over Mali in June 2016.